The successful MINOX BL line has been expanded to include two real light giants for game and nature observation in moonlight or early dawn. Reasonably low in weight, maintaining the established BL optical quality coupled to an attractive price are the main elements of the BL line that the MINOX engineers have put into the new BL 8x56 BR and the BL 13 x 56 BR. In spite of their extreme light-gathering power the two latest members of the BL family weigh in at just over 1000 grams.The 13x56 with their high magnification are particularly well suited for observing game and for detailed observation of very small subjects from long distances. Boasting the outstanding resolving power of the modern BL optics range, the light gathering optics give the added advantage for good identification of your subject under less than ideal lighting conditions.With tough rubber armoring and an ergonomic design the new BL bin-oculars are comfortable and convenient to hold, this being helped in particular by their relatively low weight. The new metal focusing wheel with ridged rubber armoring provides a good grip and is easy to use with a finger-felt marker for the infinity setting. Thanks to this feature those out observing game can find their subject quickly from long distances, even in twilight, by just feeling the focus setting.The newly developed, light gathering optical system of the BL binoculars have multicoated lens elements which guarantee quality optical perform-ance and natural color rendition of the subject in view. With their roof prisms with phase correction coating the user is given an image of ex-ceptionally high detail rendition and rich in contrast, even in poor lighting conditions. Nitrogen gas filling prevents fogging of the optical surfaces on the inside, even with extreme temperature fluctuations. Based on a sophisticated sealing technology developed by MINOX engineers the BL 8x56 BR and the BL 13x56 BR are also fully watertight down to a depth of five meters. MINOX naturally accounts for the specific needs of people wearing glasses. The extended exit pupil allows wearers to enjoy the full field of view which is sharp right to the edges. Twist-up rubber eyecups with click stops are a very convenient feature for spectacle wearers.Included with these BL binoculars are a wide Neoprene strap, rain-guard and case.