Collecting Military Binoculars
Minolta Compact AF 8 x 23 1998
Minolta Co., Ltd. was a Japanese worldwide manufacturer of cameras, camera accessories, photocopiers, fax machines, and laser printers. Minolta was founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1928 as Nichi-Doku Shashinki Shōten, meaning Japanese-German camera shop). It is perhaps best known for making the first integrated autofocus 35mm SLR camera system. It was not until 1933 that the brand name appeared on a camera, a copy of the Plaubel Makina simply called "Minolta."
In 2003, Konica Corporation merged with Minolta to form Konica Minolta.
On January 19, 2006, Konica Minolta announced that it was leaving the camera and photo business and that it would sell a portion of its SLR camera business to Sony as part of its move to pull completely out of the business of selling cameras and photographic film.
This product represents Minolta's commitment to bringing autofocus SLR technology to other areas of imaging.
This pair of binoculars have the Minolta phase-detection autofocus system and precision optics. It operates from 2 m to infinity.
With one push on the AF button, the binocular gives a good image and a sharp focus.
Power: One 3 V CR123A battery
Weight ( with battery): 450 gram