I'd like to have an option for casual solar observation on the cheap. A dedicated H-alpha scope is definitely not in my budget, which I'd like to cap at $100.
I could order two Seymour Solar thin-film filters for my OB 15x70 Ultra. Cost is about $85, not as quick to set up as a dedicated bino but not too bad.
The Celestron Eclipsmart 10x42s are dedicated porro binos, $56.50 from B&H, and can be tripod-mounted (I think).
The Lunt 8x32 Solar Binoculars are roofs, $80 from B&H, very compact, but not tripod-mountable.
At this point I think it's between the Seymour filters and the EclipSmarts. The Seymour filters for the 15x70s would give the biggest image, but I'm concerned it might be too dim.
Could anyone chime in who has experience with these three options? Again, I'd like to keep the total cost under $100.