In my quest to the lighter and faster to use, I’m selling some astro items, especially giving up the use of 2” accessoires for my mak, to finance a nicer pair of binoculars. The purpose is to have no worries about having room or not in the car when travelling and no worries about having time to set up when being wherever.
I have currently some 10x50 TS (same than basic Oberwerk) and look in the direction of 70mm TS Marine (from this serie https://www.teleskop...Binoculars.html ). They can be equipped with filters.
My purpose would be to use them with a monopod with ball head when sitting, or a self-made bipod to observe laying down. I want to use a support avoiding painful neck positions but parallelogram mounts are excluded.
I have been reading some dicussions about the debate 10 or 15x70 and would like some actual update or feedback, as many other people have been facing the same issue. If I can summarize:
1) 10x70: easy to hand hold as lower magnification, wider FOV, longer eye relief
2) 15x70: more light going in the eye as smaller exit pupil diameter, more contrast, biger magnification
Do some of you have experience with monopod and 15x70? Is it really too much magnification?