Wow Ive seen and owned the best at 2k$ a drop—Swarovski 15x56 HD my favorite. But early retirement has forced frugality. Elsewhere I discuss the Vortex 15x56 Diamondback HD, concluding it is a best buy at $350 street. Now looking for a 10x56 I stumbled across the Celestron 71336 Nature DX 12x56 Binocular (Green) at a mere 199$ On Sale. An achromat but color just does not feel like a problem, phase coated, full aperture using a 4x monocular auxiliary telescope at 48x, star test excellent, maybe just the barest hint of asti, edge of field pretty good. Nightime performance strikingly dark and sharp. Other mfr models might be 8” tall, some 7” like the Diamondback, noticeabily smaller, but the DX an incredible 6.5” amazingly small.
Edited by dougspeterson, 25 February 2021 - 10:57 AM.