I like binos and I had Swarro EL 32, 42, 50 mm but I sold them as I had my Zeiss 2060S.
Bino under 60 mm was nothing for my taste.
I learned the sky in that bino on LaPalma the old way chasin M31, M81/M82, M31, Leo triplets, M27, M57, ET cluster, Carolines rose etc etc so that bino is deer to me.
That bino had been with me ( in Sweden ) to dark places as Oz Sky, Morocco desert, Austria alps, deep in Oregon and OSP several times and many times to LaPalma etc.
It’s not hard hand hold them but I also has a beefy ( but light ) Gitzo CF tripod and steady holder.
I like the ’tone’ in that optics and the 3 mm pupil and FOV perfect to many objects.
I has use it over 2000 meter on ex doubble cluster at LaPalma near 22.0 SQM ( that gets the ’diamond feeling’ big time ) and the solar eclipse 2017 in Oregon ( a WOW ) and one of a major vision was the Jewel box in Australia.
One might not think a small object like that can’t compete with good optics Dobs up to 30”, and I has a Lockwood 30” with Ethos EP - but it shore can.
Bino is great but the bigger it gets complicated and for ’me’ this is the perfect partner.
One here at CN bino forum showed the add in a German E-bay and I got it for spare money and it was like new.
No astro instruments is perfect for all obeservings but to has a 60 mm quality bino is well invested money.
Edited by hakann, 02 August 2021 - 06:52 PM.