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I can see clearly now.............................
on 8 May 2012
I was searching for a replacement for my mini binoculars that were battered and to be honest were not that clear to see through. I thought a monocular would be ideal for my simple needs (mostly scouting ahead for paths when out walking/geocaching and admiring the view at the coast/in the countryside, i wanted something compact, easy to use and weather proof.
Doing a bit of research i discovered that a lot manufacturers sell binoculars with big magnification (the first number in the 6x30 or 12x25) however larger magnifications are practically useless without a tripod and what was more important was the size of the objective lens- the end you don't directly look through (the second number in the 6x30). A larger lens can let more light through and therefore give you a much clearer image. This explains why my "bargain" 12x25 binoculars gave dull shaky images.
The celestron outland 6x30 ticks all the right boxes for my needs, it is easy/quick to use and gives crisp, clear images.Good value for money without spending too much.
EDIT- just done a dusk test vs my old binos. i'm even more pleased with my purchase. the diffence is night and day!