The way you hold this makes it unusually stable. Normally 18x without a tripod would be too shaky. But this works fine when I hold the handle in both hands and brace the body against my chest. Very compact (folding handle, light weight, no tripod). Optical quality nothing special, but good enough.
Pros: High power but stable, no tripod needed
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