With this scope I can really bring the birds in close, and the clarity is excellent. It is easy to focus, fits nicely in the hand, and even at the max 20x the image is stable in doing so. I've never mounted it on a tripod. Of course with greater magnification, the field of view is smaller, but I leave it set at 20x and, with practice, have had little problem spotting birds, even on the wing at times.
Pros: Clarity, quality, compact
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