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Old April 27th 04, 03:12 AM
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(Tony Flanders) wrote in message m...
I said:

I don't think you understand! 10x50 binoculars clearly need a
mount for maximum utility.

"gswork" responded:

Then so should my own 8.5x44 shouldn't they?

You bet! And 7x35 too. Sure, they work fine hand-held, but you can
see *much* more if they are well mounted. The higher the magnification,
the greater the relative importance of the mount, but mounts make a
major difference all the way up.

In other words, buy a telescope instead. A nice 80mm short tube will
at least support 8-100x and work on about the same sized tripod which
is FAR more flexible than binos.