Can somebody recommend me a pair for under £30.
Should get some ideas on here.
I've had a pair of compact 10 x 25's for years, and they're light and easy to use for most non serious use ( great for spotting lines on crags). For example you can comfortably read car number plates at 200 metres.
I did have some zoom binocs that went from 7 - 20x magnification, but for general hand held use, at any more than about 12x magnification they were nigh on impossible to hold still enough with any degree of success.
Your budget is pretty low, so you're probs looking at second-hand for anything worth spending the money on. Look for names well-known for optics (Nikon, Leica, Vivitar...) and avoid gimmicks. Like others said, what you want depends on intended use: check sites dedicated to birding, astronomy, whatever.
Not binos, but our local Aldi are still doing a fairly serious looking 'spotting scope' and tripod for under £30!
These will be hard to beat for a bargain at the moment!
At that price Praktica seems a good bet. I bought some Carl Zeiss Jena compacts at that price a few years ago but can't find anything similar now.
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