Originally Posted by Binastro
With unfamiliar targets it is my opinion that with a hand held 100x binocular the true fine detail would just not be identified at all.
I do not accept that hand holding a 100x binocular will ever reveal the detail that the 100x binocular has on a firm tripod.
Not only can I agree with you, but I'm sure it should be unacceptable regardless of the magnification.
So it will be unacceptable even with 3x 5x 8x 10x etc ...