Forgive me if this is somewhat rambling, I’ll try to be concise but other than my own I’m limited in experience with bins. I’m not a hardcore birder but am an all round naturalist who birds a lot. For years I used 12x42 Bushnell Excursions (in hindsight they are rubbish) then moved onto Zeiss Conquest HDs a few years ago. Other than needing a service they are great, exactly what I want for dragonflies, reptiles etc and generally for birds too. My issue with the 12x42 was always losing the subject going from naked eye to binocular due to the magnification. I’m considering investing in some good bins, £1-£1.5k but wanted advice as to whether spending that kind of cash is worth the upgrade from the Conquests? I do sometimes get frustrated with the 8x being a bit low but spending that kind of cash isnt a decision I can afford to take lightly! I don’t scope bird enough to justify spending it on a scope. I have a Celestron Regal M2 80 which when I’ve compared with top end scopes holds up very well. The only difference is size. If I do spend this much on bins they need to be my everyday ones Rather than for specific scenarios like sea watching which I do infrequently.