Well, I guess we can broaden the scope of this thread to "pannier binos"/fietstas kijkersNo car is my criterium.
"Birdwatching". When I lived in the UK it was called "birdwatching", but I might have to check the dictionary again to see if they've changed the term in question. And I can never have too much of it.Too much "faffing about" as out British cousins so charmingly put it.
Sounds like a great idea, small and compact (I have an MM4 60 which I love for its quality/size/weight ratio, and I can only imagine the 50 mm version must be even more incredible). In my case, my comment had more to do with cost. I've been really curious about the Kowa TSN 501, at 400 g and x20-40 is just so tempting, but I simply cannot justify the cost for it being tossed in the trunk, hence my comment about finding a really cheap device somewhere, regardless of its characteristics, the price would be the main criterium thereHave you thought about using a 50 mm scope for this purpose? I did it once on a car trip through New Mexico, though not primarily birding. Used both a window mount and an ultra compact tripod. Worked quite nicely. Paired with a 10x32 bin. The bulk and weight were never an issue and I like light and compact for travel.