Interesting. I have always wondered how good the Zeiss 20x60S binoculars were. Do you think the head rest on the NL would even be close to IS or a tripod as far as stabilization or do you think it would be a waste of time at 8x?I have used a Zeiss 20x60S in the past and it is excellent on the night sky.
I consider it to be the best quality binocular I have used, but it has an annoying curved field.
It is also quirky. The button needs to be pressed so it is virtually a one handed binocular.
But these are too heavy for me nowadays.
I would not like to drop one, as it might be an expensive mistake.
I also don't know how long the magnets last.
The warranty was 5 years.
For me, the Canon 18x50 IS was a much more practical binocular, and a much more acceptable price.
I am surprised it has lasted 20 years.