I have a cheap 15X56 Vortex Diamondback binocs that are used with a tripod while shooting rodents. I also use them for looking at stars from my deck while having a beer. I can spot gophers at over 400 and see 3 of Jupiter's moons. Getting something much better would cost 2 or 3 times more. I have a much smaller 10X42 Vortex Diamondback that I use while walking.