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(e.g) 8 x 50
The second figure is the diameter of the objective (largest) lens in millimetres, in this case 50mm. Larger sizes provide a brighter image and a wider field of view, but increase the weight.
For general use 10x is the greatest magnification that can be hand-held without excessive shaking of the image, and is ideal for use in open country or hides. When looking at things that are fairly close, such as dragonflies or woodland birds, 8x will normally be better.
Field of view