Hey all, So, I've been trying to figure out this whole binocular/monocular business. I've found Amazon to be rather confusing, though, and I wanted some expert opinions before I spent money on something I didn't fully understand. I've been using this site for comprehending the numbers, and figuring out what I need- Binoculars: How to Choose But I'm seeing other mms on eye exiting, and other things, that are throwing me off a bit. Some of the ads don't -to my inexperienced eye- display their info as clearly as they could, and I admit, I kinda wonder if they're trying to! When it comes down to it, I'd like to find a monocular or a very light binocular - or some similar optic - to stick in the EDC bag I plan on getting, which is the Maxpedition Neatfreak. I do like sight-seeng and nature, so it won't get heavy use, but it won't collect dust, either. From my understanding of the numbers, I'd like around a 7 magnification level - so that, at the 7th power, an object appears 50 yards away.. or something similar.. Initially, it seemed like a small number, but with hunting around, now I wonder if I'm asking a little much for looking for something of decent quality at $30 or less.. Lol... Especially when I'd like to find something that allows as much light in as possible! Don't ask for much, do I? So far, these are the top ones I keep circling back around to, and I'd love to hear about your experiences with magnification/lenses/optics you know of that resemble the field of range I'm looking for? I figure, I don't have to spot Pluto, but I'd like to get a close-up of something at least a couple blocks away..or as close as possible. :\ I really don't know if what I'm asking is too much or not! Amazon.com: HDE® 15x - 55x Zoom 21mm Compact Monocular: Camera & Photo Amazon.com : HDE Compact Pocket Sized 15x32 Monocular Corner Telescope with Carrying Case : Camera & Photo This last one is kinda.. big.. lol Amazon.com : CVLIFE 16x40 Compact Sports Monocular Telescope Pocket Mono Spotting Scope With Pouch Black : Sports & Outdoors I'm more than open to suggestions.. meaning.. help!! Lol!