I was talking to Lewis about it the other day.
How come you get scopes up to 50X but not binos?
I think the most I've seen was 12X.
Is it limited by the lenses or design?
I think it is because you can't hold it steady enough and at high mag you lose sight of the object you are looking at.
with a scope your head is "fixed" behind the lens by the cheek piece and this makes it easier to look through. try looking through a high mag scope without a gun fitted and then through a low mag scope ... it is just easier with the low mag.
errr...guys it's because a 50X bino would be impossible to hold steady!!
Even a 12X or 10X bino is not ideal...best magnification is an 8X unless you get a big stargazing bino like a 20X60 or so and then only use it in a tripod.
You get one of Canons big IS image stabilizing binos...I have the 15X50...it is awesome!!! ...but not cheap.