In the video below, I take a look at the APEXEL 12X50 Monocular. If you are in the market for a moderately priced monocular, this is one to consider. For under $100 you get 50mm of aperture with a large range of focus in a waterproof monocular that is comfortable to use. This monocular can fit in my jacket pocket and even the front pocket of my jeans, and also fits in the drink holder on my backpack and in the cup holder in my car. While binoculars will usually provide a better overall view since you can use both of your eyes, a monocular can be a great option when you are trying to save size and weight in a backpack, or want something easy to carry in almost any situation.
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F002 Universal Smartphone Adapter (what I used to attach my iPhone 13 Pro to the monocular in order to take images and video through it): https://www.shopapexel.com/products/f002-universal-smartphone-adapter?utm_source=yt&utm_medium=EarthtoSpaceScience&utm_campaign=EarthtoSpaceScience
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