So are the 12×50 Ostara Elinor binoculars suitable for bird watching. I would normally recommend for plane / ship spotting or long distance terrestrial. But recently a customer came to the Northern Optics weekend display at Barton Upon Humber, North Lincolnshire looking for a high quality set of porro prism binoculars for bird watching.
He liked the porro prism design due them feeling right in the hands. After trying a few sets, including 10x50s and 8.5x42s, they opted for the Ostara Elinor 12×50 binoculars. Despite the others giving the bigger picture, the 12×50 Elinors gave a field of view that was more than adequate, and allowed better views of distant targets