The UpClose G2 10x25 Roof Binocular from Celestron offers the slightly higher magnification of 10 power and the light transmission ability of 25 millimeter objectives. This makes for a lightweight binocular of only 11 ounces with a still very manageable size of 4½ inches without losing the extra up-close ability. The near focus is a practical 15 feet, allowing quick detailed views of that unexpected visitation. A water resistant, stylish, rubber covered, aluminum housing puts strength and protection of the optic as a prime priority. Thumb indents and finger ridges secure the grip when the last thing wanted is a dropped binocular. Drop it in the back pack, carry bag or coat pocket, but don't leave home without it.