Nocs just released a monocular telescope they call the Zoom Tube, and, while I’d never used one before and was a bit skeptical at first, I’ve come to really enjoy this little piece of hardware on the trail. Well, first of all, they’re lighter than binoculars, and smaller, so they’re much easier to bring in a daypack. The Zoom Tube is an 8x32mm scope, which means it has a 32mm lens aperture, with 8x magnification. That’s about the same as using a 400mm zoom lens. Nocs is also releasing a lens that turns the Zoom Tube into a little 32x microscope.