I'll be testing these out (Zeiss 12x56s) with a view to buy over the
next couple of days. If I decide they are impossible to hand hold at all I
might revert to Zeis 10x56s... which were very impressive when I tried them
out 2 years ago.

Does anyone have any experience with such Binoculars ?

Roland Herrera
Bristol, UK
(Amateur Binocular Astronomer)