If you take the monocular exactly under the magnifying glass one establishes that the device is very light. What may appear to be an advantage at first glance is quickly negative, because after all, good lenses also weigh a lot. These good lenses also need to achieve good results and achieve satisfactory results. If you buy an eyepiece, you have the most diverse purposes in mind, because beside the observation of nature there is also the possibility to consider this as a helper during the observation of the stars.For handling it can be said that the device is well in the hand. It has an integrated carrier strap, so you can use it even if you have wet hands or dirty hands. In addition, you can use it even if you would prefer to leave an object without a loop, for example, if you are above water or an abyss and the device could then fall down. It also has a rough surface, which can strengthen the grip again very much.
The processing of the Hama Optec is very good, so at least if you compare it with comparable pieces of the same price class. It has a stable overall impression and convinces even after prolonged use still by a good handling and uncomplicated cleaning. For the price segment, one can not raise objections in terms of processing and life expectancy (expected lifetime). It is a solid object.
The visibility and quality of the optical results is acceptable. One can, however, criticize the fact that, starting from a certain breadth, it reaches its limits.