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The zoom feature could be helpful. You find the object you are interested in on the wide and then zoom in to see the detail.
BUT, holding anything steady at long telephoto is very difficult with ro without stabilization. And stabilization only has so much flexability. When you reach the end of the stabilizer, it 'bounces' and makes things worse. I never use stabilization, hate it, very unpredictable.
I've never used it but perhaps the still frame feature could come in handy. zoom in to your object and then grab a still and look at it on the LCD. Of course that brings up other issues. Viewing LCD is sunlight can be poor and the screens are so small that reading detail is difficult.
Experiment with it, you may find something useful.