Excerpt: I bought this to take with me while hiking, skiing and for casual stargazing. It is quite compact and easy to fit in a small pack. Optics are good with small amount of color fringing at bright edges. Image stabilization works really well.
Pros: Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Conclusion: I've had mine for almost 6 yrs. They are the primary binoculars on board, we cruise full time and they see use EVERY day! They are light, comfortable, sharp focus, and the stabilization is a must for use on a boat.
Excerpt: I've had mine for almost 6 yrs. They are the primary binoculars on board, we cruise full time and they see use EVERY day! They are light, comfortable, sharp focus, and the stabilization is a must for use on a boat.
Excerpt: I was very impressed with these binoculars. If I had to describe them in a specific way, I would compare them to a first person video game, in which you turn on your sniper scope and breathe in to hold it from shaking.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Conclusion: I have been using these binocs for several years and the IS is perfect and I depend on it. It is particularly beneficial for star-gazing - keeps your view steady while trying to see details and faint objects.
Excerpt: The stable image they provide allows greater detail to be seen. Not too big and heavy. 12x is really nice. Using mostly for birding. There is a small amount of CA under certain high contrast conditions. There will be a very small number of people who will get dizzy from the IS effect.
Excerpt: These are a perfect compromise between the high end expensive image stabilized binoculars and the entry models. They really work as advertised. It takes about one second for the IS to come on. It is easy to use with great glass. I bought a better case and cleaning tools for it.
Pros: Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I use these binoculars for observing the deer, eagles, hawks, and a variety of other wildlife from my home in the country. Also at sporting events (pro football and baseball games) and traveling by motorctcle and cruise ship.
Excerpt: I bought the Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars for my wife. She spends hours looking at birds and deer with my 10x42 European-made binoculars that are three times the cost of the Canons. They also weigh over thirty ounces and are difficult to hold steadily after a short time.
Excerpt: Didn't realize what I was missing until I bought these. I bought these primarily for MLB baseball games. I'm amazed at how bright and sharp the view is and most of my games are indoors.The focus adjustment is a cinch and can be performed with or without the image stabilzation applied.
Pros: Easy to focus, Is, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction