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5.8 out of 10

Canon 12 x 36 IS II

Canon 12 x 36 IS II The Canon 12 x 36 IS II is a 12 x magni Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Good Product

terry, B&H Photo
29 November 2014
  • 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. I have medium sized hands and I do not find holding down the IS button a problem. The image stabilizer excels when it comes to stargazing. Moon, jupiter, andromeda galaxy, star clusters, pleiades, and asterisms look great.
  • Pros: Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for cruising - except one issue

Capt. Steve, B&H Photo
8 July 2014
  • 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. The only problem I have is the rubberized coating on the exterior is turning into a sticky goo. It sticks to hands, the case, anything it contacts.
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
  • Cons: Coating Becomes Gooey, Not Waterproof
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Binoculars

Big Swede, Adorama
30 April 2014
  • 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. Try before you buy.
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Overall 8
8.0

I would highly recommend this product !

starproxima, Adorama
19 June 2013
  • Excerpt: As an amateur astronomer for the last 35 years i would highly recommend those binoculars for stargazing, its magnification ( 12 *) gives it sufficient resolving power for basic identification of most Messier . dark and bright nebula in the milky way !I wish they would just be more luminous though, i would have to go for the 50mm model and loose the very light aspect of them !!One thing is i found negative though, the lack ok lens cap provided by Canon ?
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Not Waterproof
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Overall 8
8.0

Would recommend to friend

bwar4881, Ebay
9 October 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Best Binoculars I have ever used!

Profiler, B&H Photo
21 September 2011
  • Excerpt: we live on a large lake with residences and a lot of activity on the lake at night. we use it to keep an eye on our boat house and to watch others on the lake late at night.it is amazing how i can see them up close even in the dark! love them.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Canon quality

Birdy, B&H Photo
13 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I use these to spot birds for bird photography. I find them easy to use once you get used to the positioning of the focus and IS buttons. The IS works well. Needed to buy lens caps seperately which is a bit of a shame.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Image Stabilisation, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful!

Eagle lovers, B&H Photo
10 January 2011
  • Excerpt: We watch bald eagles from our windows and these are great for being able to view them very clearly and without any shaking. We marvel at the technology that allows the process to occur. They are a little heavy, which is the only reason we didn't give them 5 stars. We would highly recommend them.
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Overall 8
8.0

i would buy these again

ricebowl, B&H Photo
19 December 2010
  • Excerpt: [...] they are brilliant
  • Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 12 x 36 II Image Stabilized

Chief Mate, B&H Photo
2 June 2010
  • Excerpt: Ordered Nikon 12X, Canon 12X and Canon 10 WP Binocs - all with Image Stabilization.Planned on keeping the best one. I really wanted to like the Nikon's - but the image jumps and lags - which makes me seasick - even on land (and I'm a professional mariner). The expensive Canon 10x WP didn't work with my eyes - they had vignetting - black shadows around the outer edges, no matter how I adjusted them. The Canon 12x II's were by far the best for me - and the best value.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Lightweight, Quality Lenses
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