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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.