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5.6 out of 10

Canon 15x50 IS All Weather

High-Power, Large Binoculars Perfect for Star Gazing or When You Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon 15x50 IS All Weather

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Overall 10
10

these obsolete all your other binoculars

budnjax, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: no matter how great your optics are if you can't hold the binoculars steady you can't see detail. These eliminate most of the shake and really replace a tripod. I have several dozen binoculars from WWI surplus to Leica and Steiner. These obsolete every one of them. I started out with the 10x42L which are fabulous, then got a 10x30 and now the 15X50...superb...don't hesitate...it doesn't get better than this with current technology.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Good but not outstanding

Astronomer, Canon
29 May 2014
  • Conclusion: I am an amateur astronomer with 40 years of experience looking through various optics to see deep sky objects. My needs are quite specific to this task and might be more rigorous than many other uses. The image stabilization feature is the primary reason I bought them. It works wonderfully! I am able to use the binos without a tripod. Bravo to Canon for a job well done. After many many hours of use I do have some criticism of it.
  • Pros: image stabilization
  • Cons: optical quality for astronomy, poor lens caps
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Pair of Binoculars

Bob, B&H Photo
25 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Used for mountain, desert, and lava hiking. Great for animal and land features spotting (don't know about marine use - this is a desert). Exposed objective lenses bothered me, so I added UV filters, 58mm X 7/8" lens hoods, and lens hoodies. Much safer for lens.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 6
6.0

Poor eye-cup design

Adorama
29 December 2013
  • Excerpt: The eye-cups should be redesigned to be more adjustable with perhaps side shields to block extraneous light.The lens quality is O.K., but should be better for this price range. Is there an aftermarket eye-cup for this product? I could not find one.
  • Pros: Effective Is, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor Eye-cups
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 10
10
Performance 8
8.0
Overall quality 10
10

Loved them but...

Sagebrush, Canon
3 December 2013
  • Conclusion: The image stabilization works beautifully and for viewing game at high power and long ranges it is essential. I really was amazed at the stabilization. I did not feel however that the optics quality and clarity was up to the price tag! If they put the system together with better optics I will be all over it. Two other minor complaints were the lack of lens covers and the weird eye cups.
  • Pros: image stabilization
  • Cons: no lens covers, strange eye cups
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Overall 10
10

gerard.j.williams

gerard.j.williams, B&H Photo
27 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I read a lot of reviews about IS and they were all positive. I thought a lot about spending the extra for this feature. After using them I realized they are amazing , the IS feature is well worth the extra money great binoculars and highly recommended.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof
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Overall 10
10

Excellent for astronomy

amatuer astronomer, B&H Photo
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I have already used the 15X50 IS binocs several times. I replaced an older pair of Fujinon 14X40 with this Canon pair. The Fujinons do a slightly better job of image stabilization and are great for terrestrial subjects but don't have quite enough light gathering for astronomical use. The Canon 15X50 are very nice with only slight chromatic aberration on very bright objects. Excellent for my purposes.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: No front lens caps
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Overall 10
10

Good Binoculars

bowbridge, B&H Photo
4 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Got these last week along with some 58mm screw in filters for the objectives. Yeah, they should be included by Canon, but they are not. And the caps for the eyecups fall off like the other reviewers said. I used the binoculars last night at the Majestic Theatre "Phantom of the Opera". I deliberately got my ticket in Rear Mezz Row L, Seat 14 - this is the farthest row from the stage and up against the wall. I estimate the distance from my seat to center stage as 120 feet.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
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Overall 6
6.0

Great optics, poor ergonomics

Peter, B&H Photo
18 September 2012
  • Excerpt: While the view is exquisite, these are very uncomfortable to use. It's probably because my eyes are closely spaced. The structure around the eye pieces is very large. If you roll the eye cups back, they're OK wearing glasses, but not great, and the field of view is limited. With the eye cups rolled out, you can't see the entire field of view. So, the only way I can see the entire field of view is to roll the eye cups back, and use them without my glasses on.
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Overall 10
10

I would but this item again and again

Fred, B&H Photo
29 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I've had other bincoulars but nothing like the 15x50 from cannon with Image Stabilizer they are the best. Can count the sunflower seed in my bird feeder from 50 yards away. I would puchase the 15x50 again.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Waterproof, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Bulky
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