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5.7 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 6
6.0

Good but not outstanding

Astronomer, Adorama
29 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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 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 10
10

perfect IS and SHARP!

KxBirds, Adorama
24 May 2014
  • Excerpt: 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. For birdwatching it helps to stabilize your view so that the 12x magnification is not a drawback. I will never birdwatch or stargaze without these binocs!!
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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 8
8.0

Loved them but...

Sagebrush, Adorama
3 December 2013
  • Excerpt: 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 6
6.0

excellent binoculars, but poor amenities

slvivace, Adorama
11 October 2013
  • Excerpt: These binoculars are outstanding. They would get a 5-star across the board from me if it were not for the cheap-cheap-cheap case and strap included with the binoculars as well as the lack of a cover for the lenses, necessitating the purchase of UV protector filters. For an item of this cost, I do expect better quality in the extras that come with the product.
  • Pros: image quality and stabilization
  • Cons: crummy case and strap; no end caps
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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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