Reviews and Problems with Canon 15x50 IS All Weather
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Value for money 8
Overall quality 10
Loved them but...
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.
EX Value and IS is great! If using in difficult light, buy Zeiss or Swaro.
6 February 2012
Summary: This is an amazing optical system. The IS System is stellar and for normal lighting, I highly recommend these binoculars. However, control of light in difficult circumstances is not up to the standard of the world-class (European) optics -- Zeiss and Swarovski, in particular. I compared these against a pair of Zeiss NightOwl 10x56 P*T* binoculars and the optical coatings of the Canons didn't stand up well against this 15+ year-old technology in difficult lighting...
Summary: It has very good/excellent optics. It has very good image stabilizer. It does not completely compensate for the vibrations. However, removes them considerably. The image appears a little blurry because of working of the image stabillizer to reduce large vibrations. Despite the small amount of blurr, It has no match.
Conclusion: Use my Canon binoculars for hunting and camping. These give excellent optical clarity, as you are able to see deer and turkey from a long distance against dark background. Works equally well during dusk and dawn, excellent light gathering clarity. Also use for star gazing during camping trips and stabilization eases the need for a tripod. Is the go to for most hunting trips where a blind and wait are essential.
Pros: optical clarity, image stabilization, easy to use with heavy gloves