Reviews and Problems with Canon 15x50 IS All Weather
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Value for money 4
Overall quality 4
Good but not outstanding
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
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.
Excerpt: I use these for general nature viewing and the night sky. The optics are sharp and I've noticed no aberrations. They gather a lot of light, and the image stabilization is top-notch. On the downside, they are very heavy and you may well need to rest your elbows on a convenient (if available) surface to steady the image a little more and to avoid fatigue. Also, the eye relief is too long to enjoy the entire field of view with the cups in the standard position.
Pros: Quality Lenses, Stabilizer, Strong Construction