Reviews and Problems with Canon 15x50 IS All Weather
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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
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.
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...
Excerpt: Did some online research before identifying the 15x50 as the best fit for my use. Tried them in the store for comfort and handling, found them to be heavy (as expected), but well balanced and easy to adjust. I typically use them with sunglasses on, so I leave the eyecups rolled down. My only complaint is that Canon does not include lens covers. I purchased screw-on 58mm UV lenses and snap-on lens caps, which I feel are necessary for a quality instrument like this.
Pros: Easy to use, Excellent image stability, Works Well With Glasses
Excerpt: I use the product for work, for idendifing vessel from far away in a rocking boat, so I need the Image Stabilized Binoculars to do my job. The only thing with them is the weight. They are around my neck, in a bouncing high speed boat. The weight is a factor, and it didn't come a neck strap.
Excerpt: Out here in Utah the sky is clear and visibility is typically 75 miles or more. So it's great to have binoculars that really cut through the distance, as these do. But the best part is the image stabilization. Your eyes would quickly become fatigued if you tried to handhold a 15x (or even a 10x) binocular without the stabilization feature. But with it, the image is amazingly sharp and steady! We can see details miles away that we have never seen before.
Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I own both the 8 X 25 IS and the 10 X 30 IS at present and have owned the 12 X 36 IS in the past. This is really a case of you get what you pay for. The 8 X 25 IS is a high quality binocular for the asking price. However, I have found the 10 X 30 IS to be a better product in performance and quality and worth the extra money. So, if you are considering buying an IS binocular go with the 10 X 30 IS. Also, I found the 12 X 36 IS to be a bit heavy for most uses.
Excerpt: These binoculars are awesome; lightweight, compact, and crystal clear. A little over-priced but perfect for travel and general use. The only issue is with IS feature. It helps with very windy days or shaky platforms, etc. but it distorts the crystal clear image slightly. It does help control the binoculars but you do loose superior viewing.