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5.9 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 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 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

EX Value and IS is great! If using in difficult light, buy Zeiss or Swaro.

avickers, Ebay
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...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great IS binoculars

GRiker, B&H Photo
28 October 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: No lens caps included
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Overall 8
8.0

Image Stabilzed binoculars

jmscandia, Ebay
6 April 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Good Product all around

Jakk, B&H Photo
11 July 2010
  • 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.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Best binoculars I've owned!

CrazyDave, B&H Photo
10 November 2009
  • 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
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

Telescopes away!

Adorama
9 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Great for astronomical use. My two telescopes are gathering dust in the attic thanks to these binoculars. While they are easy to use, they are a bit bulky from most binoculars. However, for what you receive from this product you can't really complain. The ISB is fantastic. Great all around product.
  • Pros: Close Focus, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Bulky
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Overall 8
8.0

The Steady View

KJ, Adorama
12 February 2007
  • Excerpt: The IS system works very well.<br />Dyed in the wool birders refuse to acknowledge that IS helps so you get some dirty looks when out with other birders. But when alone I love these binocs. The image is sharp but not quite as crisp as Swarovski (my other binocs) or Zeiss. Also closer focusing would be helpful.
  • Pros: Quality Lenses, Steady view, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
  • Cons: Bulky, Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

OK but not great

mke65, epinions.com
10 October 2004
  • Summary: I recommend these with slight reservations which might not be applicable for your intended use.
  • Pros: Power Image stabilised great view awe factor
  • Cons: heavy and big field of view for moving objects price
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