It's been almost 4 years now and I never get tired of using them!
8 March 2013
Summary: I have owned the 18 x 50's for 4 years now. I have thoroughly enjoyed using them. The daytime scenic views are really impressive. But, using them for astronomy is where I think they really shine. Holding a pair of bino's up and looking at stars takes time and is exhausting. My first pair of bino's had less power and were lighter. Even so, trying to keep them steady for any length of time was near impossible.
A LOT OF RESEARCH AND EXPEIENCE LED ME TO THE CANON 18X50.
28 September 2011
Summary: I already own the Canon IS 10x30 and 10X42 L. I wanted something that would reach further and not be as shaky as my standard 15x50. The 18X50 are superb! You may want to do the same thing I did with these and the 10X42 set, and that is invest in some good Hoya filters to protect the objective lens. Or spend less BUT by all means protect the glass.
Summary: What an experience when you turn on the stablizer.Try them you will like them!Great for birding and any distance viewing. Had read other positve views and decided to try them. My wife likes their ease of use. I keep them on my back porch to use on a minutes notice. Couldn't go back to the old type.
Summary: I am really impressed with the clarity and usefulness of this set. I own ziess binoculars and thought I might be a little disappointed with these but the quality is outstanding. One con is the ocular caps are not tied together so they fall off individually. Other than that well worth the money.
Summary: Absolutely the best binoculars we have ever used. Would highly recommend them to anyone who wants a VERY clear, stable image weither for hunting, bird watching, or just looking at distance views. We own a pair of Canon IS lower power binoculars and the extra power is definately worth the price.
Summary: I am extremely disappointed in this product, it does not do what it clearly states in the title. I bought these binoculars because I was tired of British "summer" we're experiencing and wanted a product to change the situation. These binoculars CLEARLY state that they 'stabilise all weather', I was however disappointed to find that this function is NOT evident in the product; very disappointing!
Summary: I would like to thank all the people who answered my question concerning restricted FOV on these high magnification binoculars, I had a pair of compact zoom binoculars some time ago which went to 18x, when on high magnification the restricted FOV made them difficult to use, the small lenses made them very dark to look through, so because of this bad experience I had concerns about these, the positive answers to my questions put my fears at ease and I have finally bought...
Summary: just fab, I already had the 10 x 30 which I would never part with but I have the 18 x 50 's if you have the cash I would recommend them to anyone. I use mine for aircraft viewing boats and birds and would never go back to old type binoculars'.
Summary: I have hummed and hard about purchasing these for years the cost is quite high although I have always known that you get what you pay for and the quality is second to none,I had read reviews of these binoculars on many websites mostly I have to say five star rating although you can only be certain using your own eyes so I bit the bullett and ordered a pair from Amazon,now I had searched the web on prices & Amazon we're not the cheapest by a long way however I purchase a...