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: The impressive magnification paired with IS offers astounding new perspectives of wildlife, birdwatching, mountains or distant events. For some it may be on the heavy side during hikes, No real disadvantage considering all the fascination it provides.
Pros: Close Focus, Compact, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Summary: This is my second pair. The first pair was stolen in a home burglary last month. I live on the 7th floor of a condo on the beach. The image stabilizer allows full use of the 18x binoculars while being hand held. I am able to see detail of sea birds, fish feeding frenzies and boats at distances that 35x binoculars would only see objects and all of this without a tripod. I reordered these binoculars only a week after my burglary.