I absolutely love my new Canon Image Stabilization binoculars. I am a member of a nature preservation club. We provide our field observations to our local college for their use in research projects, so our observations must be accurate.
I was given the Canon (10×42) for Christmas last year. It was the best thing that has happened to our club. We are ALL using the binoculars. The image stabilization feature is really important when we are up to our knees in a muddy swampy area.
It gives us a “shake free” observation that we never had before with our old binoculars. One thing I had not anticipated was the ability to get a clear image when it is not bright outside… I can see everything clearly even when it is dusk. This has really expanded what we can report to our college researchers.
A lot goes on in the animal world after sundown, during dusk, and before sunrise when the light can make it hard to see details. And, of course, being a Canon, it is waterproof…I can attest to that since I was the one who dropped it in the mud. We had to wash it off, and it dried off in perfect condition.
One other thing I particularly like is that it is surprisingly light weight for all the technology it must be carrying. Every member of our club has used it and every member is as appreciative of it as am I. It is also so well engineered that it is really easy and fast to change lenses.
I had not thought of it, but my 11 year old nephew is using it for a science project…he is a budding astronomer and found that the Canon works at home as well as the telescope the school provides for the project.
The complete description is the Canon10x42 L Image Stabilization Waterproof Binoculars.