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    Back last September I bought myself a birthday present...a new pair of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binoculars. My decision was based upon Gary Seronik's book, Binocular Highlights and also from reading his posts on his website. Gary convinced me that these would out-perform my old bargain basement 10X50, non-stabilized binos.

    Gary was correct. Even when resting the bigger field binos as best I could while sitting in a beach chair, I could never completely get shake under control. But the smaller field ISO binos were rock-solid. In fact, it was as if I had gone up several magnifications higher. With my ISO binos, I can see all four Galilean moons of Jupiter, something not possible with the other set.

    Additionally, the optics of the Canons, to my mind, are superb. I never owned truly expensive German-made optics and am sure they are better. But the ISO feature of the Canon brings these up to a par with any brand. It is simply amazing. In fact, my first light was the double cluster. And while I was out alone in the cold, I loudly hollered, "Wow." That's how crisp and clear the view was.

    I'm a big fan of these ISO binoculars and highly recommend them to anyone. And since I have only had them about four months and much of that time has been cloudy, I have yet to explore the whole sky. But I'll tell you what...when it's clear but cold, as in 0 degrees, I can always slip out with my Canons and get some breathtaking views. They are fantastic.

    Good viewing,
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    I was toying with getting some Canon IS 18x50's... Or 15x50's... Your report has just made up my mind... Thanks!!

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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Thanks for the report Tom. I have thought that these binoculars would be great it is just the price that has kept me away so far.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Also read good things about canon's IS binos from other sources. Unfortunately the price is a big negative

    Tom i agree that keeping things steady is paramount when using binos - that is why I stick to 7x or 8x for handheld viewing.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Thanks for the review.. These could be an option as well.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Hello Pushrod. The real field of view for the Canon 10 X 30 IS binoculars is 6 degrees and the apparent field of view is 60 degrees. They suit my 65-year-old eyes perfectly.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Hello to everyone , I used to own a pair of Celestron 10x50 Ultimas, the view was very bright and sharp. I enjoyed them an awful lot. But over time I too noticed the shake of the 10x when hand held , so I sold those and saved up for a while and got me a pair of Canon 10x30is binos. They really fit my needs anyway, the stabilization makes up for the aperature loss. I really like these for the night sky, during the day there seems to be a little less contrast . If I were to buy a non stabilized pair it would be in the 7 -9 X catagory. But then again there are many people who love the 10X. Just my humble opinionP2101733.jpg
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Canon IS bino's are very high on my "stuff to get" list.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    Congratulations. I would love to have a pair myself. They are a little spendy for me at the moment.
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    Default Re: Big fan of Canon 10X30 image-stabilized binos

    I am a huge fan of Canon binoculars. I own the Canon 10x42 IS (best binoculars ever made in my opinion!!) - I got them over 2 years ago after already owning Leica ones. The image stabilization feature is simply amazing. No tripod needed and you just see more with zero shakiness. Now... I went into Procular.com a few days ago and got the Canon 10x30 also. 3 days later I received the package and can't stop playing with these. The 10x30 are perfect for both daytime and night use. Good for looking at the moon and perfect for traveling. Light weight, very decent FOV, comfortable, brilliant optics and most of all - Canon's magnificent IS. I paid $544 for the Canon 10x30 and definitely not looking back!

 

 
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