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    Default Canon IS 10x42 or 15x50



    I am trying to decide which to get. I have heard the eyecups on the 15x50 are tough on the eyes but I keep them turned down all the time and if they won't stay down I cut them off. I wear glasses, bump into things even with them and am 20/400+ with astigmatism so glasses stay.

    I am looking to use them to work on my binocular Messier list and the binocular Double Stars from Astro League. Also to look at the moon and the moons of Jupiter.
    For wide field stuff I have Nikon E's 7x35, Aculon's 7x50, Celestron 10X50, also Orion 9x63, and a 12x70.

    I keep hearing how the 10x42's are the sweet spot and that the 15x50's are too heavy. They will live on my dresser to be taken out at night when I wake up to check things or toss in the car when going to use the 12" scope at the observatory to view while I am waiting for the public to come by. I don't want to buy both (at least not yet). For globulars, smaller open clusters etc which would be better?

    I have tried them both and like the 15x50's on the lunar surface over the 10x42's. I "might" use them to look at some birds out my den window at about 12-15 feet but I have been using my Nikon 7x35's for that.

    I read one reviewer who said he was worried about hanging such an expensive piece of glass over his shoulder but that doesn't bother me because I often carry my full frame Canon DSL with a 100-400 IS L lens on it over my shoulder and that is 4 times the cost.

    My skies where I will be using them mainly are bortle 7-7.5 and I can visually see down to mag 2.4 on a good night, lots of LP nebulosity is not easy here next to the mall.
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    Default Re: Canon IS 10x42 or 15x50

    I can't comment on IS feature, but specifically for Messier hunting I would go with 15x50, some of Messiers are small and you will benefit from extra power.

 

 

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