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Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 16:01
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Petroc, Precisely !! My Canon IS 10x30's...

Hi Petroc,

Precisely !!

My Canon IS 10x30's always showed me more detail than my previous various pairs of Swarovski EL's and Zeiss HT and over the years I have traded or sold these all for my...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 31st October 2018, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 658
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi John, A car windscreen bug sponge also works...

Hi John,

A car windscreen bug sponge also works well as the sponge part is softer on the chest. The wooden handle that they usually come with can be easily shortened to customize the length for the...
Forum: Canon Monday 4th June 2018, 16:59
Replies: 25
Views: 5,071
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Kevin, As Binastro suggests, are you able to...

Hi Kevin,

As Binastro suggests, are you able to try both ?

Over the years, I have enjoyed using the Canon IS range. In the end, I found that I was using my 12x36's far more often than my 10x42L's....
Forum: Nikon Saturday 19th May 2018, 03:14
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Barry, Thank you for your comments. I...

Hi Barry,

Thank you for your comments. I ordered a pair of the Aculon 7x35's to add to my collection before I left for a trip and they should be waiting for me when I return next weekend. I am now...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th May 2018, 18:39
Replies: 24
Views: 2,013
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Black Crow, Did you receive your Nikon 7x35...

Hi Black Crow,

Did you receive your Nikon 7x35 Aculons yet ? What do you think of them ?

Thanks,

Doug.....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th February 2018, 18:37
Replies: 32
Views: 2,208
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi SteveB, Have you tried to view these 'spots'...

Hi SteveB,

Have you tried to view these 'spots' through a 10x or preferably a 20x powered loupe to see if the spots have any 3D dimension or are they 'in' the coating layers ?

Doug......
Forum: Canon Wednesday 31st January 2018, 00:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,163
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi, Not to be too pedantic, but I just measured...

Hi,

Not to be too pedantic, but I just measured the actual close focus of my 10x30 IS II's and with my glasses on it measures 3.96M and with them off, 3.66M !!

Doug.......

PS Lee, if you can...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 17:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,424
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Phil, I don't think that you will regret your...

Hi Phil,

I don't think that you will regret your decision concerning the Canon IS's. Depending upon your potential subject matter and viewing distances, either the 12x36 III or even the 15x50 IS...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th January 2018, 17:19
Replies: 42
Views: 4,720
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Adhoc. I think that you will find that if...

Hi Adhoc.

I think that you will find that if both are handheld, the Canon IS model will show far more detail. I didn't have a 12x Swarovski, but all of my Canon IS models run circles around my...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th December 2017, 20:46
Replies: 44
Views: 2,367
Posted By doug el10x32
Nice thought EDJ. I gave my brother my Canon...

Nice thought EDJ.

I gave my brother my Canon 12x36 II IS binos. He never thought that he would ever own an 'expensive' pair of binos. Needless to say, he is really enjoying them.

Doug.......
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th December 2017, 16:24
Replies: 44
Views: 2,367
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Paddy, I lived in Lowestoft for nearly 20...

Hi Paddy,

I lived in Lowestoft for nearly 20 years and know how you must have felt getting on that last bus !!!

Cheers.

Doug....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th December 2017, 05:24
Replies: 44
Views: 2,367
Posted By doug el10x32
H i Lee, Is this what you mean ? !! I grew up a...

H i Lee,

Is this what you mean ? !! I grew up a half an hour's drive from Southwold and Adnams is still my favourite pint of bitter.

Best wishes to all.

Cheers,

Doug.....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th December 2017, 04:51
Replies: 11
Views: 1,542
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Upland, If by 'bargains' you mean great value...

Hi Upland,

If by 'bargains' you mean great value for money, then the entire Canon IS lineup is not too shabby either. I have never had a problem with any focusers, collimation nor the electronics...
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 20:10
Replies: 25
Views: 5,071
Posted By doug el10x32
Have to agree with Maico. But, for astronomy I...

Have to agree with Maico. But, for astronomy I prefer the 12x36 III's due to the slightly darker sky and magnification, especially on double stars. I also prefer the view of star fields, especially...
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 18:32
Replies: 25
Views: 5,071
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Maico, Thank you for the info on Canon...

Hi Maico,

Thank you for the info on Canon products. Just dated my IS binos and interestingly, i purchased them all within two to four months of actual production. So no old stock here.

Doug.....
Forum: Canon Saturday 16th December 2017, 00:35
Replies: 25
Views: 5,071
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Maico, Nice review. How do you determine the...

Hi Maico,

Nice review. How do you determine the manufacture date from the serial number for the 12x36 III's ?

Doug......
Forum: Canon Friday 15th December 2017, 02:33
Replies: 96
Views: 19,042
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Maico, For my eyes, the eye cups on the...

Hi Maico,

For my eyes, the eye cups on the 12x36's and 10x30's are quite perfect and also reduce side glare etc. I guess that by cutting off the rims of the 15x50's, they are closer to the same fit...
Forum: Canon Thursday 14th December 2017, 23:41
Replies: 96
Views: 19,042
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Maico, Although my IPD is approximately 65mm,...

Hi Maico,

Although my IPD is approximately 65mm, I found the eye cups on my 15x50's very uncomfortable and way too wide. Here is how I dealt with them on my 15x50's and I am sure it would work on...
Forum: Canon Thursday 14th December 2017, 04:50
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Stan, It seems that I have gone through the...

Hi Stan,

It seems that I have gone through the identical thought processes !! Its amazing that in this information overloaded day and age that we live in, you would think that a company such as...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 13th December 2017, 16:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Stan, In the manual that I downloaded it...

Hi Stan,

In the manual that I downloaded it indicates that the 'powered' IS is for 'point views' which I would have presumed was for looking at a specific object rather than panning. Do you have a...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 12th December 2017, 16:54
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Lee, Interesting thought you have there. I...

Hi Lee,

Interesting thought you have there. I have been using IS binoculars pretty much exclusively for over 10 years now for nature, birds and astronomy etc and regardless of the subject, close up...
Forum: Canon Monday 11th December 2017, 16:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,542
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Binastro and Stanbo, I have the 15x50's in my...

Hi Binastro and Stanbo,

I have the 15x50's in my collection and they stay on for approximately 5 minutes if left in any position. Unlike the 10x42's they do not switch off after 10 seconds if hung...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 29th November 2017, 19:47
Replies: 96
Views: 19,042
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi, Here is an interesting history and...

Hi,

Here is an interesting history and explaination of the VAP vs the Lens Shift methods of producing...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th September 2017, 04:15
Replies: 68
Views: 15,553
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Binastro, Just to clarify. In order to keep...

Hi Binastro,

Just to clarify. In order to keep the subjects centred in the field of view, I was actually panning across the horizon/sky with the binoculars whilst I was following the planes and...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th September 2017, 00:06
Replies: 68
Views: 15,553
Posted By doug el10x32
Hi Binastro and Bruce, After determining that...

Hi Binastro and Bruce,

After determining that the new Canon's two stage IS is in fact for static or moving observations, I took my three Canon IS's out to check out their single mode. As always, it...
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