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    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Canon seems to have a very tenuous relationship with its IS binoculars, perhaps because they are a small specialty line. There have been intervals when even the 10x42ISL flagship seemed to be out of production, but then a new batch appeared. So I don't think that one can tell whether the 18x50...
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    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Imho, the massive oculars of the Canon 10x42ISL work best when people are wearing glasses. The eye relief is sufficient and there is no need to dig the hard edged rubber eye cups into the physiognomy. If you don't need prescription glasses, just use them while wearing polarized sun glasses .
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    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    The Nikon has good optics, clean and well corrected for CA, plus it is wonderfully light and compact, a pleasure to handle, just not waterproof. It does require getting used to though, as the glass offers only a monocular view until the IS is engaged, which is marginal given the 2.5mm exit...
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    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    The 10x42L would remove two of your issues, the CA correction is excellent and the IS button is one push and it stays on as long as you don't let the glass hang down. However, it is a very heavy glass, 2 pounds 9 ounces on my kitchen scale. (It does include the 52mm metal lens hoods that I...
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