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  1. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    @Hermann Thanks for your comments. The 10x42 IS sounds, by most accounts, like "the" binocular. However, weight/size have a lot of weight on my scale of preferences (FOV, close focus and other considerations having less), so I'm not sure I would be tempted. Although, knowing that they have...
  2. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Sorry, I hadn't seen this. I hope my last post can give you a thorough answer :)
  3. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    CANON IS III 12X36 - ONE YEAR REVIEW In a few days it will be one year since I bought the Canon IS 12x36. Since then, they have been my most used binoculars, I’ve probably used them every 3 out of 4 times I grabbed an optic. I reckon I’ve used the Canon more than half of the days of the year...
  4. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Middle term assessment of the Canon IS III 12x36 Following up on my original post nearly three months ago, here is a personal middle term evaluation. As always, no aspiration of professional approach, just the impressions of an amateur user who enjoys his optics. I got the IS III 12x36 nearly...
  5. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    I've been using the 12x36 IS III on a daily basis and I must say it's growing on me, I can see how many people could use it as a primary device (except maybe for some very specific close encounters in bushes/forest). It's pretty versatile and the weight is surprisingly low (taking into account...
  6. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Thanks for the input, edwincjones, very interesting.. I'm pretty impressed with the IS on the Canon 12x36 IS III. I wonder if the Canon IS III has closed the gap with the Fujinon, otherwise, the Fujinon must be really something. I understand you are talking about the older "box-shaped" Fujinon...
  7. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Yes, I do agree that the field of view poses no problem to me either. No, it's not the widest FOV in the world, but I see 5º for a 12x binocular reasonable. Not only that (and this is utterly personal), but because the way some binoculars are made (I guess eyepiece design + my particular facial...
  8. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Thanks all for your comments and suggestions, it's really helpful, especially coming from users with many years of IS under their belt. I had started the process of returning the binoculars (the seller had a 30-day-return-policy) but I've finally decided to give the IS III a go, although I'm...
  9. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Hi Pluton, thank you for all the details. I have to agree that the ergonomy of the Canon IS binoculars is very much like a shoe box or a toaster, terrible. I can see you have covered quite a long journey through different Canon IS models. Regarding the 12x36 IS III activation time I was really...
  10. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Peter, please, pleas, please, don't even dare doing that!!! :D :D :D If you are OK with the performance of the IS III stay happy with it. I'm afraid there is nothing worse than looking for flaws in binoculars, because you would find them in any, no matter the price point. So if CA has never...
  11. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    I have read everyone raving about the 10x42L image quality. I guess some weight gain is to be expected. At the end of the day, if you take a very good 10x42 and you put some electronic/mechanical bits in it to make the whole IS thingy work, and then try to make it all waterproof, I think it's...
  12. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Binastro, thanks for your advise. I've just done a new test with the IS III 12x36 upside down and... funny enough, ergonomics-wise it makes hardly any difference: by this I mean that it is not worse (well, how could it be?), and actually, because the binoculars rest on your hands gravity is your...
  13. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    Thank you for your insight and experienced view. One of the reasons that sparkled my interest in IS binoculars is that people who used them seem to value them highly and the proof is that in your case you mention owning or having owned 4 different Canon IS models, that has to mean somehing. This...
  14. yarrellii

    Canon ISIII 12x36 First impressions: amateurs vs professionals

    NOTE: This is a completely unscientific opinion and lacks any aspiration of technical knowledge: simply what my eyes see explained the best I can in simple terms. I hope to be able to help other users sharing my first impressions as well as gaining other insights and better understanding of...
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