Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

New Canon 8x20 and 10x20 IS Binoculars

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 17:35   #26
Binastro
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S.England
Posts: 4,575
Hi Dave,
The only 8x25 IS I have here is the 'lemon', but I'll see again what the problem was.
On a quick look it seems reasonable.

It is made in Japan.
The serial number gives the date.
479000xx.
I can't be bothered to look it up, but a few years ago?

The 10x30 Mk2.
Serial number.
37100xxx.

At least both batteries still work.

Regards,
B.
Binastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 21:01   #27
Binastro
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S.England
Posts: 4,575
I tried to test the 8x25 IS, but it is completely cloudy and I have no test objects.
It is also night time.

I do notice some drifting of the stabilizer. Maybe this was the problem.
I need to test it properly during the day and on the Moon.

I do notice that the binocular has very good resistance to flare/glare from the street light.
Not the best but very good.

So maybe the stabilizer has settled down.
Also I need to star test etc.

B.
Binastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 22nd September 2019, 21:57   #28
Binastro
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S.England
Posts: 4,575
O.K.
7/8 cloud now.

The Canon 8x25 IS is optically fine looking at brightish and faint stars.
The problem is the stabilizer is a bit tiring to use.
Initially there is a big jump in the image.
It settles down after a few seconds, but is not as good as on the other two 8x25s.
It may be better than when I first tested it as it has been horizontal the whole time.

The 10x30 IS Mk2 clearly gives a brighter image than the 8x25 IS at night.

There is a quick initial movement with the 10x30 IS Mk2, but it quickly becomes tripod steady.
I only had a distant aircraft lights, but it followed the aircraft rock steady. Stars had vanished by this time behind cloud.

B.
Binastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.11084700 seconds with 17 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 17:14.