Canon 10x42 L IS Image Stabilized, Water Proof Porro Prism Binocular with 6.5 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.

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About Canon 10x42 L IS

This Canon 10x42 L IS Bundle comes with $53.65 worth of free accessories including a Pro Optic Pro Digital 52mm Multi Coated UV Filter, 3Pod PPTT1H and a Op/Tech 5301422 Harness for Cameras, Black and Shipping is free! .

The much-anticipated 10x42 L IS WP is the first waterproof binocular to incorporate Canon's exclusive Image Stabilizer technology for steady, shake-freeviewing.

The high quality L series optics, featuring 2 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD)lens elements (on each side), deliver excellent correction for chromatic aberration.

With a large lens diameter and a 4.2mm exit pupil diameter, this binocular provides an exceptionally bright view, even in low-light conditions.

The 10x42 L IS WP binocular offers both the desired brightness and excellent waterproof capabilities, making it ideal for a host of activities including marine use, stargazing and wildlife observation - just to name a few.



The Canon 10x42 L IS is commonly used for Bird watching and more.The Canon 10x42 L IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 10x42 L IS: Close focus, Quality lenses, Strong construction and Works well with glasses

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Quality lenses (7),Close focus (6),Strong construction (6),Works well with glasses (5),Waterproof (4)
Cons:
Heavy (4)
Best Uses:
Bird watching (6),Sporting events/concerts (4),Hunting (3),Wildlife viewing (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Avid adventurer (3)

Canon 10x42 L IS Features

  • Canon's first waterproof IS Binocular.
  • High performance L Lens with 2 Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements on each side.
  • Doublet Field Flattener Lenses for sharp, distortion-free images edge-to-edge.
  • Bright field-of-view from a 4.2mm exit pupil diameter, the largest of any Canon IS Binocular.
  • Wide angle rating from an apparent angle-of-view of 65°.
  • One touch IS usage.
  • Body components feature metallic coating to prevent fogging.
  • Distinctive, easy grip design.

Canon 10x42 L IS Specifications

Type of Prism
Porro II Prism
Magnification: 10x
Objective lens effective diameter: 42mm
Focusing method:
Manual focusing by turning the focusing ring
Coating

Objective Lens Construction: 4 elements in 3 groups
(including protective glass, UD Lens)
Eyepiece Lens Construction: 7 elements in 5 groups
Real Angular Field of View
6.5 degrees
Apparent field-of-view: 65°
Field of View at 1000 Yards
n/a
Exit Pupil
4.2 mm
Eye Relief
16mm
Eye Width Adjustment Range
57mm to 75mm
Close Focus Distance (ft)
8.2 ft./2.5m
Waterproof / Fogproof
Yes / Yes
Dimensions
5.4" x 6.9" x 3.4"/ 137 x 175.8 x 85.4mm
Weight
2.3 lbs./1030g (excluding batteries)
Power source
2 x AA Batteries
Special Features

Dioptric correction ±3 diopters
Waterproof Image Stabilizer
Correction angle ±0.8°
Doublet Field-Flattener lens
Metallic Coating on Body Components prevent fogging
Mfr #
0155B002
SKU
CA1042L

Canon 10x42 L IS Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.5

(based on 12 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A fine instrument

This model is much lighter and more pleasant to use than the 15X50 IS though a little less brighter. Also I cannot hear the IS making a clicking sound like I could on the 15X50 IS (a little bothersome) and the batteries last longer! At 42mm app it is still a very good astronomical tool, and has a very flat field of view that just makes the sky look awsome. My only gripe, the protective rubber in front of the objectives is too short to protect them hardly at all.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

So very disappointed

I have two pair of Canon IS binoculars. I really think they are exceptional... when they work. My 10x42Ls just froze up again. The first time, only a few years ago, the repair was half the cost of a new pair as everything electronic needed replaced. I do not carry these often, perhaps four times a year. Pitiful. I'm about to leave on an annual trip and almost as if it were scripted, they died again. I couldn't be more disappointed. I believe I'll have them repaired, then sell them. The proble...

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I have two pair of Canon IS binoculars. I really think they are exceptional... when they work. My 10x42Ls just froze up again. The first time, only a few years ago, the repair was half the cost of a new pair as everything electronic needed replaced. I do not carry these often, perhaps four times a year. Pitiful. I'm about to leave on an annual trip and almost as if it were scripted, they died again. I couldn't be more disappointed. I believe I'll have them repaired, then sell them. The problem is that it's just about as expensive to repair them as what I'll get for them. It seems a sin to simply toss them in the trash but financially and time wise, this might just happen.

Reviewed by 12 customers

 
5.0

these are the best you can buy...do it!

By

from NE FLA  -  Avid Adventurer

Yes these are larger, bulkier and heavier than a conventional binocular but no other binocular type gives you the ability to see incredible detail by eliminating shake. I have a couple dozen binoculars from cheap to Leica and these totally obsolete them all. I haven't tried the other Canon models but these 10X42L models are just absolutely clear and sharp with a wide angle of view, too. What good is any hi-power binocular if you have to carry around a tripod in order to eliminate shake? These are almost like having your binoculars on a sturdy tripod without a tripod! Don't wait...just do it...buy these. You won't be sorry. You can't do better for even twice the price.

 
1.0

So very disappointed

By

from Undisclosed

I have two pair of Canon IS binoculars. I really think they are exceptional... when they work. My 10x42Ls just froze up again. The first time, only a few years ago, the repair was half the cost of a new pair as everything electronic needed replaced. I do not carry these often, perhaps four times a year. Pitiful. I'm about to leave on an annual trip and almost as if it were scripted, they died again. I couldn't be more disappointed. I believe I'll have them repaired, then sell them. The problem is that it's just about as expensive to repair them as what I'll get for them. It seems a sin to simply toss them in the trash but financially and time wise, this might just happen.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extension Of The Eyes

By

from Hot Springs, Arkansas

the Canon 10x42 IS binoculars are by far the best, most useful and most used, I own. This unit will focus to 8.5' from the viewer. Being a ammeter naturalist / photographer. One of the things I do with them is look at stuff that is only 10 or so feat away.. Dragonflies, butterflies , frogs, and so on. These work really well for this. Vibration is more noticeable at closer distances. The image stabilization plus the 10x magnification produce a nothing less than spectacular view at these close ranges. The 46mm objective lenses let enough light get through the instrument to use them in dark situation such as under the forest canopy and early in morning. There is a 52mm threaded ring like on cameras around the objective lenses. I put a small lens shade on each to help with the early morning low angle light. It also has the added benefit of protecting the lens without adding glass filtration. I usually carry them in the case strapped to my chest. I use the neck strap and an elastic belt through the provided belt loop on the back of the case. I am able to whip them out as needed and returning them as i move on. The case protects them and keeps the kayak paddle and my camera from banging into the unit. After a while you don't even know they are there. In summation - No I haven't mentioned the usually attributes. I have reviewed the ones which pertain to me. I use the binocular as an extension of my vision. The Canon 10x42 IS is a tool and one I can "now" not do without.

 
5.0

Excellent product

By

from Minneapolis  -  Avid Adventurer

I use this for nature watching. The stabilization works great and really helps when you are trying to track animals and birds. It is totally waterproof and you don't have to worry about it getting wet or dirty. It comes with a very nice case with a small pocket for extra batteries. The diopter ring tends to get unlocked easily. Not a big deal.

 
4.0

I would buy a lighter version of CanonIS

By

from Midwest  -  Casual/ Recreational

I am a health adult male & this unit is heavy for free standing viewing. The Canon 12x36 is what I would buy to do again eg. about 24 oz vs the 10x42 L IS at 48oz 50% heavier & you feel it. The other tradeoffs are great optics & water proofing are plusses, but the weight issue definitely discourages me to use it. The black surface scratches easily showing the shinny metallic skin underneath the back semi-rubberized finish. This unit is great for an eye glass wearer which is why I will put up with the heavy weight. These binocs are also bulky and resulting hand placement & odd IS button activation placement makes these binos difficult to hold comfortably,...which makes the heavy weight more pronounced. Maybe the IS version II, which the 12x36 IS II have, will be lighter & more ergonomic,...whenever they decide to do the update. I work out at the Y and the weight of these binocs is still annoying and am sure my wife could not use them on a trip or hiking together. From a value standpoint this is NOT a well balanced complete package you would expect for your money.

 
5.0

Wow! These are incredible!

By

from Anchorage, AK  -  Avid Adventurer

For hunting and sightseeing, I want to see clearly from a distance. Comparing the electronic stability feature with this binocular to all other binoculars, these are the hands-down best. High power binoculars innately shake. These absolutely do not. I can count the tines on a antler from hundreds of yards away. These are about 8 oz heavier than comparible binoculars but the image is the best I've seen... ever!

(26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent, excellent, excellent.

By

from Orange County.

These are absolutely excellent binoculars. The image quality is far beyond any other pair that I tried at a professional binocular/scope shop, including pairs more expensive than this. No matter how in-focus they "look", you can always adjust slightly and the image seems to get even better. Image stabilization is profound, and if you are already fairly steady then you can get the image absolutely rock solid. My only complaint is that the distance between image centre and the outside of the eyepiece is a bit large, which means they squeeze my nose a bit. May be better on people with wider-set eyes. Other than that, no complaints and only praise.

(31 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very good optics and ...

By

from atlanta

Very good optics and build quality. So far they have proven to be very waterproof after getting wet in the rain about 10 times in the last 6 months. The image stabilization cannot correct for exaggerated movement like on some other more expensive models (which always severely degrades image quality ) but they are superb at medium to light movement correction with very little image degradation. Overall a good quality binocular.

(71 of 76 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A fine instrument

By

from Omaha, NE

This model is much lighter and more pleasant to use than the 15X50 IS though a little less brighter. Also I cannot hear the IS making a clicking sound like I could on the 15X50 IS (a little bothersome) and the batteries last longer! At 42mm app it is still a very good astronomical tool, and has a very flat field of view that just makes the sky look awsome. My only gripe, the protective rubber in front of the objectives is too short to protect them hardly at all.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellant Binocs

By

from Los Angeles, CA  -  Casual/ Recreational

I got these binocs for auto racing and football watching and a little casual birding. The Image Stabilization feature is truly amazing. They are easy to focus and with image stab, the shakes and wobbles usually associated with high power binocs are gone. They are a bit pricey but worth the money in my opinion. I wish they were ligther but they arn't bad and a little weight from the image stab feature is to be expected.

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