Canon 18x50 IS, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 3.7 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.

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About Canon 18x50 IS

With Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer, you can enjoy the full, remarkable resolving power of these binoculars without a tripod. You can even use the 18x50 IS from within a moving vehicle. The shake free performance not only enhances your ability to view fine detail but also reduces eye strain and fatigue.

The Canon 18x50 IS is commonly used for Bird watching, Hunting, Wildlife viewing and more.The Canon 18x50 IS is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Avid adventurer, Casual/ recreational among others.The Canon 18x50 IS is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 18x50 IS: Quality lenses, Strong construction, Waterproof and Works well with glasses

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Quality lenses (9),Strong construction (9),Waterproof (5),Works well with glasses (4)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Bird watching (7),Hunting (5),Wildlife viewing (5),Astronomy (3),Sporting events/concerts (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Avid adventurer (5),Casual/ recreational (4)

Canon 18x50 IS Features

  • Image Stabilization System compensates for handshaking as well as minute vibrations at the touch of a button
  • High Magnification Optics, 18x, accommodate wide-ranging activities
  • Wide, Extra-Bright Field of View from large-diameter 50mm objective lens
  • Multi-Coated Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) Objective Elements add contrast, clarity and color fidelity
  • Long 15mm Eye Relief for easy viewing
  • Shock-and-Water-Resistant Construction with non-slip rubberized coating

Canon 18x50 IS Specifications

Type of Prism
Porro II Prism
Coating
Super Spectra Multi Coating
Real Angular Field of View
3.7°
Field of View at 1000 Yards
195 '
Exit Pupil
2.8mm
Eye Relief
15 mm long eye relief
Relative Brightness
7.84
Twilight Factor
27.4
Eye Width Adjustment Range
58mm-76mm
Close Focus Distance (ft)
19.7 '
Rubber Coated (Armored)
Yes
Waterproof / Fogproof
Water-resistant, all-weather design can be used in heavy rain.
Camera Tripod Adaptable
Yes - Tripod socket Provided
Dimensions
6.0 x 7.6 x 3.2 in.
Weight
42.3 oz. (excluding batteries)
Power source
Two size AA batteries (Optional Battery Pack BP-B1 can also be used)
Special Features
+/-3.0 diopters
Image Stabilizer System: Optical correction with vari-angle prism
Correction Angle: +/- 0.7

Canon 18x50 IS Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Portable observatory and spotting scope

The Canon 18x50 IS, which I originally bought to provide a portable solution for astronomy, since their purchase have also proven to be an equally portable substitute for a lower-powered spotting scope, wonderful for driving around a nature preserve, and viewing wildfowl and the like. The image stabilization REALLY works, either while viewing the heavens from a chaise lounge, or across a mudflat picking out shorebirds. They aren't light, but can readily be carried with just a neckstrap. They ...

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The Canon 18x50 IS, which I originally bought to provide a portable solution for astronomy, since their purchase have also proven to be an equally portable substitute for a lower-powered spotting scope, wonderful for driving around a nature preserve, and viewing wildfowl and the like. The image stabilization REALLY works, either while viewing the heavens from a chaise lounge, or across a mudflat picking out shorebirds. They aren't light, but can readily be carried with just a neckstrap. They aren't cheap, but they are versatile enough to make them probably my best ever purchase[...]

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but less Qualiy

I sold this because not very sharp , then i turned to my old canon 10x30 , i am looking for 10x48 or 8x50 from better brand. the plastic casing so soft it can signs from first uses

Reviewed by 11 customers

 
5.0

What?!

By

from Seattle, WA  -  Avid Adventurer

I bought these Binoculars for a trip that we took to the Grand Canyon. I was standing next to a guy with "regular" high power (read shaky) binoculars. He commented that he could see an eagles nest "down there". I looked in the same direction with my Canon IS and said, "yea, but can you see the three eaglets too?". WHAT?! I let him borrow my Canons...his last words were, "I'm going to have to get some of those". I couldn't have said it better...

 
4.0

I would buy this product again.

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from Durham, NC  -  Avid Adventurer

I am an avid wildlife and bird photographer. I use these for spotting my subjects and then photographing them. This was a replacement for a lost pair of the same Manufacturer and type of binoculars. Having had Canon IS Binoculars for the past 1o years or more, I would buy no other. On buying these I chose to upgrade in power from my previous pair and while they weigh a little more, I did not really feel the difference in weight and the IS worked just as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Technology at its very best

By

from Stillwater, MN.  -  Casual/ Recreational

If you have never looked thru Canons image stabilized binocs, you have to at least once in your lifetime. Powerful binoculars tend to just about make you seasick while you look at objects moving up and down. It is impossible to hold them truelly steady. When you push the button on these binocs, everything becomes rock solid - it is incredible. Yes, they are expensive and heavy but you can see Jupiter's moons with them and looking at the earth's moon is amazing. The technology will really blow your mind. Excellent solid super quality lens binoculars. You can read signs at 1/4 mile or more. Just keep in mind that the 15x50 and 18x50 are heavy and not something you want to hang around your neck for a long hike.

 
5.0

Superb binoculars, a few minor gripes.

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from Norfolk, Virginia  -  Avid Adventurer

For the price, the Canon 18x50 IS should include lens caps; they don't. Buy a pair of Tamron 58mm lens caps, they work perfectly! Love the binoculars, I bought mine from Adorama nearly two years ago. I am now going to buy a pair of Hoya 58mm UV Haze "high density" i.e. extra strong 4x more tensile strength, filters to protect the front optics. Still haven't got the eye cups to where I am satisfied with comfort and light blocking. I may end up just trimming the rubber with a knife so my nose fits between them. I attached a surplus Canon EOS Digital camera neck strap through the draw strings of the soft case and this works beautifully for carrying the binoculars in the case all day long. See you at Aquaduct and Belmont!!!

 
5.0

Ten years of use.

By

from Guerra, Texas  -  Professional Guide

I have owned a pair of these binoculars for the past ten years.I have had no bad results while using on my hunting trips. I just replaced the old ones with a identical pair only because my grand son wanted to use my 10 year old pair on every hunting trip. For the money invested you can't go wrong.In fact they have gone down in price since my first purchase. I recommed buy and enjoy. YOU WANT BE SORRY YOU DID

 
3.0

Good but less Qualiy

By

from NY  -  Casual/ Recreational

I sold this because not very sharp , then i turned to my old canon 10x30 , i am looking for 10x48 or 8x50 from better brand. the plastic casing so soft it can signs from first uses

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Many Hours of Research Later

By

from Daytona Beach, FL  -  Casual/ Recreational

I have owned Canon 10X30 IS for years and have had great service from them but I wanted to get closer images particularly for long distance ocean shots and space launches. My first upgrade was to the Canon 10X42. Great binoculars but I missed the target and then decided to buy either the 18X50 or the 15X50. I decided if I was going to spend that much, I might as well get the 18's. These 18X50 binoculars will not disappoint you. I fairly researched this to death and suffered the guilt of spending this much on something that was really a "want" and not a "need". Well, I am so happy that I bought these that I feel like a kid at Christmas. Spend a little extra and buy some good filters to protect the objective glass. I did and added a couple of soft hoods. I'm very particular about performance and quality. These 18X50's are expected to provide years of enjoyment.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exceptional performance in all areas!

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from Cleveland, TN  -  Avid Adventurer

I purchased these binoculars espcially for astronomy. They have great light-gathering capability. The image is crystal-clear and going from a warm house to below-freezing temperatures outside does not create fog on the lenses at all. The image-stabilizer is an excellent feature and a necessary one at this magnification. The tripod adaptor works like a dream and is essential in my astronomical observations. I am also an avid bird watcher and these binoculars are the best I have ever owned. I have 7x50 Bausch & Lomb, 10x70 Nikon,8x30 Zeiss, and 8x30 Leitz binoculars and my 18x50 Canon IS binoculars are far superior to those for astronomy or bird watching. I highly recommend them.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best glass I have personally ever us

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from Seoul, Korea  -  Avid Adventurer

I shoppedd carefully for several months and decided on IS binoculars as I had many uses in mind. I was more than satisfied when I used these on the Bullet Train and was able to view mountain top features with nearly no wobble or shake. They really do work. The views in low light applications are also impressive and even under low artificial light I can make out facial features at over 1000 yards.

(3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Canon binocular lives us to reputation

By

from Macon, GA  -  Casual/ Recreational

Canon at its best

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