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Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A. image
 
(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Canon
Located in: Binoculars & Telescopes
Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Compact(3), Quality lenses(4), Strong construction(3), Works well with glasses(3)
Best Uses:
Bird watching(5)
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ recreational(4)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great all around binos
By mjr658Verified Reviewer from Fort Worth, TX on 10/17/2009
Pros:
Close Focus, Compact, Lightweight, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Best Uses:
Bird Watching, Hunting, Sporting Events/Concerts, Wildlife Viewing
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

Great all around binos. Enough magnification for a close up view. Good field of view. For looking at wildlife and astronomy, these are great with the stabilized image. With the stabilizer on, you can identify small details that you normally cant view without a tripod. They are small and light and good enough to leave the tripod at home.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works as advertised
By Shawn the Park enthusiastVerified Reviewer from South Bend, IN on 9/4/2008
Pros:
Compact
Best Uses:
Astronomy, Bird Watching
Describe Yourself:
Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

The IS feature on these binoculars is well worth the added cost. It makes the binoculars much more useful. As soon as you press the IS button, but image snaps into place. It allows you to see details you cannot without the stablization due to hand shake.

The binoculars are also suprisingly light weight given the added complexity they contain. They weigh about the same as my Nikon 10 X 42s and are actually smaller in size.

A plus with this set is they actually use AA batteries rather than a proprietary battery. I don't think all of the Canon IS binoculars do.

As others have mentioned, no protection for the optics is unexpected. The case is a bit cheap as well given the price of the binoculars.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

 
Canon's Image Stabilization = Amazing
By Craig Michaels - The Writeguy from Stamford, CT on 4/14/2008
Pros:
I S a Must, Shape trend setting, Superb Optics, Superior Brightness, Weight is perfect, Wx Resistant
Cons:
No front protective caps
Best Uses:
Aircraft Tracking, Animal watching, Astronomy, Bird Watching, Security, Yachting
Describe Yourself:
Avid Adventurer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

The only negative aspect of these binoculars is that they are conceived, crafted & offered by one of the world's leading optical organizations, yet, they offer and supply no protection for the front optics.I am perplexed by this and wondered if one of those overly educated, Harvard bred economist majors convinced Canon that this is where they can save money. What a horrible decision, if this be the case. I believe Adorama should throw a pair in with every purchase. I shall end this review on a positive note, however. Earlier this evening, I sat on my patio, as soon as darkness filled the night sky, and brought the moon into focus, of course using the I S function. The brightness of the half - moon was almost to the point of being too painful for my eyes, which equates to a plus for Canon optics. One must actually experience these binoculars by purchasing a pair. I bought the 12x36 level, in spite of the extra money involved over the 10by's...There is not a single being out there that could say one negative thing about these binoculars, other than the missing front optics protective caps. They are without a doubt, worth every dollar of the asking price. You will NOT be dissatisfied. Adorama, being truly dedicated to customer loyalty had them at my front door within two business days. This is a winning combination. Look no further and treat yourself to a pair from Adorama, of course.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
Spotters top kit!
By aerotecVerified Purchaser from Edinburgh, UK on 9/26/2007
Pros:
IS Works, Quality Lenses, Strong Construction, Works Well With Glasses
Cons:
No front lens cover
Best Uses:
Any type of spotting, Bird Watching
Describe Yourself:
Aviator, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

This is just a wonderful piece of kit that does what it says on the tin! Image Stabilisation (yes with an s ;-) ) works very well and with the retractable eyepiece it works equally well with or without glasses. I am a Private Pilot and these bino's allow me to watch other aircraft as they do a complete circuit at the airfield. On downwind the aircraft just look like they are suspended in the air by string the image is so stable. In the aircraft they allow pax to get close up views of the scenery below and at this point the IS system is critical otherwise using the binoculars would be very hard.

I would love to get a larger magnification version of these but for the price and power offered they fit nicely in to the budget and specification list of every plane, train or bird spotter.

[1 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Love my new binoculars
By SAVerified Purchaser from Algona, Iowa on 6/4/2007
Pros:
Compact, Quality Lenses, Works Well With Glasses
Best Uses:
Bird Watching
Describe Yourself:
Birder, Casual/ Recreational
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

The stablizing feature is truely great. Makes hand held watching so much more enjoyable.

[2 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
[...] a great price. Well done!
By StuVerified Purchaser from Buena Vista, CO on 2/5/2007
Pros:
Quality Lenses, Strong Construction
Cons:
Needs lens covers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Canon Canon 12 x 36 IS II, Weather Resistant Porro Prism Image Stabilized Binocular with 5.0 Degree Angle of View, U.S.A.:

Great product. I use them while hiking in the Rocky mountains and they are durable and the IS works great. I purhcased my own lens covers [...] and think Canon should provide them but that's a minor thing.

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