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Canon 10x42 L Image Stabilization Waterproof Binoculars

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  • Type: Binocular
  • Magnification: 10x
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Technical Details

  • Image Stabilization
  • Waterproof

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 7 x 5.2 inches ; 3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0007W4IW2
  • Item model number: 0155B002
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,774 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 16, 2006

Product Description

Product Description


The much-anticipated Canon 10x42 L IS WP is the first waterproof binocular to incorporate Canon's exclusive Image Stabilizer technology for steady, shake-free viewing. 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. 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 degree. One touch IS usage. Body components feature metallic coating to prevent fogging. Distinctive, easy grip design.

From the Manufacturer

The much-anticipated 10 x 42 L IS WP is the first waterproof binocular to incorporate Canon's exclusive image stabilizer technology for steady, shake-free viewing. 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 4.2 millimeter exit pupil diameter, this binocular provides an exceptionally bright view, even in low-light conditions. The 10 x 42 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.

Customer Reviews

The image is very bright and clear.
Pankaj Gupta
The image stablization feature allows steady viewing of objects without the inherent shakiness that comes from binocular viewing.
Mel
The Canon 10x42 L Image Stabilization Waterproof Binoculars are the best binoculars I have ever owned.
T. P. Long

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

507 of 523 people found the following review helpful By funbear VINE VOICE on September 27, 2006
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NOTE: Although VINE VOICE is written by my name, I purchased these binocs at full price, long before VINE was started by Amazon. UPDATE: After 8 years, these binocs are still my go-to binocs, stellar performance continues.

Seems very expensive for a pair of binocs, but the price is clearly justified as Canon has packaged some amazing optical / electronic / mechanical wizardry in a small compact package. I will outline what makes these particular binocs so unique....

Before you read too much about these specific binocs, u might want to go down further in this review, where I explain what factors make the best binocs for your needs. (day/night use, age, physical strength / shakiness, tripod, etc)

Details on these Canon 10x42L binocs:

1. TFOV - 6.5 Degrees. TFOV = True Field of View - in visual optics, TFOV defines how much of the scene (subject) is visible inside the image circles you view through the EP's. (EyePieces). The greater the TFOV is, the easier to locate subjects you are seeking, as you see more of the subject area. (such as finding wildlife that appears in the periphery of the image circle) To be specific, the 6.5 degrees means, if you stood in the middle of a circle, and pointed the binocs to the circles circumference, you could see a 6.5 deg. "slice of the pie". It doesn't seem like much, because we can see approx. 110 degrees with our two unaided eyes, but the binocs offer 10x magnification, which is why we see such a small piece of the pie. But on a relative basis, for binoculars of this magnification, the 10x42L's TFOV is exceptional, which also is what makes them very nice astro binocs for stargazing, as TFOV allows you to pack more stars in the viewing image circle.
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110 of 113 people found the following review helpful By R. Thompson on September 3, 2005
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I waited a long time for Canon to come out with image-stabilized binoculars in a 100% waterproof design. These were worth the wait. I bought mine specifically for a cruise up Alaska's Inside Passage. One of our sight-seeing excursions was on a 45-foot boat in heavy seas. A fellow on this trip had a massive set of Fujinon 16x40 Gyro-Stabilized binoculars that sell for nearly $6,000. We spent time comparing my Canon binoculars to his Fujinons. Optically there is NO comparison. The Canons, while not as superb optically as the best Leica binoculars, are awfully good. They are far brighter, much sharper, and more accurate in their color rendition than the Fujinons. The ONLY reason to spend an extra $4,500+ on the Fujinons is if you require the absolute best image stabilization that money can buy. If you are using binoculars in very severe conditions (high seas, etc.) you will get better performance with the gyro-stabilization in the Fujinons. In 99% of applications you will get far better results with the Canons. Though the Fujinons are higher in their rated magnification the only time you'll see a difference is under conditions where motion is severe. In calmer seas (not calm, just not severe) you will be better off with the Canons; the Fuji's are so much dimmer and lacking in clarity that the Canons make up the magnification difference fairly quickly.

Finally, the waterproof aspect of these binoculars really is worth having. On the above-mentioned trip we were buffeted by rain and spray from the waves. The Canons functioned flawlessly without a hitch, and cleaned up nicely afterwards. These are one of the best products I've ever used, and lived up to their performance claims in every regard.

One point to note: if you want the maximum battery life it is well worth buying lithium AA batteries to use with these binoculars; this will greatly extend your battery life, particularly in cold weather.
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66 of 67 people found the following review helpful By R. K. Jarman on July 25, 2006
I have several different binoculars from small hand held to a large pair of Nikon's I use for wildlife spotting. I have never had anything that performs nearly as well as these do.

I am a serious nature and wildlife photographer that has used high end Canon photography equipment for years. When I saw a Image Stabilized binocular was available with "L" glass, (This is the symbol that Canon uses to identify their finest optics in camera lenses), I bought them immediately.

These binoculars are a little bit heavier than a non stabilized pair, but the weight is easily compensated by the stabilizer. Once you press the stabilizer button, the scene will lock, and the effect is amazing. I tested them by looking at a sign about 100 yards away. With my normal hand shake I could not read the sign at that distance. As soon I engaged the stabilizer, the image locked into place and never once moved. It performs as well as my camera lenses.

As far as the optics, they are, in my opinion second to none in the world. The image is significantly brighter than any other set I have, and the calrity and sharpness is incredible. The night viewing capabilities are incredible.

Finally, a huge plus is that these binoculars are completely fog and weather sealed. Change amibient temps, use them in the rain, and the will not allow condensation to get into the unit. A wonderful feature for those of us that use our equipment in other than nice weather.

Things to be aware of include:

These are relatively large, which suit a medium to large hand size. If you have very small hands, your may not like the feel of the unit in your hands.

Second, the lens caps do not perform well. They simple do not stay on the unit.
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