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Two AA batteries are included with the binoculars. I'm sure battery life depends on how often and how long the binoculars are used. For bird watching, a few minutes at a time, while walking the dog, I assume that I will get a year or two from the batteries.
Do these binoculars have the ability to have the IS turned on for 2 or 3 minutes or do you have to hold the button down still ? Sep 22, 2013
You have to hold down the button. But it isn't a big deal. You almost do it automatically.
which canon binoc are best for stargazing? Nov 13, 2013
What are you trying to achieve in your star gazing? Although 12 x 36 IS are helpful, optics that let in more light i.e. bigger diameter front lenses, are necessaary for faint objects. However, if you are hoping to see nebulae, galactic clusters, Messier objects, or galaxies, no binocular is good enough. For that activity you need large and powerful telescopes. My Canon binocs are great for bird watching and boating, or for folks who have difficulty holding anything steady. Remember that if you fall into the trap of high magnification, as the primary concern, any slight movement on your part is magnified by the same amount. My telescopes are 60 x 70 and a large 18 inch dia. Even those, securely mounted, are barely able to capture some of the astronomical wonders I would like to see.
Can these accept UV filters over the lenses and if so what size? Also, anyone use a Pelican case for them, if so what size? Sep 11, 2014
There are no threads to secure filters on the front. To protect the lenses I use (2) "Vortex Optics Flip Cap Optic Cover, Size 7". They fit great!
Are these these 12 x 36 IS Canon binoculars really effective for night use to look at stars and the moon, or is there a better recommedation in the same price range Sep 30, 2013
I can't speak to the economics of it; but I was looking at the full moon last week and it was beautiful. I could certainly see details of the lunar landscape and stars are also clearly visible. I'm sure a telescope is more suitable for long term viewing; but for a 30 second look at the night sky, these will do the task. I would not buy binoculars for this purpose alone. I use them regularly for watching birds and took them to Africa where they were terrific for game watching.
good for stargazing Nov 13, 2013
It depends on your personal expectations and needs. If you wish to see the footprints on the moon you will need more than 12 power. These are great all around binoculars, they are still small and light enough to carry all day and well worth the money. The price jumps up (more than I can afford) with each increase in power. Image stabilization is the only way to go for hand held optics 12 power or greater. Check your area for astronomy clubs, community college courses, they can help you figure out your specific needs.
Are there other straps than one can purchase that are easier to put on than the ones that come with the 12x36s ? Nov 4, 2013
Well, I can say that the strap holes seem to be pretty standard. I am sure if you wanted you could find another strap that works. The strap that comes with the binoculars are pretty good though.
Is it possible use this binocular with tripod? If yes, what kind of tripod can be recommended? 3 days ago
There is no tripod mount. The image is SO stable one would only be needed if you wanted hands free operation which is difficult as you have to hold down the stabilization button when viewing.
Is this Canon 12x36 Image Stabilization II Binoculars w/Case origanaly made in Japan?... Sep 29, 2014
The ones I bought on Amazon were made in Japan.