While this is not the absolute lightest 10x42 binocular, for many users this Canon 10x42 L Image Stabilized Binoculars nonetheless be a better choice for fulfilling a life's list of exquisite tools and witnessed species alike. In use, the ability of this unit to stay locked upon your subject is uncanny.
Through practice and handling expertise, it is true that experienced users can make good use of a 10x42 roof prism binocular-despite its magnification that's pretty strong for general handholding. But even the steadiest hands cannot match the views rendered by the Canon 10x42 L IS WP, and that means you'll spend more time perusing finer details thanks to the incredibly efficient stabilization. While other similarly-priced binoculars may be brighter, they don't provide higher perceived resolution than these fine lenses with their special field-flattener and ULD lens elements. So if you prefer longer observation sessions or have a less than ideal capacity to handhold a binocular, than this is quite likely for you the best price-no-object 10x42 option available today.
The Canon 10x42 L IS WP uses conventional 'penlight' AA batteries to operate its stabilization system, and can use either traditional alkaline, NiMh, or lithium versions. It is highlyrecommended to use lithium whenever conditions are terribly cold, as it greatly increases the battery life at those times. In conditions below 20°F(-7°C), normal alkaline batteries will provide only a tiny fraction of the operating time that you could expect from lithium power.
Another nicety Canon bestowed upon the 10x42 L; 52mm filter threadings on the objective lenses, which can be used for polarizers and (best of all) telephoto lens hoods to increase contrast in bright light.
- Helicoid-type twist-up eyecups
- "L" series optics with four elements of Ultra-Low Dispersion glass
- Excellent close focussing capacity
- Interpupillary disstance adjustment range of ~57-75mm
- ±3 Dioptric correction
- Accepts 52mm screw-in filters, lens caps, and lens hoods
|Objective Lens Diameter||42 mm|
|Angle of View||6.5° (actual)|
|Field-of-View||341' @ 1000 yd / 113.21 m @ 1000 m|
|Minimum Focus Distance||8.2' / 2.50 m|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||4.2 mm|
|Eye Relief||16 mm|
|Interpupillary Adjustment||57 - 75 mm / 2.24 - 2.95"|
|Dioptric Correction||Not Specified By Manufacturer|
|Dimensions||5.4 x 3.4 x 6.9" / 13.72 x 8.64 x 17.53 cm|
|Prism Glass Quality||BaK-4|
|Field of View||6.5° (actual) / 113.21 m @ 1000 m|
|Eye Relief||16 mm|
|Additional Specifications of Product||Power Source: 2x "AA" Alkaline Batteries|