This Review is for the most-awaited Canon 18×50 IS image-stabilized all-weather Binoculars. Canon is the top brand for quality binoculars, and the 18×50 mm has fast become a popular binocular among many adventure seekers.
This handheld binocular designed for outdoors sports like water sports, skiing and of course hunting You have the option of a tripod socket
The image stabilization binocular has 18x magnification with 50mm objective lenses. Also the focus distance and angles view is respectively 19.7ft/6 meter and 3.7 degrees. If you want to work with the exit pupil’s diameter than it has eye relief with 2.8 and 15 mm.
Although, it has a lot of options it has a decent performance in different light conditions.
We have also discussed this model in our best image stabilized binoculars guide article briefly.
Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilized All Weather Binoculars Review
Technical Specification of Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilising All Weather Binoculars
- Magnification: 18x
- Dimensions: 5x8x11 inches
- Effective front lens diameter: 50 mm
- Weight: 3.95 pounds
- Exit pupil (approx. mm): 2.8 mm
- The distance of the exit pupil: 15 mm
- Type of prism: Porro Prism II
- Closest focusing distance: approx. 6 m
- Power supply: 2 Mignon cells
- Battery range: +25 ° C: approx. 2.5 hours; -10 ° C: approx. 10 minutes(with alkaline batteries).
- Battery level indicator: yes, LED
- Water repellent: JIS Level 4
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Features of Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilization All-Weather Binoculars
The Canon 18×50 IS image-stabilized all-weather binoculars was specially designed for long-term use, these binoculars can be adapted to every individual’s eye distance, while a 15 mm exit pupil minimizes the tunnel effect for spectacle wearers.
Premium quality 18x magnification
The high-quality, high-performance Canon 18×50 IS image stabilization binocular allows up to 18x magnification and Canon precision optics provide a UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens for reducing chromatic aberrations and super spectra coating for vibrant, high-contrast images with precise colors.
Specially designed for challenging conditions.
Thanks to weather protection by JIS 4, this excellent Canon 18×50 IS image stabilizing AW binoculars can also be used in extreme weather conditions. The robust construction with rubber armor is designed to withstand even extreme weather conditions. Therefore, these binoculars are perfect for intensive use.
Extremely quiet, bright images.
Canon 18×50 IS AW binoculars have an in-built Canon Image Stabilizer Technology (IS) which provides an impressive quiet image because the IS compensates for a variety of unwanted wobblers and movements as they occur when they are not supported or even moving vehicles and boats. This light-heavy binoculars offer a front lens with a diameter of 50 mm and thus provides a particularly bright image.
Easy to find the subject
Thanks to an apparent image field of 60.3 °, the subject can be easily found with Canon 18×50 IS AW Binoculars. The optics with Porro Prisma II and two field-leveling lenses provide a clear, smooth, distortion-free image from the center of the image to the edge.
For the Canon 18×50 IS image-stabilized all-weather binoculars, the manufacturers ensured that the entire product weight is approximately 1.8 kg. As per the specification of this binoculars, the manufacturer has listed in the product description; an optical Canon image stabilizer with very high resolution. This revolutionary system, which is already integrated by Canon in numerous other cameras, is based on a unique vary-angle prism. The image stabilizer not only suppresses blurring and edge markings but is intended, with such support, to make it easier to use the binoculars even from driving cars. Based on this, we’ve rated it 5 out of 5 stars.
The Canon 18×50 IS comes with a plastic bag, the quality of which is satisfactory. Also, you get a carrying strap, which is however attached to the eyepieces. This, unfortunately, reduces the ease of use slightly. Unfortunately, no covers for the front lenses are included.
The Canon 18×50 IS binoculars are equipped with a robust rubber coating that feels very convenient to hold. This makes the model very well protected against impacts or bumps. The rest of the material is made of high-quality metal, which makes these binoculars very robust. Please keep reading this Canon 18×50 is image stabilized all-weather binoculars review below for more details about this product.
- With a lens diameter of 50 millimeters, the Canon 18×50 IS image stabilized binoculars delivers bright images up to twilight.
- The ultra-low dispersion lens is part of the precision optics and reduces chromatic aberrations,i.e., color fringing at the edge.
- The Porro prism II optics provide sharp, vivid and high-contrast images.
- The image stabilizer is powered with two Mignon cells, whose service life varies according to the outside temperature, and largely compensates for shakiness when the boat is unoccupied or when boats are moving.
- A real shortcoming seems to be the eyeglasses, which have been criticized by several buyers.
For whom is Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilized All Weather Binoculars Suitable?
The powerful all-weather Canon 18×50 IS image stabilization binoculars is a professional designed specifically for particularly harsh environmental conditions and shipping.
These binoculars shake off anything the weather throws at them; whether it is -the weather protection feature can tolerate 10 degrees of coldness or 45 degrees of heat, or even 90 percent of humidity according to JIS 4.
For the recreation area, the glass, which weighs 1,180 grams, is not suitable because it’s quite heavy.
While an 18-fold magnification at sea or in the open field is a real advantage, it becomes, for example, a crucial factor in animal observation in the dense forests. Also, the slightly small field of view from 67 meters to 1,000 meters makes the orientation more difficult due to its high magnification factor.
Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilized All Weather Binoculars in Practical Use
These 18×50 is image stabilized all-weather binoculars from Canon will deliver satisfactory optical performance. In our tests, this model posted a very high performance and impressed us with its high edge sharpness as well as contrast-rich and detailed images.
Notable was it’s a high light transformation that afforded us very clear and bright images in our tests despite its relatively small pupil exit. Image stabilization, in turn, results in a further increase in perceptible resolution. Also, astronomical observations were easy to perform thanks to the 18-fold magnification capability. In observations, we discovered details that would not be so perceptible in binoculars with 10-fold magnification.
As earlier highlighted, these binoculars from Canon require a quiet hand, and therefore it necessitates some practice. Also in the tests, we had to adjust the distance between the eyepieces.
In contrast to many other models, the eyepieces are turned in opposite directions. Unfortunately, the eyecup design was slightly not user-friendly – a somewhat annoying shortcoming. Hopefully, this deficit will be compensated for in future production phase.
So, finally, we can assure you about the most wanted quality of this binocular the quality images in different light conditions with all great sharps edge and details. The pro-prism designing of this bino gives true color and vivid images of all-natural views assisted by its ultra-low dispersion glass elements, long eye-reliefs, and high magnification, etc.
But all these features are responsible for its weight and high price. It’s worth it for any professional or mature hunter and adventure lovers? We highly recommend the Canon 18×50 IS image-stabilized all-weather binoculars as an investment for your long-term enjoyment of the outdoors.