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Manufacturer Canon
Model 10x42L IS WP-NEW
Lens diameter [mm] 42
Magnification [x] 10
Angular field of view [deg] 6.5
Linear field of view [m/m] 114/1000
Exit pupil [mm] 4.2
Eye relief [mm] 16
Min. focusing dist. [m] 2.5
Twilight factor 20.49
Brightness 17.64
Prisms BaK-4/Porro
Dimensions [mm] 176x137x85
Weight [g] 1020
Waterproof Yes
Nitogen filling No
Argon filling No
Image stabilization Yes
Tripod exit No
Focusing central
Warranty [years] 2
Price 5442
Additional information Two UD lenses
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4.25 Good
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  1. maico
    maico 15 November 2017, 15:11
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    IP 80.189.x.x
    Owner since: 3 months
    Price: £698
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: If you have a narrow IPD and big nose the large eyecups my be problematic. They are however removable as are the sliding plastic sleeves. The barrels underneath are 40mm diameter and can take rubber eyecups of your choice. Introduced in Japan in March 2005 so quite an old IS design. It uses parallel optical flats moving in bellows fashion rather than an optical element moving up and down. Typical of Canon L lenses the image is slightly warm and optimized for skin tones and pop. This is a matter of personal taste though. Not tested by Allbinos !

    Pros: The objectives are well protected by the front optical flats. The binoculars have 52mm front threads useful for lens hoods and fitting proper pinch-fit Canon lens caps. Smooth focus. Field flattener doublet (1 of which is ultra low dispersion glass) means a flat plane of focus right to the edges. Excellent for viewing stars. Good resolution at circa 4.7 arc seconds (something Allbinos should introduce to testing procedure ) No rolling globe effect due to moderate levels of pincushion distortion dialed in. Noticeable 3D image quality Low CA due to the Porro II design and 1 ultra low dispersion element in the objectives. Other aberrations seem low and veiling glare control good. The optical performance seems better than my 2015 Leica Trinovid 10x42 which alas Allbinos haven\'t tested. Extra sealing means the bino is waterproof to JIS level 7

    Summary: Unless you are using support these binoculars reveal more detail than any other 10x42 with the IS engaged.

  2. actaswu
    actaswu 6 May 2012, 14:28
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    IP 178.117.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
    Price: 1300
    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Lens caps of poor design Objective lens left somewhat vulnerable due to lack of recess IS tends to become slightly less effective itself after panning and improvement is noticeable after switching it off and back on again.

    Pros: Sublime optical properties: excellent light transmission, sharpness, contrast, colour, very flat field. Chromatic aberrations are well controlled and absent with IS turned off. When IS is turned on, slightly noticeable IS works really well

    Summary: An excellent pair of binos, definitely underrated. At least on par with the very best binoculars on the market. I would rate it over my Leica Geovid 8x42.

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