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Postby 55roch on Sun Dec 11, 2005 1:31 pm

Hi- I tried the canon 10x30 IS binoculars in the store and they seem like a great buy for their price range. Do you recommend them and are there any downsides?
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Postby opticsplanet.com on Sun Dec 11, 2005 2:00 pm

Hi

Canon and Nikon are the two leaders in IS binoculars and I would rate them as optically and mechanically about as good as it gets in IS.

Yes, there is a downside to IS. Relative to conventional binoculars, IS binoculars are fragile and nowhere near as durable. For this reason, IS binoculars typically carry only a 1 year warranty. Unless there is a specific need for the Image Stabilization, I usually recommend a conventional binocular, especially when hard use is likely.
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