Canon 18×50 IS Image Stabilized Binoculars
Canon 18×50 IS Binoculars deliver truly outstanding optical performance and a well-stabilized, high-magnification view. Whether at the water’s edge enjoying a boat race or high in a stadium’s uppermost deck, the 18×50 IS binoculars put you right in the middle of the action with extreme intimacy. The 18×50 IS are great for big game hunters, spectators of extremely distant sports such as surfing or extreme skiing, or anyone hunkering for incredible pulling power that can actually be enjoyed without the use of a tripod. The design is water resistant, with a tripod socket, as extended periods of observation are best enjoyed with some form of support.
The 18×50 IS were not designed to be habitually worn around the neck, but if you prefer to carry your binoculars in this manner, then consider a thick neoprene strap instead of the supplied flat woven strap. If you’ll be using the binoculars in cold weather, it is highly recommended to use lithium batteries (optional) instead of alkaline.
The 18×50 IS are threaded to accept 58mm filters, which is convenient for using polarizers around water, but this also means that during extremely bright or humid conditions, you can use a pair of 58mm lens hoods to help shield the objective lenses from dew and stray light, thus improving contrast.
Canon A002 Specs
|Objective Lens Diameter||50 mm|
|Angle of View||3.7° (Actual)|
|Field of View||194.3′ @ 1000 yd / 64.5 m @ 1000 m|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.7′ / 6 m|
|Exit Pupil Diameter||2.8 mm|
|Eye Relief||15 mm|
|Interpupillary Adjustment||58 to 76 mm / 2.3 to 3″|
|Diopter Adjustment||-3 to +3|
|Water Resistance||Water Resistant|
|Battery||2 x AA|
|Dimensions||7.6 x 6 x 3.2″ / 19.3 x 15.2 x 8.1 cm|
|Weight||2.6 lb / 1179.33 g|
|Package Weight||3.9 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.1 x 8.4 x 5.05″|