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Canon's smallest and lightest IS Binoculars, the 8X25IS Binoculars have a high magnification ratio 8:1, and a wide-angle eyepiece providing a 6.6° real field of view. With their newly developed, tilt-system Image Stabiliser, they are more appealing than ever. The Image Stabiliser, which only operates when the IS switch is pressed, has a six-hour life on a single CR123A lithium battery.
26 Oct 2010 - mage Stabilized binoculars have been around for a while and continue to be very popular, so clearly this technology is more than just a gimmick. To see just what a difference Image Stabilising makes I was loaned a pair of Canon’s 8×25 IS binoculars for a weekend in the Lake District. This would be the first time I had spent any quality time with a pair of image stabilised binoculars, so I was interested to find out what I would make of them. Read our full Canon 8x25 IS Binoculars Review...
August 2013 - A good pair of binoculars can be a great asset on a photographic shoot, allowing you to view the landscape around you and scout out new locations for the perfect viewpoint. Tom Mason looks at what to consider when buying binoculars so you can find the pair that’s right for you.Read more... »
Focusing and Optical performance
The Canon 8X25IS have a minimum focusing distance of 3.5mm, and long eye relief for easy viewing (13.5mm). The flat field optics provide sharper clearer peripheral images and the Super Spectra lens coating suppresses flare and ghosting which gives a high-contrast image.
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Canon IS binoculars are way ahead of the rest
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Comments about Canon 8x25 IS Binoculars:
Unless you have used them in the field you just can't imagine how much difference IS makes - it makes more difference to what you can actually see than anything else you can think of - magnification, brightness, field-of-view, sharpness, etc.It's tempting to say they are heavier than a non-IS pair, and they are if you compare them with another 8x25 pair. But that misses the point - they are much lighter than any non-IS binocular that comes anywhere close in real-life performance.Even these little 8x25s let you see more detail than my expensive 12x50 Nikon binoculars, that I used to think were the best available. The big Nikons just don't get used any more. These are in fact the second pair of Canon IS binoculars I've bought - I already have the larger 10x30 ones, and wanted a smaller pair for travelling. For that they are just perfect. But if weight is not an issue, get the 10x30s.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent Introduction to Image Stabilisation
I wasn't sure about this technology so, lest I was disappointed, I started at the bottom of the range with the 8 X 25.I was not disappointed - the results were remarkable. And they were still small enough to be carried on your belt.These binoculars are literally the difference between merely looking at something and really SEEING it in detail.This is easily proven, as one does in an eye test, by looking at distant text (e.g. on signs etc.). Without stabilisation you can pretty well read what it says - but really only because you're already fairly sure what it says; switch the stabilisation on and all goes steady, you can read each letter in comfort!Negatives?The case definitely does not match up to the quality (and price) of the binoculars; in fact it verges on the tacky.(Unfortunately, I liked them so much that I coveted a more powerful pair. After some research the best compromise between cost, performance, size and usability definitely appeared to be the 12 X 36 IS II. These, too, turned out to be an even bigger revelation - very bright, very clear and amazingly stable).
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Great bird watching kit
from Bedford, UK
I bought these having had such good experience with an IS compact camera.They are light, easy to setup and use and give beautifuuly coloured closeups of birds, in my case goldfinches, various t1ts, chaffinches, greenfinches and robins.The IS system is easy to use and battery life isn't an issue as the battery is only used when the IS system is turned on by pressing and holding the large button on top. I'm using rechargeable CR123s so have no problem with battery costs.I have had quite a shaky hand for more than 30 years and find these really help to stabilise the image without introducing any wierd visual effects.They also focus very close and i'm able to use them on feeders and birds less than ten feet from my back door.
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