For many years I have used the Canon 12X36 IS II as a binocular for bird watching and general terrestrial views, as an astronomical binocular it has not convinced me for different reasons, one of them, perhaps the most important, is the sensation of "dark image" that It provides me, it has a 3mm pupil exit, I find it a dark binocular, the other reason is the sensation of when I observe through them is looking through a tube, I like the feeling of wide angle and this does not provide it ..but, and this is a big but, it is stabilized and this characteristic for me is very important, imagine you with 12X and my shaking hands ...
During the day I really like ..
I have been thinking about the Canon 10X42 IS L, since I have used the 18x50 IS model and I was not convinced for birding (artifacts ..) or at night (too heavy ..)
I would like to know your opinion about the 10X42 IS model and your experience as a binocular for night observation, feel and ergonomics in the hands, image quality: sharpness, contrast, luminosity, CA and astigmatism, wide field?
Mechanics: focus, eyepieces, eye relief for not wearing glasses ...
Very kind for your comments in advance.
Edited by paulsky, 06 August 2020 - 02:12 PM.