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Built to the world’s most exacting standards.

No one knows more about optics than Canon. So in creating the binocular line, Canon drew on its vast optical expertise to incorporate the advanced technologies found in their cameras and lenses, maximizing clarity and enhancing performance. That’s why Canon offers you features like highly sophisticated engineering, superior lenses and Image Stabilizer technology.

Each model has been meticulously engineered for comfort and convenience in real world conditions. Since they are designed to be easy to hold and operate, the lineup features unsurpassed ergonomics, and many models are equipped with special slip-freegrips. Available in a full range of sizes and magnifications, there’s a Canon binocular for every need, so whether you are whale watching or following a horse race, Canon binoculars let you view your subject with unrivalled precision and comfort.

Canon. A passion for perfection.

The legendary L Lens.

The bright red line engraved on the lens barrel is the signature of the Canon L Lens. L-seriesLenses are on a level above the rest, possessing groundbreaking image performance, outstanding operability and resistance to weather and aging. Canon’s L Lenses are well known by professional photographers around the world for their innovative optical design, exceptional

quality and brilliant clarity. Canon has equipped its new top-of-the-linemodel, the 10x42L IS WP, with extraordinaryL-seriestechnology. Manufactured to provide superior image quality throughout the entire viewing area, twoUltra-lowDispersion (UD) elements on each side give you a bolder, brighter view than can be achieved with conventional optics found in ordinary binoculars. With them, you’ll see more of your subject, more clearly.

The genius is in the details.

Each Canon binocular has been engineered to deliver performance that will impress. The state-of-the-artoptical technology from Canon’sworld-renownedEF Lens series has been carefully adapted

especially for use in several Canon binocular models, offering unparalleled resolution. Also Super Spectra Coating increases image contrast and reduces

lens flare and ghosting in many Canon binoculars. In addition, Canon uses Aspherical elements in several of its designs to assure sharper focus while dramatically cutting distortion. Technologies like these enable Canon binoculars to perform

at an extraordinarily high standard.

Canon’s remarkable Image Stabilizer Technology.

Minimize shaking, maximize viewing.

Focus and follow.

Optical Image Stabilization System

 

Shaking occurs naturally when you hold binoculars for an

It isn’t always convenient to use a tripod —

 

extended period of time. Wind, muscle fatigue and

especially if you or your subject is moving.

Perfectly Horizontal Tipped Upward Tipped Downward

even excitement can contribute to “binocular

With Canon’s IS binocular models there’s no need for additional equipment. For

shake.” The more powerful the binoculars, the

binoculars with magnification powers of 10x, 12x, 15x and 18x, Canon offers an Image

more pronounced the shake appears. It’s tiring

Stabilizer system utilizing a Vari-AnglePrism (VAP). This system has two sensors —

on your eyes, it’s distracting, and it makes

one vertical and another horizontal — that detect motion as well as a microprocessor

getting a good, sharp focus simply impossible.

that adjusts the Vari-AnglePrism on

 

To solve this common problem, many Canon

each side, in a bellows-typefashion,

 

binoculars are equipped with Image

according to the amount of

 

Stabilizer (IS) technologies. Originally

binocular shake detected. This

 

developed for Canon’s high

provides instant adjustment of the

 

performance video camcorder family,

refraction angle to compensate for

 

these IS technologies have been

motion. So what you see through

 

brilliantly adapted specifically for

the lenses is absolutely steady —

Image Stabilizer ON

Canon’s binocular line.

even when you’re not.

Image Stabilizer OFF

 

 

 

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A breakthrough in binocular design, Canon’s new model is the world’s brightest binocular with image stabilization (as of

and is the first completely waterproof model in the Canon IS binocular line-up.The 10x42L IS WP is equipped with

Canon’s high-performanceL-seriesoptics that feature twoUltra-lowDispersion (UD) lens elements on each side. The 4.2mm exit pupil diameter delivers the brightest optics in the Canon IS series. With an extra wide 65˚ apparentangle-of-view,these

binoculars qualify as wide angle instruments, allowing you to see more of your subject. Doublet Field Flattener Lenses offer superb edge-to-edgesharpness. A metal coating prevents fogging, and the ribbed surface ensures a secure grip.

15x50 IS All Weather

F Theseperformanceall weatherstandard.modelsWithsetonea new-touch

Image Stabilizer technology, they instantly

compensate for “binocular shake.” Largediameter 50mm front objective lenses

F accommodate a wide range of activities —

from sports to astronomical observation. A multi-coatedUltra-lowDispersion (UD) lens element in each objective section delivers outstanding image contrast, sharpness and color clarity. To accommodate eyeglass wearers, 15mm

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18x50 IS All Weather

Long-EyeRelief provides greater viewing comfort, and the ergonomic design makes them very easy to hold. An optionalanti-fogeyepiece prevents condensation and fogging in foul weather.

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Light, sleek and powerful, these advanced binoculars feature Canon’s celebrated Image Stabilizer technology to keep the image steady even when you’re not.

High magnification multi-coatedlenses deliver a wide,extra-brightfield-of-view.

The Doublet Field Flattener keeps images sharp from edge-to-edge.The enhancedpower-savingtechnology coupled with optional lithium AA batteries provide up to 12 hours of continuous use. All Canon binoculars feature a center focus for easy

one-handedoperation, and the 12x36 IS II has awater-resistantnon-sliprubber coating that assures secure handling in a wide range of environments.

F Lightperformance,in weightthesebut powerfulwell-designedin

binoculars offer Canon’s superb Image Stabilizer technology to instantly counteract “binocular shake.”

The Doublet Field Flattener provides

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sharp, distortion-freeimages from edge-to-edge.Canon’s Super Spectra Multi Coating assures superior contrast so you see everything in the best possible light. Anon-sliprubber coating makes the 10X30 IS easy to hold even when you’re

wearing gloves or in a damp environment. There’s also Long-EyeRelief to provide greater comfort for those who wear eyeglasses.

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Ultra compact and lightweight, this model features Canon’s high-efficiencyTilt-SystemImage Stabilization that combines stability with sleek styling. They’re the world’s smallest, lightest and most affordable image stabilized

binoculars (as of January 1, 2005).

An extremely compact ergonomic design makes the 8x25 IS comfortable to carry and even easier to use. Canon’s all-glassoptics with Super Spectra Multi Coating assure outstanding sharpness, clarity

and contrast. And these binoculars are not only user-friendly,they’re also environmentally friendly — onlylead-freeglass is used in the optical system.

8x32 WP

BINOCULARS COMPACT

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7x42 AWP

7x17 FC

F With its 42mm objective lens and 6mm exit pupildiameter—thelargest among Canonbinoculars—the7x42 A WP

F providesPlus, youangetexceptionallypowerful Asphericalbright image.optics

and an easy-to-hold,waterproof design.

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The 8x32 WP offers a compact roof-prismdesign with a 60˚ apparentangle-of-view.Other features include itsnitrogen-filledwaterproof construction and a Field Flattener lens in each eyepiece.

The smallest Canon binocular, the 7x17 FC features retracting lens barrels, a sliding eye-adjustmentmechanism and lenses with Canon’s Super Spectra Multi Coating. It also provides close focusing at distances down to five feet.

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Find the binoculars that fit your needs.

Waterproof and all weather

Several models in the Canon binocular line are waterproof or water-resistant.Designed to be used outdoors and on the water, these models are built to withstand a broad range of conditions including rain, humidity and more. The new Canon 10x42L IS WP offers Canon’s highest standard of waterproofperformance—itcan be completely submerged.

Lead-freeoptics

Canon uses environmentally friendly lead-freeglass in its optical systems. This creates thehigh-qualityperformance you demand from your binocular while protecting the environment from unnecessary harm.

The importance of objective lens diameter

Binoculars are described by the power

of their magnification (18x, 15x, 12x,

etc.) combined with the diameter of their objective lenses (50mm, 42mm, 36mm, etc.) The greater the magnification power, the larger your viewing subject will appear in the objective lens as you look through the binoculars.

For instance, if you use the 10x42L IS WP to track a subject 100 yards away, it appears to be the same size as a subject located just 10 yards away seen without binoculars. All things being equal, the larger the diameter of the objective lens, the more light it can admit for brighter,

more detailed images. So binoculars like the 10x42L IS WP, 18x50 IS AW and 15x50 IS AW produce particularly bright, clear images.

The key to Field-of-View

The field-of-viewis the area you see when you look through the binocular. The higher the magnification power, the narrower thefield-of-view.The apparentangle-of-viewis the product of the magnification times the realfield-of-view.So in the case of the 10x42L IS WP, the 10x magnification with

100 yards away with the naked eye.

10 yards away with

the naked eye.

With a 10x magnification binocular, the hot air balloon 100 yards away will seem as if it were 10 yards away.

a 6.5˚ field-of-viewappears to have a 65˚ range; qualifying it as a wide angle instrument. The greater the apparentangle-of-view,the easier it is for you to pinpoint and track your subject. The Canon binocular line offers models with apparentangles-of-viewthat range from 45˚ to 67˚.

Looking through a 10x42L IS WP binoculars at a subject 1,000 yards away

c. Field-of-viewat

b. Apparent

a. Real field-of-view:6.5˚

1,000 yards: 340.6 feet

angle-of-view:65˚

 

Wide field- of-view

Narrow field- of-view

Differences in brightness

Canon’s Super Spectra Multi Coating

The brightness of an image is associated with the amount of incidental light that is reflected by the lens. Uncoated lenses can reflect away as much as 8% of incoming light per lens element — resulting in a dim image. For this reason Canon employs Super Spectra Multi Coating to enhance brightness.

Since many things contribute to the brightness of an image, be sure to consider the following factors as you compare binoculars:

Exit pupil diameter

The size of the image that emerges at the binocular’s eyepiece impacts image brightness. In dimly lit settings, a large exit pupil, for example 4.2mm found on the 10x42L IS WP, delivers brighter

results. For daytime viewing, binoculars

with exit pupil sizes between 2.5 and

3mm are often sufficient.

When bright....

Viewer’s pupil diameter is 3.0mm.

When dark....

Pupil dilates as wide as 7.0mm.

Objective element diameter

This refers to the front lens element measured in mm. All things being equal, the larger the lens in front of the binocular, the more light it can take in and the brighter the viewing image will be. The 18x50 IS AW and 15x50 IS AW have the largest objective lenses in Canon’s binocular lineup.

Twilight coefficient

One difficulty with using traditional

numerical ratings to determine a

binocular’s suitability for low-light

viewing is that higher magnification binoculars, even those with smaller exit pupil size or “relative brightness” ratings, can often reveal better detail in low light because of their higher magnification. Twilight Coefficient or Twilight Factor accounts for the magnifying power of a pair of binoculars, and can be a useful rating—especiallyif viewing at dawn or dusk, or deep shade viewing conditions.

Judging quality

When evaluating binoculars brands and models, here are few things to look for:

Alignment

If the parallel tubes of the binocular are out of alignment due to a manufacturing defect or accident, you’ll see two similar but separate images. There is no way to repair this problem and it renders the binocular virtually useless.

Color

Focus the binocular on a white object. Check two things: first, that the white object appears a faithful white tone

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through the binocular and second, that there’s no secondary “band” of color(s) at the edges of the object. This is important because at higher magnifications, chromatic aberrations tend to occur more frequently. Canon binoculars correct for this problem by using UD lenses from Canon’s EF Lens series (highest magnification models) or Super Spectra Multi Coating.

Chromatic aberration cancelled out.

Chromatic aberration causes the highlighted part to look pink.

Curvature of the field

High quality binoculars show excellent sharpness not only at the center of images, but at the edges as well. This is easy to check: stand at a 90˚ angle to a wall with detail and focus. Then check the sharpness from center to edge. For the best possible flat-fieldperformance, most Canon binoculars use Field Flattener and Aspherical lenses.

Clear image all

the way to the edge.

The image near the

edge of the circle is blurred.

Anti-FogEyepieceAE-B1

Designed specifically for the 18x50 IS AW and

 

the 15x50 IS AW binocular, these eyepieces

Without

prevent condensation and fogging. Useful in

Anti-FogPiece

 

warm, humid and cold weather.

With Anti-FogPiece

Clarity

To check for clarity, point the binocular at a clearly defined edge, like the lettering on a sign or a constellation in the night sky. Images should appear crisp and razor-sharp.

Parallel Lines

Excellent binoculars will render parallel lines in a subject as perfectly straight as

they appear to the naked eye. It’s easy to test with a building or other flat subject with pronounced horizontal or vertical lines by observing whether lines near the periphery remain sharp or tend to curve. Canon’s outstanding optics, including Aspherical lens elements, correct for linear distortion.

Clear image.

Perfect parallel image.

Because of lens

 

aberration, the entire

The tower is slanted and

image appears blurry.

has a spool-shapedeffect.

Nomenclature

Diopter adjustment rings

Image Stabilizer button

Focusing ring

On/Off Lamp

Eye cup

Eyepiece barrel

Strap eyelets

Objective lens

HOW TO USE BINOCULARS

This is the proper way to adjust a

binocular for outdoor use.

1. Look through the binocular, and adjust the spread of the eyepieces

until you see one circular image.

2. Close your right eye and look through the left eyepiece. Use the focusing ring to focus sharply on the subject.

3. Close your left eye and look through the right eyepiece. Do not turn the center

focus ring any further. Turn only the

right-sideeyepiece diopter ring as

necessary.

Remembering the readings of the diopters will make it easier to readjust the binoculars after someone else has used them.

4. The binocular should now be adjusted for your eyesight. When you move the focusing ring for different distances, the image will remain sharply focused.

Please note that eye spacing and diopter adjustment is different for each person. Another person would have to adjust the eye spacing and diopter again.

For eyeglass wearers

If you look through the binocular while wearing eyeglasses, your eyes will be further

away from the eyepieces, causing the image to gradually shade off at the edges. To prevent this, use the foldaway rubber eyepiece rings if available.

For added comfort, eyeglass wearers can adjust the eyecups on IS series binoculars by folding back the rubber eyepiece rings or by twisting the eyepiece up or down in the case of the 10x42L IS WP.

 

 

Focusing

 

Magni-

Obj. Lens

Focus

Exit

Relative

Eye-

Real

Apparent

Field-of-View

 

Size (Encased)

Weight*

Water

Exterior

Power

Battery

 

Prism

 

Diameter

Range

Pupil

Bright-

Relief

Field-of-

Angle-of-

at 1,000 yds.

 

 

Systems

 

fication

 

[W x D x H] (in.)

 

(oz.)

Resistant

Finish

Source

Life***

 

 

 

(mm)

(feet)

(mm)

ness

(mm)

View(°)

View(°)

(ft.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18x50 IS AW

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

18x

50

19.7 ~

2.8

7.8

15 (Long-

3.7

66.6

194

6 x 7-9/16x3-3/16

 

41.7

Water Resistant

Rubber

Two

2.5 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

(Wide)

 

(Usable in heavy rain)

Coat

AA Alkaline Batteries

15x50 IS AW

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

15x

50

19.7 ~

3.3

10.9

15 (Long-

4.5

67.5

236

6 x 7-9/16x3-3/16

 

41.7

Water Resistant

Rubber

Two

2.5 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

(Wide)

 

(Usable in heavy rain)

Coat

AA Alkaline Batteries

10x42L IS WP

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

10x

42

8.2 ~

4.2

17.64

16 (Long-

6.5

65.0

340.6

 

5.4 x 6.9 x 3.4

 

36.8

Waterproof

Rubber

Two

4 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

(Wide)

 

 

for 30 min.**

Coat

AA Alkaline Batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12x36 IS II

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

12x

36

19.7 ~

3.0

9.0

14.5

5

60.0

262

5 x 6-15/16x2-13/16

 

23.3

Rubber Coat

Two

4 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

(Wide)

 

(Soft Plastic)

AA Alkaline Batteries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10x30 IS

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

10x

30

13.8 ~

3.0

9.0

14.5

6

60.0

314

5 x 5-15/16x2-13/16

 

22.2

Rubber Coat

Two

4 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

(Wide)

 

(Soft Plastic)

AA Alkaline Batteries

8x25 IS

Porro II

Center-Focusing

 

8x

25

11.5 ~

3.1

9.6

13.5

6.6

52.8

346

4-11/16x5-3/8x2-3/8

 

16.9

Matte

One

6 hrs.

Prism

 

Infinity

 

CR123 Lithium Battery

7x42 A WP

Roof-

Center-Focusing

 

7x

42

13.1 ~

6.0

36.0

17 (Long-

7

49.0

367

 

5 x 6 x 2

 

26.5

Waterproof

Rubber Coat

prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

 

 

for 5 min.**

(Soft Plastic)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8x32 WP

Roof-

Center-Focusing

 

8x

32

16.4 ~

4.0

16.0

18 (Long-

7.5

60.0

393

5-3/8x5-11/16x2-1/8

 

21.2

Waterproof

Rubber

prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

(Wide)

 

for 5 min.**

Coat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7x17 FC

Roof-

Center-Focusing

 

7x

17

4.6 ~

2.42

5.9

16 (Long-

6.5

45.5

340.6

 

3-5/8x2-3/8x 1

 

6.3

Aluminum

prism

 

Infinity

Eye Relief)

 

 

Alloy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Without batteries. **Waterproof to 3.3 ft. underwater. ***Battery life figures are approximate and based on continuous viewing at 77°F/25°C.

General Use

Bird Watcing

Spectator Sports

Astromy

 

travel

Theater

Hunting

Camping/Hiking

Marine Activity

 

Suveillance

 

 

 

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