Canon 10x30 Image Stabilised Binoculars £229.95 @ Jessops
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Canon 10x30 Image Stabilised Binoculars £229.95 @ Jessops

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Found 14th Jan 2012
An amazing price for these. I have been tracking them since September.

Lowest they ever dropped to was around £295 in Amazon Marketplace.

Jessops had then once for £320, £329, £339, then just before Xmas put them up to £460 .... I thought I had missed the boat as Amazon were showing at £333 and above over Xmas (and still are now).

Jessops, in their SALE have dropped it to £359 on Special Offer - in their shops ..... the £229 is ONLY ONLINE Buy and Collect.

This is an absolute MUST if you want something like this - not to everyones taste ... and still an expensive pair of Bino's .... but, for those who want the finer things in life these are a steal now.

Good luck!

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any good for star gazing?

mrman007

any good for star gazing?


Great for bathroom peeping!

Great post OP - great reviews and a brilliant price. Wasn't looking(!) for a pair, but very tempted at that price so many thanks.

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HertzVanRental

Found this review on Amazon … Found this review on Amazon [url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.amazon.co.uk%252Fproduct-reviews%252FB00007EE9A%252Fref%253Dcm_cr_pr_btm_link_next_2%253Fie%253DUTF8%2526showViewpoints%253D0%2526pageNumber%253D2%2526sortBy%253DbySubmissionDateDescending]here[/url]:"I had seen these binoculars recommended for astronomy and decided to risk getting a pair. They are excellent binoculars in their own right, the use of Image Stabilisation shifts them up a gear. All four moons of Jupiter are easily visible and snap into sharp vision at a push of the button. In night conditions 'IS' definitely makes up for lack of aperture size."Hope that helps.


Smashing thankyou

mrman007

any good for star gazing?



Found these reviews on Amazon here:

"I had seen these binoculars recommended for astronomy and decided to risk getting a pair. They are excellent binoculars in their own right, the use of Image Stabilisation shifts them up a gear. All four moons of Jupiter are easily visible and snap into sharp vision at a push of the button. In night conditions 'IS' definitely makes up for lack of aperture size."

"I was advised to buy these bins buy a firend who has a pair. As an avid ameture astronmer am always on the look out for a good pair of binoculars, at first i was put off buy the lack of aperture, i was always under the impression that the miniumum size of a binocular for astronomy was about 7x35 which are also great, but was hugely impressed by the power of these binoculars as well as the quality of the lenses. i would say that they work as well as standard 7x50s, as a result of the image stablization. These IS binoculars are the best of both worlds as mixture of great portability and stabilazation. For standard day time use they are equaly as good, not sure how they would work for birdwatching, but i feel that they would be ok".

Hope that helps.
Edited by: "HertzVanRental" 14th Jan 2012

Tempted, but wanted 10x50. Damn. Hot though.

Not for me but this sure is a good buy and heat given.

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The stabilization on these things really does work and makes them far more usable

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They are better than I thought ..... the image just 'Fixes' in the eyepiece, brings a new pleasure to using binoculars ...... staggeringly good.

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Jupiter only has 4 moons now?

i sold these back in 2003/2004 for this price at the airport, tax free price

qinyanggl

Great for bathroom peeping!




Wow! Can they see through frosted glass?

Why would they need image stabilising? Your brain does that for you!

Mascherano

Jupiter only has 4 moons now?



Great point - I guess it's only 4 of the 64 that you can see with these bad boys!

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guv

The stalkers essential bit of kit. If only Elton could afford them for … The stalkers essential bit of kit. If only Elton could afford them for when he's lurking in the bushes outside one of his victims houses.




Wow, who is stalking who, i wasnt even in the thread. Obsessed.

If i cant afford them then you certainly cant Guv.

I like the look of these to be honest

wow, these look awesome, wish i could afford them

Pardon my ignorance but while i can guess what image stabilization does, how the **** does it do it? it can't stop my hands shaking or me breathing can it?

Brilliant binoculars. I have had these 10x30 for a few years. They are simply fantastic. Ive also had the 8x25 which are also good, but not as good. And ive had the 18x50 as well which were inferior and were not good (there is an issue with the IS binoculars above 10x30).

Ive compared my 10x30's with my friends binoculars - top range Leicas and Zeiss's. It beats them hands down. Also, the IS facility is brilliant for focussing on detail if ,say, birdwatching.

The price looks pretty good. The regular site I use in America is selling them for $499 - binoculars.com/bin…cfm

Look good but normal (regular priced) binoculars and a good tripod would work just as well I reckon and give you enough money to spare for.............

A months food shopping..... *L*

mushuj

Tempted, but wanted 10x50. Damn. Hot though.



A number of people have reported an issue with collimation with respect to the higher spec Canon IS binoculars. I had a pair of 18x50 and I thought they were okay. I then had them up against my 10x30's and realised they werent, there was something lacking. Other people have reported this with the higher spec ones. I had a massive argument with the person I bought them off. He said they were okay, and he truly believed this - but , after comparing them with my 10x30's I could see clearly they werent. If I hadnt been able to compare them, then I would have lacked the confidence to say something was wrong with them

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The Crew Designs

Look good but normal (regular priced) binoculars and a good tripod would … Look good but normal (regular priced) binoculars and a good tripod would work just as well I reckon and give you enough money to spare for.............A months food shopping..... *L*



I would go without food to be able to view things rock solid without a tripod ..... mind you, after a month without food I may be shaking rather a lot!

As I said, these are only for the serious or those for whom the finer things in life are important - at this price it really is a once in a lifetime chance ............ it could even be a misprice - should it be £329? Because that would still be a decent price!

Wow, that is a very good price. From my camera lenses I know how good Canon IS is, so have ordered these.

I'm telling myself they're only a fraction of the price of a good lens.....or cheaper even than a moderately good lens like the EF 85mm f1.8 I was considering but can do without

ComatoseSheep

Pardon my ignorance but while i can guess what image stabilization does, … Pardon my ignorance but while i can guess what image stabilization does, how the **** does it do it? it can't stop my hands shaking or me breathing can it?



I'm no expert on IS, but it works brilliantly. I believe it uses gyros & motorised rapid moving prisms or lenses to offset rapid movement.

I've had these a few years and I think they are great. Optically I don't think they are brilliant, though for the price range what is much better?, but combined with the stabilisation they are fantastic. The only things that annoy me are fold down eye cups - bit dated design and lack of objective lens caps - strange thing for Canon to omit really. Otherwise superb.

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Fold down eye cups ..... never ever used them - I always take my specs off .... cannot see any other suitable option for spectacle wearers.
Edited by: "MrRee" 14th Jan 2012

MrRee

Fold down eye cups ..... never ever used them - I always take my specs … Fold down eye cups ..... never ever used them - I always take my specs off .... cannot see any other suitable option for spectacle wearers.


I usually wear contacts but sometimes wear specs and I really don't like taking them off to view through bins. So it seems every time I get the bins out for a fleeting glimpse of whatever the cups are out when I'm wearing glasses or in when I'm not With my £10 Lidl Bressers it's just a simple twist to change in or out, a much less fiddly solution.

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VDisillusioned

With my £10 Lidl Bressers it's just a simple twist to change in or out, a … With my £10 Lidl Bressers it's just a simple twist to change in or out, a much less fiddly solution.



I bought some of those a few years ago ... not bad at all, certainly excellent for £10!! I sold mine on though - sometimes only the best is good enough (like good shoes, good bed and a good TV).
Edited by: "MrRee" 14th Jan 2012

gekkoa

Brilliant binoculars. I have had these 10x30 for a few years. They are … Brilliant binoculars. I have had these 10x30 for a few years. They are simply fantastic. Ive also had the 8x25 which are also good, but not as good. And ive had the 18x50 as well which were inferior and were not good (there is an issue with the IS binoculars above 10x30).Ive compared my 10x30's with my friends binoculars - top range Leicas and Zeiss's. It beats them hands down. Also, the IS facility is brilliant for focussing on detail if ,say, birdwatching.The price looks pretty good. The regular site I use in America is selling them for $499 - http://www.binoculars.com/binoculars/bird-watching-binoculars/7953+7954+7968+9793.cfm




If you need the image Stabilisation these are ok but Optically not a patch on Leica, Zeiss or other high end makes, but you will pay a lot more than this for a decent set of bins anyway...
Horses for courses...

jgtuk

If you need the image Stabilisation these are ok but Optically not a … If you need the image Stabilisation these are ok but Optically not a patch on Leica, Zeiss or other high end makes, but you will pay a lot more than this for a decent set of bins anyway... Horses for courses...



I dont understand what you mean "optically not a patch on Leica, Zeiss". I stood on the top of a Welsh mountain with two friends and 2xZeiss and 1xLeica looking towards Ireland. The failure of those binoculars to pick out the details that my Canon IS 10x30 could is proof enough to me that they are better, or should I say "optically better".

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To be brutally honest - if the ultimate in Optical quality is what you are after then the VANGUARD Spirit ED 1042 Binoculars at £266 (Amazon) are the very best you can get ..... they beat the big names for a fraction of the cost.

However, the IS on these more than makes up for any imaginary Optical loss (and I suspect most people would not see any difference at these high levels of quality between marques).

The mere fact of seeing a steady image in the lens is fantastic .... that must make up for a lot of great Optical quality as the image is so steady and clear.

At £350+ I was struggling to justify these ..... but, at £230 these are really a no brainer. IMO of course.

Edited by: "MrRee" 14th Jan 2012

MrRee

To be brutally honest - if the ultimate in Optical quality is what you … To be brutally honest - if the ultimate in Optical quality is what you are after then the VANGUARD Spirit ED 1042 Binoculars at £266 (Amazon) are the very best you can get ..... they beat the big names for a fraction of the cost.However, the IS on these more than makes up for any imaginary Optical loss (and I suspect most people would not see any difference at these high levels of quality between marques).The mere fact of seeing a steady image in the lens is fantastic .... that must make up for a lot of great Optical quality as the image is so steady and clear.At £350+ I was struggling to justify these ..... but, at £230 these are really a no brainer. IMO of course.



+1. This is a GRRRREAT Deal! Wouldn't spend the prices for the more 'well known' brands of binos, but at this price (of course if they do get delivered and I have seen Jessop's Deals get refused for those that didn't select 'collect at store' before the deal was recognized as a mis-price) it's a no brainer. Once again OP, many thanks!



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Depending on height, type, etc, it is often possible to read the markings on aircraft flying overhead.
wow how tall would you need to be ;0)

just ordered to pick up in store
thanks for posting

NOt in my local stall the nearest is 35 miles away...

Don't waste money on expensive binoculars, simply stand closer to the object you're trying to see.

(Lifted from Viz top tips)

Just collected. Excellent. Hot. Thanks!

Just collected from Lowestoft store. These are on sale for £356 in-store so at this price they are hot.
The chap in the store could not believe the low price and he had to recheck his till to make sure it was not a mistake. Whilst browsing after my purchase, I could hear him talking to someone on the phone regarding this price.
These are a very impressive, Great find Thanks

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Can these be used one handed

aberfal

Can these be used one handed



Yes, perfect for your planned use as they are optically stabilised and will negate any ..erm.. movement in your other hand.
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