Binoculars for S. Africa

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP rlapporte Regular Member • Posts: 262
Re: Binoculars for S. Africa

GregWCIL wrote:


I haven't been on safari in Africa but I took my IS Canon 10x42 to Alaska and was very pleased. With image stabilization, you go from seeing the bird to seeing it's feathers. Anyone who tries my Canons and pushes that IS button just says "Wow, unbelievable."

Cons: they are heavy. But I bought an Op-Tech dual camera harness and put then on one side and they don't bother me at all. Also, the front lens caps wont stay on, but the front lens are threaded for 52mm filters so I just put UV caps on and don't worry about them. The final con is they are expensive. They list for about $1900, but you can buy them for $1300 on Amazon.

They have a great, wide field of view. Batteries last a very long time. They are even threaded for a tripod mount.

I would suggest you try them before you buy.

Good luck.

Thanks, Greg.  I read a review by Ken Rockwell who thought that the Canon's were a bit soft when compared to the Fujinons with IS.  I don't suppose you ever had the opportunity to compare or use the Fujinons, have you?

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