Canon 8x32 WP


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Brand and Model:Canon 8x32 WP
Price ($USD):$122.99
Attributes:checked Waterproof checked Armored
Objective Lens Size:32 mm
Magnification:8 x
Prism Type:Roof
Coatings:
Field of View:7.5 degrees
Eye Relief:18 mm
Near Focus:19 ft
Weight (lbs):25.6oz.
Dimensions (w/h/d):5.38"x5.63"x2.13"
Description:Incorporating a field flattener lens, the waterproof 8x32 WP provides excellent optical performance with a wide field of view

Features:

Nitrogen-filled waterproof construction combined with compact roof-prism design and rubberized non-slip grip, ideal for marine use.
High-magnification (8x), long eye relief and wide-field viewing (60 degrees) produces bright image even in poor light.
Multi-coated Canon optics including field-flattener for excellent edge-to-edge sharpness and contrast.
Made with environment friendly lead-free glass.

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Canon 8x32 WP
Large for 32mm binos, built like a tank, feel solid and strong. Sharp edge to edge but a little dimmer then other 32mm. Great in daylight but not the best choice for astronomy. If your looking for a pair of bino's for when the going gets tough, check these out.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:8
Weight: 5 (Veritable Vote)
Date:
By: mhpdfp
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Canon 8x32 WP
Great little well built binocular for the price. While images thur them are dimmer than seen with binoculars with larger exit pupils, the visual impression thru these is appropriate for the 4 mm exit pupil that they have. Heavy but compact, very ruggedly build. Comes in a case with a belt loop. Waterproof. This adds up to a great combination in a binocular that can go on hikes, stand up to a little rain and occasionally be turned toward the stars.

The eyepiece/eye stop/prism combination does not allow for fully seeing the entire field at one time. I estimate that the true field is actually about 1/2 degree less than advertised in practical application.

These can be had for about $150.00 if you shop around.

Barry Simon

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 4 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.197.179)
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Canon 8x32 WP
Solidly built with good optical performance given the cost. Good, sharp, contrasty images, with a little drop off (when you look for it) towards the edge (as you'd expect from a pair of binos in this price range). The focus range is 6m to infinity (not 3m as you may see in some reviews). There is also a socket to fix them on a tripod. A good all round performer that's not too large, nitrogen filled, waterproof, solid, good optically and cheap. Ideal for hiking, camping in rainy/humid climates and occasional astronomy.

Overall Rating: 8
Optics:8 Value:9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.8.66)
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Canon 8x32 WP
Worthless for astronomical use said one guy, and dim too?
Well, I must have a superior sample of the species, then.
Contrasty, nice to handle. Fine for sweeping the sky at night time and equally nice at daytime. A fine binocular which will hold up to some rough handling.

Overall Rating: 9
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.40.2)
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Canon 8x32 WP
I was very surprised by how heavy and how dim these Canons are. Compared to Optolyth 8x30's and Minox 8x30's the Canons lost almost 15 minutes of twilight viewing. On the other hand, the Canons appear to be very sturdy, and would take lots more abuse than small porros like the Optolyths. They are useless for astronomy, and overly heavy for their configuration for birding. Their greatest redeeming feature is that they can be had well under $200US, and for casual daytime viewing they're adequate, though by no means up to the standards of far less expensive non-waterproof porros such as the Nikon Egret 8x40's. For those who have a very specific need for a waterproof roof prism bino under $200, these may make some sense, but there's lot's of better choices out there, many of which cost less than the Canons.

Mike Swaim

Overall Rating: 6
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.158.100)
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Canon 8x32 WP
"Wow!" That's what I said first time looking through Canon 8x32WP binoculars. A w-i-d-e field of view. Excellent image sharpness and brightness. Focusing is smooth (almost hydraulic-feeling). The right-eyepiece focus has detents (clicks) in the turning so you can work in darkness. For a low-to-mid-range price binocular, these are excellent. They're not Carl Zeiss, but they're close.
The case is nylon and soft. The lens caps are trash. But the rest is top notch.
My uses are terrestial and astronomical. I'm quite satisfied even clarity across the field of view. Don't hesitate, unless you want to spend more for Zeiss.
Robert English
helloman@bogusnet.net

Overall Rating: 8
Weight: 1 (Unreliable Vote)
Date:
By: Anonymous (xxx.xxx.62.28)
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