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pitchblack
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Image stabilisation / stabilizer - daytime

Post by pitchblack » 05 Apr 2021, 02:57

When I am out at the fields with my dog I always have my pocket 10x25 binoculars with me - I have seen that a few companies like Canon and Fuji make binoculars with image stabilsiation:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4qBimCSMr0
or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5_AlWOyToA

and I also found a Bresser Monocular with IS:
https://www.bresser.de/en/Sport-Optics/ ... lizer.html

Anyone here with experience with this kind of glasses? Are they really that good as seen in the videos? This would be amazing!

When using up to 10x magnification it is still possible to hold binoculars without shaking.. but as soon as the magnification gets higher... like 12 to 20x it is really hard to see details of animals because of all that shaking. Binoculars can still be held in both hands and one can press it against the "face" so it doesnt shake too much with 10x mag... with monoculars this is quite difficult. But monuculars are much smaller in size.... one could choose a 40mm or 50 mm front lens instead of 25 mm (binoculars) which would be about the same size in the pocket... but the bigger lens does catch much more light.

Find this very interesting... this image stabilizer could also help watching animals with a night vision device... if one would put a NV chip behind the eye-lens. Well this is just interesting for "watching" animals... not really for hunting... but not all ppl interested in NV are hunters... :)
Actually I like daylight watching also... I really like my 10x25 binos... small... and good magnification... but sometimes I wished I could zoom in a bit further... like 15 or 20x... and maybe having a monocular instead.... the Bresser would be quite interesting... dont know if it is fixed 16x or if it has a zoom ring... like 5x,10x,16x ...only drawback... it eats batteries... but one can still use it without the stabilizer... if not really necessary.

Did anyone use a device like the ones above?

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Re: Image stabilisation / stabilizer - daytime

Post by curlew » 09 Apr 2021, 17:46

i have a set of fuji 10x40 stabilised and they also have nv eyepieces - you can hold 10x bino's quite well but stabilised is just so much nicer - you just notice loads of stuff you missed without . i also have some 18x50 canon - they are great , i would reccomend those or the 15x50 should be good too but have not seen thru a set of those yet.
the fuji's stabilise bigger wobbles so its like watching some animal or whatever on a bbc documentary ,the image is totally still .
the cannons take the hand shakes out which is enough to give a great result for a 18x bino

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Re: Image stabilisation / stabilizer - daytime

Post by pitchblack » 09 Apr 2021, 20:14

@curlew
thanks for the info - can you use the Fuji without the stabilizer, too or is that not possible?

I recently have seen that Nikon sells such stabilized binoculars too -
https://www.nikon-image.com/products/sp ... tabilized/
i think those are the smallest available at the moment and those really look like my "pocket sized" standard binos ... only mine can be "folded" in the middle until the tubes touch each other.
Only drawback of the Nikon - I read that it can not be used without the stabilizer... if the batteries are empty the thing wont work anymore... if I read this correct. But concerning the size the Nikons look really nice.

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Re: Image stabilisation / stabilizer - daytime

Post by curlew » 09 Apr 2021, 20:49

with the image intensifier eyepieces the fuji unit has to be switched on but is just like normal binocs with daytime eyepieces , same with canon and i would have thought all stabiliser binos would be just like normal binos without batteries , never heard otherwise , will have to find info on that

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Re: Image stabilisation / stabilizer - daytime

Post by pitchblack » 10 Apr 2021, 00:58

the Nikon can also be "folded" - it can be seen in this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbmfiRhpX0o

One can hardly find info on this very interesting small sized binoculars from Nikon - I first read about it here:
https://www.birdforum.net/threads/nikon ... ew.395020/
Did not yet find a place where one could buy one in Europe.

I really like the compact size of the Nikon, and also that it is foldable... the Bresser monokular is also very interesting... maybe even more interesting to me because of its 16x mag. - but I think the quality of the Nikon is better... but one never knows... maybe the Bresser monocular is very good too... I have a Bresser Telescope and they are quite cheap with very good lenses for low price - compact size and 16x mag is very nice... in conjunction with IS very interesting!

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