Canon 12×36 IS III

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Objective diameter:  36 mm
Magnification:  12x
Exit pupil: 3.0 mm
Eye relief (acc. to spec): 14 mm
Usable eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 15.5 mm
IPD: 56  –  74 mm
RFOV:  5.0  degrees = 97.5 m
AFOV (measured, rounded):   59.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (according to spec.): “ca 6 m”
Minimum focus distance (measured): 7.65 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 7.65 m to infinity (measured): 220 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 3 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 9 dpt*
Prism system:  Porro II
Waterproof: no
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 737 g
Made in: Japan
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The most powerful of the “cheap” Canon IS models (8×20, 10×30, 12×36). Good optics, good image stabilization, light weight, but  a binocular body that is neither dust- nor waterproof.

See also separate posts:
Canon 8×20 IS,×20-is/
Canon 10×30 IS II,×30-is-ii/ .


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