Canon 10 x 42 L IS WP, 10x42L IS WP User manual

Canon 10 x 42 L IS WP, 10x42L IS WP User manual
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
Canon 10×42L IS WP high-performance, waterproof binoculars
featuring an Image Stabilizer with a Canon-developed vari-angle prism.
Before using the binoculars, read this instruction booklet to familiarize
yourself with the proper operation.
High-performance, waterproof binoculars for a wide range of uses from bird
watching to heavenly observations.
A steady image can be obtained with the Image Stabilizer.
The objective lenses have rubber protectors for excellent shock resistance.
The large-diameter, 42mm objective lenses make the image very bright.
A total of four UD lenses - two on each side, full surface Multilayer Coating
(Super Spectra Coating), and Doublet Field-Flattener for sharp, distortion-free
images from edge-to-edge.
Dioptric correction & fixation mechanism prevents unexpected diopter
Freely adjustable eyecups.
Perfectly sealed structure prevents internal lenses from fogging up.
* UD lenses are made of Ultra-low Dispersion glass.
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent malfunction or damage to the binoculars.
Supplementary hints for using the binoculars.
The binoculars come with the following accessories:
❑ Case (with pocket for extra batteries).................1
❑ Binocular strap....................................................1
❑ Case strap..........................................................1
❑ Objective lens caps.............................................1
❑ Eyepiece lens caps.............................................1
❑ Size-AA alkaline batteries...................................2
❑ Strings (for objective lens caps)..........................1
Handling Cautions
For the Binoculars
(1) The binoculars are waterproof, however they are not for underwater use.
(2) Binoculars are precision instruments. Do not drop them or subject them to
shock. Never attempt to disassemble them.
(3) High temperatures can cause the binoculars to malfunction. Do not store
them close to a heater or in a closed car on a sunny day.
(4) If the lens is dirty, first use a blower brush to remove dust, etc., from the lens
surface. Then use a commercially available lens cleaner or similar material to
wipe the lens gently without scratching it. Do not use any organic solvent on
the body or lenses.
(5) Storing the binoculars in a humid location may cause fungus on the lenses.
If the binoculars are not to be used for an extended period, clean the lenses
and body thoroughly and store in a well-ventilated dry place.
(6) Avoid storing the binoculars in a laboratory or a location where corrosive
chemicals are present. Also avoid storage in a chest of drawers.
(7) When the binoculars are not to be used for a prolonged period, remove the
batteries. If the batteries are left inside, they may leak, causing corrosion,
malfunction or fire.
Battery Care
(1) When the battery power is low, the lamp will not light even when you press
the Image Stabilizer button. Replace both batteries in such a case.
(2) If the lamp lights but the Image Stabilizer does not operate properly, it means
the battery power is low. Replace both batteries in such a case.
(3) In cold temperatures, using size-AA lithium batteries is recommended.
(4) Although lithium batteries work well in low temperature, their performance will
drop slightly in temperatures below 0 degrees C. In cold locations, keep a spare
set of batteries in a warm pocket and alternate them with the batteries in use.
* WP: Waterproof binoculars.
Safety Warnings
Never look at the sun or a bright light with the binoculars. Doing so can cause
loss of vision.
Safety Precautions
1. Never attempt to disassemble the batteries. Never recharge any batteries
other than rechargeable batteries. Do not leave batteries in a hot place or
throw them into a fire. Do not short-circuit the contacts. Doing any of the
above may result in fire or explosion causing injuries.
2. You should never mix different types of batteries. When changing
exhausted batteries, replace them all at once.
All Canon Binoculars are composed only of “Environment Friendly Lead-Free
Optical Glass”. The design is derived from Canon’s corporate policy to care about
our environment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless
otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop operation of the
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits
are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which
the receiver is conected.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
CAN ICES-3 (B) / NMB-3 (B)
Maintaining Waterproof Property
The binoculars are waterproof. To make full use of this performance,
make sure to check the O-ring in the battery chamber and the contact
surface. If you close the battery chamber cover when it is covered
with sand, hair or other materials, the waterproof property will be lost,
allowing water to enter, resulting in malfunction.
the O-ring.
1 Check
Make sure that the O-ring and the
contact surface are not distorted or
covered with dust.
Contact surface
the O-ring.
2 Clean
If there is dust on the O-ring and the
contact surface, use a damp cotton
swab or similar material to remove the
Cotton swab
(commercial product)
Do not forcefully pull or extend the O-ring.
The O-ring is specially treated. Be careful not to apply grease or allow
oil to accidentally come into contact with it.
Do not remove the O-ring. That may result in scratching the surface,
allowing water to enter.
If the O-ring is broken, cut or distorted, or if more than two years have
passed since you purchased the binoculars, bring them to a Canon
Service Center to have the O-ring replaced. It is recommended to
replace the O-ring every two years (for a fee).
If you use the binoculars in a sandy or dusty environment, it is
recommended to replace the O-ring every year.
Image Stabilizer button
Focusing knob
Filter (sold separately)
attachment thread
lens caps
String attachment
Tripod socket
chamber cover
Dioptric correction scale
Dioptric correction ring
lens caps
Strap mount
Eyepiece lenses
Strap hole
The 52mm filter (sold separately) can be attached to the filter attachment
Extra battery
Strap mount
Attach the case strap included in the package to the case.
How to Attach Lens Caps
Attaching Objective Lens Caps
Attach them by pushing them against
the filter attachment thread.
Attaching Eyepiece Lens Caps
Attach them over the eyecups.
The eyepiece lens caps and the objective lens caps
can be placed on top of each other when they are
not being used. Push the objective lens caps
against the eyepiece lens caps.
Installing the Strap
The strap is designed to hang on the neck in a specific direction. Install
the strap in a manner so that the Canon logo at the center of the strap
appears as in the illustration when the strap is hanging from the neck.
the eyepiece lens caps.
1 Install
Install the eyepiece lens caps on the
Put the strap through the strap hole in
the eyepiece lens caps.
the strap.
2 Fasten
Make sure that there is no slack and
the strap does not loosen at the clasp
when you pull it.
the objective lens caps.
3 Connect
Use the string included in the package
to connect the objective lens caps to
the strap.
Loading the Batteries
the cover.
1 Open
Use a coin or a similar item to turn the
lock screw 90 degrees as shown by
the arrow. Then open the cover.
the batteries.
2 Load
Load two batteries in the correct + and
– orientation as shown on the battery
the cover.
3 Close
Hold down the battery chamber cover
and tighten the lock screw.
Battery Life (Continuous Use)
Size-AA lithium batteries
Size-AA Ni-HN batteries
Size-AA alkaline batteries
25˚C / 77˚F
–10˚C / 14˚F
Apporox. 8 hours
Apporox. 3.5 hours
Apporox. 6 hours
Apporox. 2.5 hours
Apporox. 2.5 hours
Apporox. 10 minutes
(Based on Canon’s testing conditions.)
Size-AA manganese batteries are not recommended due to their low energy.
Change batteries when the binoculars are dry and there is no moisture
or dirt.
Be careful not to let moisture onto the inner side of the battery chamber
cover or into the chamber. If there is moisture, make sure to remove it
and adequately dry it off before changing batteries.
Wet batteries may result in battery leakage and failure.
Before You Start
that the lamp lights.
1 Check
Press the Image Stabilizer button and
check that the lamp lights.
the eyecup position.
2 Adjust
When using the binoculars while
wearing eyeglasses, turn the eyecups
to adjust the height for easy viewing.
the width of the binoculars.
3 Adjust
Look through the binoculars and adjust
the angle of the eyepieces until the left
and right images converge.
Doing the above maximizes
performance and minimizes eye fatigue
while viewing.
When adjusting the width of the
binoculars to suit the width between
your eyes, look at a distant object.
Before You Start
the diopter.
4 Adjust
First look with the left eye only and
adjust the focusing knob until the
object looks sharp.
Push the dioptric correction ring in the
direction shown by the arrow until you
hear a click.
Then look with the right eye only at the
same object while turning the dioptric
correction ring until the object looks
Pull the dioptric correction ring toward
you until you hear a click to secure the
diopter adjustment.
5 Adjust the focus.
Look through the eyepiece and turn
the focusing knob until the object looks
The focusing range is about 2.5m to infinity. There is some margin at the
infinity end.
Using the Image Stabilizer
While you look through the binoculars, the image may be shaking and
difficult to see since your hands are holding the binoculars. In such a
case, the Image Stabilizer can help steady the image.
There are two ways to use the Image Stabilizer. You can turn on the
Image Stabilizer as long as you hold down the Image Stabilizer button
and or you can turn on the Image Stabilizer for 5 minutes.
■ Holding down the button
The Image Stabilizer operates
continuously while you hold down the
button. When you let go of the button, the
Image Stabilizer stops operating.
■ Five-minute operation
Press the Image Stabilizer button slowly
and quickly let it go, and the Image
Stabilizer will operate continuously for
about five minutes.
To stop the Image Stabilizer operation,
press the button again.
The lamp lights while the Image
Stabilizer is on.
The Image Stabilizer may not be able to compensate for severe shaking.
If the binoculars are attached to a tripod, it will compensate for the
small vibrations unique to tripod use.
If the binoculars face down for more than 10 seconds, such as when
they are hanging from the strap, the Image Stabilizer will turn off to
conserve power. To use the binoculars in downward direction, keep
pressing the Image Stabilizer switch.
When the battery power is low, the Image Stabilizer may generate
noise and vibration. The image stabilization is not affected by this.
Even without batteries loaded, the binoculars can still be used as is.
After Use
If there is sand or dirt on the binoculars, wash them with water by
following the procedure below.
Never operate any functions while washing the binoculars with
water. Otherwise water may leak into the binoculars through
movable components, resulting in malfunction.
Make sure that the battery chamber cover is closed before
washing the binoculars.
Use tap water below 30°C/86°F for washing.
with running water.
1 Wash
Wash dust, dirt, and sand from the surface
of the binoculars with tap water at about the
same flow as for washing your hands.
Do not rub the objective and eyepiece
lenses if they are still dirty.
and wash.
2 Soak
Soak the binoculars in water in a
bucket or other container, and gently
move them back and forth so that dust,
dirt, and sand come off easily.
zzIf they are covered with salt water, soak the
binoculars for one to two hours to remove salt.
the binoculars.
3 Wipe
Use a clean, dry, soft cloth to wipe
moisture off the binoculars.
zzSometimes moisture remains in gaps between
components, so place the binoculars on a dry,
soft cloth to dry completely in the shade.
After the binoculars are completely dry,
use commercially available lens cleaner
or similar material to clean the lenses.
Do not wash the binoculars with detergent, hot water, or strongly
running water, as that may result in malfunction.
zzDo not swing the binoculars in an attempt to shake off water, or use a
hair drier or similar item to dry them, or wash them in a washing machine.
If the binoculars are heavily soiled or large amounts of sand are on the
binoculars, consult with a Canon Service Counter.
Troubleshooting Guide
If there is a problem with the binoculars, first refer to the table below
to see if you can resolve it. If the problem cannot be resolved, take the
binoculars to your nearest Canon Service Center.
The image is not clear.
The Image Stabilizer
does not operate.
Probable Cause
Corrective Measure
The lens is dirty.
Use a blower brush to
remove dust, etc., from the
lens surface. Then use a
commercially available lens
cleaner or similar material to
wipe the lens.
The width of the binoculars
does not suit the width
between your eyes.
Adjust the width of the
(See page ENG-9).
The diopter has not been
properly set.
Adjust the diopter
(See page ENG-10).
The binoculars are not
properly focused.
Focus the binoculars
(See page ENG-10).
There are no batteries
Load batteries having
enough power.
When the Image Stabilizer
button is pressed, the lamp
does not light.
If the lamp does not light,
it means the batteries are
exhausted. Replace the
batteries with new ones.
The battery power is low.
Even if the lamp lights, the
Image Stabilizer may not
operate if the batteries are
exhausted. Replace the
batteries with new ones.
The binoculars are facing
If the binoculars face down
for more than 10 seconds,
the Image Stabilizer will
turn off to conserve power.
To use the binoculars
in downward direction,
keep pressing the Image
Stabilizer switch.
When the binoculars are The batteries are exhausted. Replace the batteries with
shaken severely while
new ones.
the Image Stabilizer is
operating, there is a
strange noise.
10×42L IS WP
Prism binoculars
Objective lens effective
42 mm (52mm filter can also be attached)
Real field of view
Apparent field of view /
Field of view at 1000 m / yds
59.2° (Calculated based on ISO 14132-1:2002)
114 m / 374 ft
Exit pupil diameter
4.2 mm
Eye relief
16 mm
Pupil-distance adjustment
57 to 75 mm
Focusing distance range
Approx. 2.5 m to infinity
Image Stabilizer system
Optical correction with vari-angle prism
Correction angle
Battery check
Operating environment
Dimensions (W × D × H)
Lamp (LED) turns on
Temperature: –10˚C to 45˚C / 14˚F to 113˚F
Humidity: 90%
137 × 175.8 × 85.4 mm / 5.4 × 6.9 × 3.4 in.
Approx. 1110 g / 39.2 oz (Excluding batteries)
* Specifications subject to change without notice.
Only for European Union and EEA (Norway, Iceland and
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disposed of with your household waste, according to
the WEEE Directive (2012/19/EU), the Battery Directive
(2006/66/EC) and/or national legislation implementing
those Directives.
If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol
shown above, in accordance with the Battery Directive,
this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury, Cd
= Cadmium, Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or
accumulator at a concentration above an applicable
threshold specified in the Battery Directive.
This product should be handed over to a designated collection point, e.g.,
on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or
to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic
equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. Improper handling of this
type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human
health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated
with EEE. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will
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