Most helpful critical review
19 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on 13 June 2012
I bought my pair of 18x50is binoculars from 'Middleton Banks' for £760.00 including shipping. The big problem I found, was that, when the I.S. was switched on, a slight blurring and loss of focus occurred. I raised the issue with
'Middleton Banks', who initially said to change the batteries. What a joke. It made no difference at all. Anyway, several emails later, I asked them to either refund my money, or exchange them for another pair. This, they side stepped
and suggested that I send them back to Canon, which I did in the end. Anyway, Canon had them for around 3 weeks, and sent them back, having replaced the I.S. unit under warranty. The problem is still there and I am in the throes
of sending them back again.
If I had paid the full rrp for these bins I would be spitting nails and at over £1500 I consider them well overpriced. I would recommend anybody interested in buying a pair, to get them cheaper from Amazon. Not purely because of
the price, but for Amazon's no quibble after sales, just in case there is a problem. OK, I paid £750 for mine, which is half price. However, had everything been OK, I still think that this all they are worth. £750 is still a lot of money
to fork out for something that is not up to scratch. As for 'Middleton Banks' I won't deal with them again, nor will I recommend them.