Review of Steiner’s Military/Marine 8X30 Binoculars

The 8×30 Steiner binocular is a majorly professional binocular that is created by incorporating new technologies to improve optical viewing. The manufacturer’s main focus is to make the binocular to provide high-quality optics under any weather conditions.

Steiner makes that all its products are tested extensively to ensure that they offer the best quality products that are serviceable for multiple lifetimes.

The 8×30 Military-Marine mainly used by hunters, sports enthusiasts, and environmentalists.

When it comes to choosing binoculars that best suit your needs, there are some common elements that you should look out for. These include its design, features, optics and viewing, overall usability, and field of view.

Review

Product Features:

  • Weighs 17 ounces
  • Length: 11.7 cm, Width: 17.3 cm, Height: 6.1cm
  • Has a 360 feet field of view at 1000 yards
  • 8x magnification, with a 20mm eye relief and 30mm objective lens
  • Has a Traditional Porro Prism design
  • Optics are fully multi-coated
  • Auto-Focus System
  • It is O-Ring Sealed making it waterproof and fog-resistant
  • Has Fold-Down eyecups made of rubber
  • Its Chassis is made of Makrolon Polycarbonate
  • Has a Shock-Resistant Floating Prism System
  • The NBR Synthetic Housing made of Rubber Armor is long lasting

Image Quality

The auto-focus feature helps keep the images sharp therefore one is able to track moving objects. The 8×30 binoculars provide an amazing field of view while observing at a long range of 100 to 1000 yards. The 8×30 also operates well at an average range; as close as 20 yards.

The lenses are multi-coated and provide a consistent level of clarity and brightness. This helps with preventing ruinous glares and fogging.

Portability

The Steiner marine 8×30 is compactly shaped and is not really a burden to carry around; it only weighs 18 ounces and it’s therefore really portable.

Basically, these binoculars are easy to handle and transport. The housing is not as heavy as it is in other models and all the while, doesn’t compromise on protection.

Construction

The Steiner’s 8×30 Marine set is built like a tank. Its rubber-armored housing is rugged and takes any abuse outdoors.

They’re sturdy without compromising on weight, size, and comfort. All its components hold their position and are built to last without constant repairs.

If you wear glasses, the long eye relief is a feature that will come in handy when you need to adjust it to fit your face. It is also weather resistant which provides protection from fog and rain.

Optics and Viewing

When buying a set of binoculars, look out for its magnification power and the size of the lens. Both are represented together with the mane of the binoculars e.g. in 8×30, the first number represents the power (the number of times that the view is magnified) while the second number represents the width of the objective lens in millimeters.

Higher levels of magnification are recommended for observing objects that are in a far away distance; where a large field of vision is not mandatory.

Also, consider the brightness and lighting. Larger lenses are able to capture more light and vice versa. A higher power will give brighter images which is really important when it comes to places with low light.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Very compact
  • Has a wide field of view
  • Fantastic autofocus
  • Its construction ensures legendary durability
  • The long eye relief design puts into consideration those who use glasses
  • It is rainproof and fog resistant as well
  • Sharp images that are crystal clear
  • Has a lifetime warranty
  • Comes with accessories such as a carry case, objective lens covers, and lens protection caps.

Cons

  • Its magnification power is a bit low
  • It doesn’t have a tripod

 

Conclusion

The 8×30 has proven to be one of the great inventions due to its wide range of features. It is popular among people on safari, military, hunting, wildlife spotting and marine applications. They are the most recommended for exploring nature and wildlife.

Steiner Marine 8×30 is a solid and tough kit that offers legendary compactness to its users. It is also fog and rainproof. On top of that, the binoculars have good magnification power for use from a variety of settings ranging from mountaintops to deep canyons.

I really hope that this article was helpful in guiding you on the best binoculars that suit all your needs.