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Steiner 7x50mm Commander XP with Compass Binoculars

Item# BCO141

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Objective Lens Covers, Rain Guard, Protective Case, Neck Strap, Cleaning Cloth, User Manual, Warranty Card


Steiner 7x50 Commander XP with Compass Binoculars


The most important innovation in the Commander XP are the XP Optics; a new high definition, broad band optical formula that features record setting light transmission for times in the dark and clear, sharp, high contrast and comfortable images in daylight.


In addition to the XP Optics, is a new high-tech optical coating on both the objective and eyepieces called "NANO Protection". This new coating repels water and moisture off the lenses leaving them clear of water or moisture. Like windshield wipers for your binoculars, you won't ever have to wipe them clean of moisture. The secret lies in a unique permanent molecular bonding substance that makes the lenses so smooth, that absolutely nothing adheres to them.


You sail along the coast and see in your map the height of a lighthouse in front of you is 40 m. You find the lighthouse and the number scale of the reticle show a current height of 20 meters. The distance to be calculated is the actual size, 40 m in our example, divided by the read size, 20 m in our example, multiplied by 1000. 40 m / 20 = 2 x 1,000 = 2,000 m. Thus, the lighthouse is at a distance of 2,000 m.


A second example for the horizontal scale: You see a port entrance in front of you. You know it is 80m wide. Now you apply the portside light of the harbor on the left side of your reticle and read for the starboard side light a value of 60. The distance to be calculated is the actual size, 80 m in our example, divided by the read size, 60 m in our example, multiplied by 1,000. 80 m / 60 = 1,3 x 1,000 = 1,300 m. Thus, the lighthouse is at a distance of 1,300 m.


7x50 Advantage — The 7x magnification and larger 50mm objective is the standard for marine binoculars. It produces a wide field of view making it easy to track other boats, navigation buoys and bridge numbers even in rough water. The larger image also reduces the need for stabilized images.  The 50mm objective gathers a lot of light making it possible to see more detail in low light. You can even find your way into a harbor after dark to find a slip or moorage if there is some ambient light.


High Definition XP optics – Incorporates the finest index-matched glass and coatings using rare-earth formulations of titanium, fluorite and other mineral substrates for not only a first-class light transmission and a remarkable brightness. The images are sharp edge to edge of the field of view. High-resolution images are guaranteed, even under the worst weather conditions, in poor light or at the onset of dusk.


Nano-Protection® - This is a hydrophobic or water resistant lens coating that causes moisture and water to sheet off the lenses. It protects the lenses from the abrasive effects of saltwater, dirt and oils.  In addition to ensuring a clear view under adverse conditions, lens cleaning is considerably easy because hard-to-remove dirt and fingerprints just wipe. The coatings are very durable and will last for years.


Memory-Ocular – A special ring on the ocular lenses make it easy to remember and return to your personal settings. Set the indicators to your setting on the Sport-Auto Focus and it’s easy to dial them in, even if someone else on the boat has been using them.


Floating Neck Strap – A high quality, floating strap is standard on all Commander XP binos. It provides enough buoyancy to keep the binos afloat if they are accidently dropped overboard.


ClicLoc Exchangeable Eyecups – The eyecups can be easily exchanged depending upon your personal preference or use. There are three styles of ClicLoc exchangeable eyecups:  the ergonomic eyecups (which come standard with every bino) that reduce incidental side light; the cylindrical style that is suitable for everyday use; and a low profile that is best for those wearing glasses or sunglasses that will maximize their field of view.


Common Features/Benefits


Floating Prism Lens System – The prisms have a “floating prism mountg’ that is fixes the prism in place with a durable, flexible silicon material. The binoculars can be dropped from a height of 6’ and the lens mount will absorb the shock without any damage. These binoculars will stand up to the hardest use and abuse you can put them through in a marine environment.


Steiner Sports Auto Focus System — Simple to use, even with one hand. Each ocular lens is focused individually for razor sharp images. Once adjusted to your eyes, everything will be sharp and clear from 20 yards to infinity. Allows one-hand use so you can keep a steady grip on the tiller or helm.


NBR Armoring — In a pitching boat there is a greater chance for optics to be bounced around, dropped or exposed to saltwater, UV rays, oils, fuels, sun tan lotion and other chemicals. The NBR armoring is formulated to be resistance to all the above. It also protects the chassis and lenses, reduces noise and provides a sure grip in wet weather and a comfortable one in heat or cold.


Rain Protection Cap — Standard equipment includes rain protection caps for the ocular lenses and objective lenses.


ClicLoc System — Sometimes a neck strap is just in the way. Attaching and removing the neck strap is a snap with the push-button release system. The locks are positioned so that the binos always hang straight and not at an angle.


Quality Carrying Case - A padded carrying case make it easy to safely store your binoculars when not in use.


Makrolon Housing — Only Steiner offers a polycarbonate chassis that is extremely durable, impervious to rust, oils, acids and all the abuse that years of hunting can bring. It will withstand 5 Gs of force and not crack or break.


Nitrogen Pressure System — Steiner uses a vacuum to remove all oxygen and moisture from the binocular then uses pressure to fill the lens barrels with nitrogen so the binocular will never fog up. Extreme temperature swings from freezing cold to desert heat will not cause condensation to form.


Waterproof to 30 ft. — The binoculars are built to withstand complete immersion to a depth of 30 ft.  Special sealing technologies make it possible. No dust, no dirt and no humidity can penetrate into the binoculars.


About Steiner
From its humble, post-WWII beginnings, Steiner has become one of the largest manufacturers of high-quality optics. Optics pioneer Karl Steiner established Steiner Optik GmbH in 1947, offering products from small cameras to binoculars and special lenses. As the company grew, it increasingly focused its production on professional high-quality binoculars. Steiner innovations include rubber armoring, the first binoculars ever with an integrated compass, the first binocular with special optical coating to protect against harmful UV radiation, the pocket-size binocular, and the new Predator lens coating to increase contrast of animals against wooded backgrounds.


Today, Karl Steiner's son Carl continues to strengthen and develop the company's position as a world leader in binocular production, utilizing the highest level of technology and setting high standards for future products with all binocular manufacturers. Steiner is located in Moorestown, N.J.

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Dimensions & Specifications


8.1 x 6.2 x 3.8


39 oz.


Full Size Binoculars

Eye Relief





Compass , Waterproof




+/- 5 diopter adjustment



Objective Lens Diameter


Field of View at 1000 Yards

392 ft.

Angular Field of View

7.5 Degrees

Exit Pupil


Focus Type

Individual Focus

Close Focusing Distance

20 ft.

Tripod Adaptable


Lens Coating

Fully Multi-Coated

Prism Type

Porro Prism Binoculars

Prism Glass



Roll Down

Interpupillary Distance


Twilight Factor


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Thirty Years of Perfection

By HAwgdriv3r

from Dothan, Alabama

About Me Avid Adventurer


  • Close Focus
  • Compact
  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction
  • Waterproof
  • Works Well With Glasses


  • no cons

Best Uses

  • Hunting
  • Sailing Beach Scamnning

Comments about Steiner 7x50 Commander XP with Compass Binoculars:

I proudly purchased a pair of Steiner Commander Binocs in 1983 while stationed in Bavaria. They were ordered directly from the plant in Bayreuth,Germany. I have used them in Alabama, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Germany, Bristish Virgin Islands, Saudi Arabia and Florida. If there is a description of Perfection , it would have to define my Steiner Binocul;ars. Beleve it or not the battery in the Compass light has never been changed and works as good as the first day I bought them in 1983.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


Steiner buys Steiner


from Richmond Hill, Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer


  • Quality Lenses
  • Strong Construction


    Best Uses

    • Bird Watching
    • Hunting
    • Sporting Events/Concerts
    • Wildlife Viewing

    Comments about Steiner 7x50 Commander XP with Compass Binoculars:

    Fantastic Binoculars and not just because my last name is Steiner. One quirk; however, each Steiner is made for a specific location. I bought a Zone 2 calibrated compass made for US and I actually need a Zone 1 calibrated compass for Canada. The compass is therefore off and you cannot calibrate it yourself. It would be a pain and extra cost to have it sent back to re-calibrate. Make sure that before you buy you request and are aware of the zone that you need for this binocular. Otherwise, the binocular itself is pure heaven.Jeff Steinerjeffsteiner13[@]

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Best marine bino I have ever looked trough

    By Frank

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Steiner 7x50 Commander XP with Compass Binoculars:

    I had the opportunity to try the new Commander XP in Europe last fall. Our skipper had one when we did a sailing trip at night in Croatia. We were all blown away by its light performance as we could see all the little islands even with the skies being overcast. I had owned several Steiners before, but this is by far the best one I had ever looked trough. Looking through them at night actually appears to make everything brighter and you see a lot more than with your bare eyes.

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