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Reviewed by 57 customers
I bought these as a Christmas present for myself in late 2014. I have really liked them so far. I've used them for a little bit of bird-watching, some astronomy, and general sight-seeing. Excellent clarity, and I like the light weight, it makes them easy to hold.
Great glasses, optically very clear, very good focusing capability's , tough and durable, exceptional warranty service. Steiner's Guarantee is second to none. Thanks.
I bought these for are family to use my daughter loves them she's nine years old easily than any other blockers out there
From the durable finish to the "as advertised" auto focus these binoculars are top of the line. If you're looking for a great set of binoculars to use for hunting, fishing, or other activity, look no further. Crystal clear viewing at its finest, and at only 18 ounces you won't even notice them in your pocket or around your neck.
These binoculars are fairly lightweight for their size and quality. You can wear them all day using a third party harness and remain comfortable. Several people in our hunting party use these same binoculars. They are great in low light conditions early in the morning and late in the day.
These are great binoculars for the price. They are bright, sharp, and have great contrast . The small size is surprising until you look through them, then a new wide view opens up that is pleasantly surprising. I was used to large, heavy ones, so the small, light MM3!0's are perfect for hiking the mountains and desert!
Purchased Marine 8x30s at West Marine for work and sports viewing. Now I know what I've been missing using lesser glass. The light transmission and field of view really make a difference versus what I had been using. The sports focus is fantastic. Set it and forget it. Everyone who tries them can't believe the clarity. Overall a wonderful product at a reasonable price. Will not be my only pair of Steiners.
I purchased this 8x30 bino more than 2 years ago and have used it primarily at the range but also for sight seeing and some nature watching. I was a little worried that the fixed 8-power it offers would limit its utility. This is the clearest binoculars I have ever used. The quality of the optics is outstanding. Makes me want to get a 20-power version for use for long range spotting. What I and my friends finds the most amazing is the Auto Focus feature. It does not matter who uses it and what their vision might. It did not matter if they were near or far sighted. The binos provided clear, crisp focus and instantaneous transition between subjects near and far. This includes focusing on something at 10-yards to a measured 600+ yards without any detectable delay. I highly recommend this optic for most uses. The only "problem" I have ever had a problem is one or both of the attached objective lense caps seem to always find its way onto the objective on its own. So once in a while you will find yourself looking through the optic and not see anything. But other than this, I have no complaints.
15 years I have greatly enjoyed my Steiners,about a year ago the rubber began to soften and fall away.Why is this happening ?
SHARP AND CLEAR.A NICE PACKAGE TO HANDLE.
Q1: Are these auto focus? If yes, are there any disadvantages as opposed to adjustable binoculars? Are theses binoculars too powerful for viewing sports such as football, baseball, or basketball?
A: These are not "Auto-Focus" binoculars, but "Individual Focus". You adjust the diopter of each eyepiece to your vision and then they require no further adjustments. They are not too powerful for sporting events. In fact, an 8x binocular is typically the most recommended for stadium sports.
Q2: Are blue tinted objective lenses used in military service because of the little reflection produced? Do other tints create more visible reflection thus possible being seen by the enemy?
A: That is correct.
Q3: Are these binoculars suitable for use with glasses?
A: Absolutely, the measurement to keep in mind when buying binoculars and wearing glasses is called the eye relief. For comfortable viewing through the binocular while wearing glasses you will need an eye relief measurement of 15mm or greater. These have an eye relief of 20mm.
Q4: Is a reticle inside? Is the image color-neutral, or is a yellow or greenish tint visible?
A: These do not have a reticle, the Military R is the Steiner version that does. There is a slight greenish tint with these but it is almost imperceptible to the naked eye.
Q5: What is the minimum distance that these glasses may be focused?
A: The close focus works out to be approximately 10ft.
Q6: What do these weigh? Are these what I would want for a safari?
A: Steiner's 8x30 Military-Marine binoculars weigh 18 ounces. They're small and will do a nice job on a safari. Just make sure you focus each eyepiece at 50 yards before you set out, and you shouldn't have to mess with focusing again that day.
Q7: Could you give me a low light comparison of the 8x30 military marine, the 8x30 predator and the 8x30 safari?
A: Steiner's 8x30 Predator, Military/Marine and Safari binoculars have similar low-light capabilities, though the Predators and M/Ms are a tiny bit brighter because of the UV/Glare blocking coating on the Safaris.
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