First Look at the Steiner 8×30 Military Marine Binoculars
Some of our bird watching friends have spent large sums of money for high end field glasses that cost well over a grand. As a result, they treat these binoculars with extreme care. They won’t carry them just anywhere. Like when the viewing spot requires any climbing, tight squeezes, or rock-hopping across a stream. With the first sign of inclement weather, their babies go back in the bag. Who needs that? Steiner makes binoculars for the military who are not known for delicate handling of equipment. And now they’ve released the Steiner 8×30 Military Marine binoculars. They’re modeled after military-issue Steiners, and perfect for bird watchers who want a durable, high quality set of lenses.
Focus on Features
These binoculars are built to take some punishment. whether bumps and bangs that come from getting into perfect position, or the cold and moisture that comes with pursuing visual prey in all kinds of climactic conditions. Rainproof construction and a tough poly-resin body insure the internal lens components will be able to do their thing unimpeded.
And their thing is to deliver high quality optical characteristics usually found in models that cost 2 to 5 times more. Coated lenses do a great job of gathering light and turning the scene into crisp, high resolution images. Even when tracking moving wildlife. Good light gathering will extend your viewing time well beyond sunset. So, you’ll be able to get started a good bit before sunrise when those loons are welcoming the dawn with their wild calls.
The Sports Auto Focus feature allows sharp, briliant 3D images from 20yds to infinity without refocusing. A Floating Prism system absorbs severe shock and abuse without damage.
The MAKROLON polycarbonate housing with NBR rubber armoring can withstand 11 Gs of abuse and keep delivering top of the line optical performance. So, this is a pair you’ll be keeping for a LONG time!
The Big Picture
The Steiner 8×30 Military Marine binoculars are not cheap — costing more than most basic models. But still far less than some. And they are not cheaply made. Steiner includes their best components in this set. So the color, contrast, and resolution quality of the images is exceptional. Best in class depth of field. That means you won’t have to refocus as often. Housing these components in a military-grade body that is tough and durable. They are also easy to focus and adjust. They earned their stripes in the military. They’ll earn your respect on the first trip out.
Click the pic below to see the Steiner 8×30 Military Marine binoculars on Amazon.com.
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