Steiner 8x30 Military-Marine Binoculars

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  • $249.99
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  • Fully multi-coated German optics provide second-to-none light transmission.
  • Classic porro prism design produces 3-dimensional depth-perception & a massive field-of-view.
  • Individual eye focus allows you to set the focus only once to avoid chasing focus on moving objects.
  • Floating prism system uses a flexible lens mount to absorb severe shock & impact.
  • 8x magnification with a wide field of view of 360 feet at 1000 yards.
  • Nitrogen-injected resists water/fog up to 16 feet.
  • Steiner Heritage™ Lifetime Warranty.
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  • Description

    There are times and places where only the sharpest, toughest, most reliable optics will do.  The Steiner 8x30 Military Marine Binoculars are those optics.  Because one blurry image, one costly mistake, could be a disaster – and one bright, clear view could give you a life-changing advantage. These elite mission-worthy optics will give you that edge.  The traits that earn Steiner Binoculars such respect in combat – incredible toughness, exceptional clarity and reliable optical performance – are found in the civilian STEINER Military-Marine® Series. And, they feature Steiner’s Sports-Auto-Focus™ system for crisp, sharp images near and far without constant adjustment. Just set the focus to your eyes once, and you’ll have a constant, clear view of objects from 20 yards to infinity.  Light and easy to handle, with bright images and a wide field of view for steady viewing, even on the move.


    • Porro-Prism Design - A favorite of boaters due to it's wide, long depth of field.   
    • Indivdual-Eye Focus - Custom focus each ocular & maintain focus from 65 feet to infinity.  
    • High Contrast (CAT) - Specially coated optics provie the highest light transmission, edge to edge.
    • Advanced UV - High-contrast coatings provide optimal performance, espcially around water.
    • ClicLoc System - Attaches & releases your neck-strap instantly with the push of a button.
    • N-2 Injection System - Seals in nitrogen for water and fog-proof clarity in all conditions.  
    • Makolon® Housing - Durable NBR poly-carbonate chasis can withstand 11G's of impact.
    • Fold Down Eyecups - Cuts out stray-light and provides comfort for eye/sunglass wearers.
    • 8x Magnification - Mission worthy that provides steady viewing and a wide field-of-view.  
    • Floating Prism Design - Uses flexible silicon lens mount to absorb severe shock & impact.
    • Compact Design - Easy to carry & shifts balance to the palms for comfortable viewing.
    • NBR Rubber Armoring - Durable & noiseless to ensure secure grip in all conditions.
    • Heritage Lifetime Warranty -  No fault, tranfsferable warranty.  

    Steiner Heritage Warranty - For The Life Of The Product

    For the lifetime of the product, Steiner will repair or replace the product at no charge to you if it becomes damaged or defective for any reason other than theft or deliberate misuse.  No warranty card or receipt is ever needed and the warranty is fully transferable.   

    The Steiner Heritage™ Warranty means Steiner stand behind their products.  Over half a century of experience building rugged and reliable, mil-spec product and supplying them to armed forces all around the world allows Steiner to have this kind of confidence.  Steiner is totally committed to the very highest standards of quality, dependability, and most of all customer satisfaction, and the Steiner Heritage™ Warranty assures you of that commitment.

    History of Steiner

    For Steiner, superb performance and bone-deep tenacity was born in the ruin of war.  In 1947, in the face of demolished infrastructures and a collapsed economy, Karl Steiner started a one-man workshop in Bayreuth, Germany, obsessed with a single goal: creating optical products so functional, sturdy and uniformly flawless that nothing in the chaotic, mass-production post-war world could compare.  His passion for unmatched optical perfection pushed Steiner-Optik from a hardscrabble startup to a 50-man factory within six years, and on to become a worldwide optical icon with binoculars and rifle scopes for every purpose, a history of innovation, and legions of die hard enthusiasts in every category.

    These premium German optics are now available in 65 countries, prized by sportsmen and spectators, birders and mariners, aviators and explorers, and deployed by security and military forces around the globe.  The research, development and production site in Bayreuth is arguably the most advanced optical facility on earth.  Steiner world-class lenses, coatings and prisms are created, perfected and produced in Germany, enduring the most exhaustive production, inspection, testing and approval process in the industry – lenses alone go through 460 exacting steps.  Finished lenses, crafted and uniquely multi-coated for specific purposes, are assembled into specialized binoculars and rifle scopes, then inspected, tested and approved again.  Once past final inspection, each and every Steiner optic provides the most reliable, accurate and satisfying viewing experience in its category, bar none, period.

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    What's Included

    Military Marine 8x30 Binoculars, Case, Rainguard, Neck Strap, Objective Caps

  • Dimensions & Specifications



    Objective Lens Diameter:

    30 mm

    Field of View:

    360 ft @ 1000 yards

    Angle of View:


    Exit Pupil:

    3.7 mm

    Close Focus:

    20 yards



    Twilight Factor:


    Optics System:

    High Contrast

    Focus System:

    Sports Auto Focus


    Mil Ranging



    Rubber Armoring:

    NBR Long Life


    4.2" x 6.7" x 2.2"


    17.1 ounces


    Steiner Heritage Lifetime Warranty

  • Product Guarantee

    We stand behind all the products we sell, and your satisfaction is our top priority. If you're not satisfied with the quality of your purchase, simply send the item back to us in its original packaging within 30 days of its delivery.

    Manufacturer Warranty

    For the lifetime of the product, Steiner will repair or replace the product at no charge to you if it becomes damaged or defective for any reason other than theft or deliberate misuse.

    Return & Exchange Policy

    At our site, returns are easy! You may return new, unused, and resalable items for a refund or exchange. Simply ensure that the item is returned in its original product packaging within 30 days of delivery.

Customer Q&A

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  • Q1: 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.

  • Q2: 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.

  • 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: 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.

  • Q5: 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.

  • 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: What is the minimum distance that these glasses may be focused?

    A: The close focus works out to be approximately 10ft.

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