Steiner 8x42 HX Binoculars

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  • NEW! Hydrophobic coating creates a lens surface so smooth that fingerprints are repelled.
  • Fully multi-coated optics and new lens coatings provide the brightest images available.
  • Makrolon housing is impervious to to any conditions for generations of trusted use.
  • New frame design makes the HX series easier to grip & more comfortable to hold.
  • 8x magnification with a wide field of view of 377 feet at 1000 yards.
  • Enjoy an incredible close focus of only 6 feet.
  • Steiner Heritage™ Lifetime Warranty.
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  • Description

    Choose your challenge, there is nothing the Steiner 8x42 HX Binoculars can't handle.  From dark woods to sunlit mountains, lowland bogs to the high tree tops, new optical coatings and frame designs promise brighter, clearer images, extended field of view, easier handling, and Steiner toughness to bring more memories to your adventure.  Small enough for effortless carry, with a wide field to sweep distant terrain and put you on game faster. 8x magnification brings wildlife close and clear: perfect for bow hunting or eastern whitetail hunting where game is active at dawn and dusk.  With the innovative HX Series, you’ve got a new arsenal of optics to match your style and quarry. The high-precision roof prism design, advanced lens coatings, ergonomic rubber-armored polycarb frames, and four specific-performance models let you focus on your individual adventure like never before.

      Features:

      • New Frame Design - Extremely easy to grip adds comfort for extended scouting.  
      • Center Focus System - Central focusing wheel is precise, quiet, & requires minimal rotation.
      • High Contrast - Specially coated optics provie the highest light transmission, edge to edge.
      • 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.
      • 6 ft Close Focus - Allows you to see incredible detail only feet in front of you.   
      • Ergonomic Eyecups - Cuts out stray-light and provides comfort for eye/sunglass wearers.
      • 8x Magnification - A nature-lovers favorite provides steady viewing and a wide field-of-view.  
      • 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.

      Supplier SKU

      2014

      What's Included

      HX 8x42 Binoculars, Case, Rainguard, Neck Strap, Objective Caps

    • Dimensions & Specifications

      Magnification:

      8x

      Lens Diameter:

      42 mm

      Field of View:

      377 ft @ 1000 yards

      Close Focus:

      6 feet

      Exit Pupil:

      5.25

      Luminosity:

      27.6

      Twilight Factor:

      18.3

      Focus System:

      Fast Close Focus

      Dimensions:

      5.8" x 4.9" x 2.6"

      Weight:

      27.7 ounces

      Warranty:

      Steiner Lifetime Heritage

    • 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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