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Steiner Observer 8x42 Full Size Binoculars

SKU STE-2313
by Steiner
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Original price £325.00
Original price £325.00 - Original price £325.00
Original price £325.00
Current price £299.95
£299.95 - £299.95
Current price £299.95

The Steiner Observer 8x42 binoculars from the new Observer series are meticulously designed to excel in any situation and conquer all conditions. Crafted with precision, these full-size binoculars combine lightweight construction with ergonomic comfort, delivering an exceptional viewing experience. Whether you’re observing wildlife, attending sporting events, or exploring the great outdoors, the Observer 8x42 ensures bright, razor-sharp images and an expansive field of view.

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High-Contrast Optics: The Observer 8x42 delivers brilliant, high-contrast images with natural colour reproduction. From distant vistas to close-up details (as close as 2 metres), these binoculars provide an immersive 3D viewing experience.

Extreme Robustness: Built to withstand the elements, the Observer 8x42 features a durable housing that remains functional in temperatures ranging from -15°C to +55°C. Its non-slip NBR long-life rubber armour resists oil, acid, and weather influences, ensuring reliable performance in challenging environments.

Fast-Close-Focus: The centre drive allows for minimal, stepless focusing, ensuring absolute sharpness from close-up subjects to infinity. Whether tracking birds in flight or observing distant landscapes, the Observer 8x42 provides effortless and precise focusing.

Lightweight Roof Edge Design: The reduced volume of the roof edge design enhances comfort during extended observations. Say goodbye to interference and enjoy uninterrupted views.

Nitrogen Filled: The Observer 8x42 is nitrogen-filled to prevent internal fogging, making it suitable for all weather conditions. (Note: Nitrogen filling is exclusive to the Observer 8x56 model.)

Cylindrical Rotating Eyecups: The soft, skin-friendly, age-resistant silicone eyecups ensure a comfortable fit for users of all ages. Adjust them effortlessly to find the perfect eye relief.

Extensive Accessories: Your Observer 8x42 comes complete with a high-quality bag, neoprene carrying strap, rain protection cover, and lens protection caps. Whether you’re on a nature hike or attending a concert, these accessories enhance convenience and protection.


Optical Features:
Magnification: 8x
Lens Diameter: 42 mm
Exit Pupil: 5.3 mm
Light Intensity: 27.56
Twilight Factor: 18.33
Field of View at 1000m: 116 m
AP Distance: 17 mm
Eye Distance: 56-74 mm
Diopter Range: +/- 4 dpt

Function & Equipment:
High-Performance Optics with STEINER High-Contrast Optik
Focusing System: Fast-Close-Focus
Close Focus Range: 2 m
Functional Area: -15°C to +55°C
Waterproofness: Yes (IPX4)
Eyecups: Cylindrical Rotation Eyecups
Rubber Armouring: NBR-Longlife
Belt Connection: Standard

General Features & Accessories:
Width: 128 mm
Height: 158 mm
Depth: 65 mm
Weight: 716 g
Carrying Strap: Standard
Lens Protection Flaps: Yes
Rain Cover: Yes
Bag: Yes
Warranty: 10 years

Whats In the Box?

Steiner Observer 8x42 Full Size Binoculars
Carrying strap
Lens protection flaps
Rain cover


10-Year Steiner warranty


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