Steiner ‘Spring Into Summer Rebate’

•April 4, 2012 • Leave a Comment

For a limited time, place an order with Binocular Specialists and receive up to $100 in rebates! Models that qualify for the rebate are listed below.

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395 7×50 Commander XP C $100
295 7×50 Commander XP $50
296 7×30 Commander XP $50
396 7×30 Commander XP C $50
3541 7×50 Navigator C $50
3531 7×50 Navigator $30
3551 7×30 Navigator C $30
3521 7×30 Navigator $30

Zeiss 8×45 T* RF

•June 16, 2011 • Leave a Comment

To meet the high standards and grueling demands of the serious game hunter, only the most exacting precision engineering of Victory RF binoculars will do. To maximize functionality, each versatile pair is packed with the essential features for the hunt: high-performance optics with a generous 45mm objective, digital Laser Rangefinder, Ballistic Information System-BIS™, and T* multi-coated lenses for unmatched vision. For anyone who considers hunting more than just a casual pastime, a pair of Victory RF binoculars are essential.

  • Laser range-finding
  • Ballistic Information System BIS
  • High-performance optics
  • LotuTec water-repellent coating
  • Self-illuminating LED display
  • Lightweight, rugged, fully-armored body
  • Waterproof, dust-proof, and fog-proof
  • Limited Lifetime Transferable Warranty

Magnification:   8x
Objective Diameter:   45 mm
Exit Pupil:   5.6 mm
Twilight Factor:   19.0
Field of View (ft/1000 yards):   375
Close Focus:   approx. 18 ft
Diopter Range:   +/- 3.5 dpt
Eye Relief:   16-15.5 mm
LotuTec®:   Yes
Nitrogen Filling:   Yes
Waterproof:   Yes
Height:   6.6 in
Width:   5.3 in
Weight (with battery):   35 oz
Laser Class:   1
Measuring Range (yards):   10-1300 yds
Accuracy Under 650 yds:   +/- 1 yd
Accuracy Over 650 yds:   +/- 0.5%
Measurement Time:   Approx. 1.5 sec., max (average)
Battery:   CR 2 (Lithium 3V)
Battery Life (68°F):   >10,000
Focus Type:   Center

Steiner 10×42 Merlin Binoculars

•June 4, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Power, with exceptional brightness. Smooth, precise center focusing offers fast details at varying distances. Recommended mostly for distance glassing such as shorebirds, hawks, falcons, eagles. Also good for getting extraordinary close-up views at feeders and nesting, while maintaining good distance so not to spook wildlife. For the hunter, the 10×42 Merlin is ideally suited for most North America big game.

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Steiner 10x42 Merlin Binoculars

Dimensions (inches):   6.4L x 5.2W x 2.2H
Weight:   27 ounces
Shockproof:   11 G
Focus Type:   Center
Close Focus:   7.9 feet
Eye relief:   16 millimeters
Field of view:   300 feet @ 1,000 yards
Warranty:   10 year
Special Note:   None

Binocular Definitions

•May 14, 2011 • Leave a Comment

The enlargement of an object as viewed through a binocular. Higher magnification means less brightness, shorter depth of field, narrower field of view and harder to hold steady. Magnification represents the first number in the binocular description. i.e. a 7×50 binocular has a magnification of 7x. Steiner has objective lenses available in 6x, 7x, 8x, 8.5x, 10x, 10.5x, 12x, 15x and 20x.

Objective Lens (Width)
The diameter of the front lens, measured in millimeters. The objective lens produces the image, creates the initial focal point, inverts the image and creates the exit pupil. By doubling the objective size, it quadruples the brightness and doubles its ability to resolve images sharply. Objective lens represents the second number in the binocular description. i.e. a 7×50 binocular has an objective lens of 50mm. Steiner’s objective lenses range from 22mm to 80mm.

Field of View (F.O.V.)
The width of the area you see from left to right when looking through the binoculars. Field of view is generally expressed at a distance of 1,000 yards.

One surface of one or more lenses has received a coating.

Fully Coated
All lens surfaces are coated.

One or more surfaces are multi-layer coated.

Fully Multi Coated
All lens surfaces are multi-layer coated.

Center Focus
Center focus allows the user to get closer to the object they are viewing. These binoculars are adjusted by focusing the center wheel.

Auto-Focus/Individual Focus (IF)
Once focus is set by setting each diopter to your eyes, images will always be sharp from 20 yards to infinity and no further adjustment will be needed. There is no focus wheel on Auto-focus binoculars.

Eye Relief
Eye relief is the distance from the eyepiece to your eye while still allowing the full field of view to be seen. Generally eyeglass and sunglass wearers need at least 15mm to 20mm of eye relief.

Exit Pupil
The exit pupil is the measurement of the size of the beam of light which is transmitted through the binocular and back to the eye. It is calculated by dividing the magnification into the objective lens diameter.

Twilight Factor
The amount of detail that can be seen in low light situations. It is calculated by taking the square root of the magnification times the objective lens.

Prisms Systems
Corrects the inverted and reversed image and allows the binocular to be shorter. There are two types of prisms – Roof (center fast focus) and Porro (sports auto focus).

Roof Prism
Features straight, streamlined barrels. High precision tolerances make premium quality roofs more expensive. Roof prisms are more compact and have a closer focus.

Porro Prism
Features offset barrels, wide field of view, and excellent image quality. Porro prisms are more rugged and have a wider field of view.

The focus system that allows for the slight difference between the right and left eye of the user. Steiner’s diopter adjustment is on the left eye piece on roof prism only.

360 Degree Product View

•May 11, 2011 • Leave a Comment

At, we strive to provide out customers with as much information as possible about the high quality optics that we carry. This improves the shopping experience and allows the customer to make the best purchase for his/her needs. Not only do we provide information in the form of specifications, dimensions, etc.; we provide visual information in the form of our new 360 degree view. Take a look at our products from any angle to insure you are getting exactly what you want.

Zeiss MiniQuick 5×10 Monocular

•May 10, 2011 • Leave a Comment

As small and light as a fountain pen, the MiniQuick clips easily to shirt pockets and rewards the viewer with an impressive field of view, easily seen with or without eyeglasses. ZEISS monoculars offer stunning image quality and large fields of view in a sleek and elegant profile. And all ZEISS monoculars feature patented T* anti-reflective multi-coating and non-slip housing.

Zeiss MiniQuick 522010

Zeiss MiniQuick 52 20 10

Magnification:   5x
Objective Diameter:   10 mm
Exit Pupil:   2.0 mm
Twilight Factor:   7.0
Field of View (ft/1000 yards):   300
Close Focus:   13.12 ft
Diopter Range:   > +/- 4.0 dpt
Eye Relief:   16.5 mm
Water Resistant:   Sealed against spray water
Functional Temperature Range:   -4/+104°F
Height:   4.45 in
Weight:   0.81 oz

Steiner 10×50 Police

•May 6, 2011 • Leave a Comment

If you need an extra step-up in power with the same attention to detail and brightness as the 7×50 Police, look no further. Built to the same specifications for ruggedness and waterproofing, the 10×50 Police will deliver bright images in all conditions and the added power to identify suspects or clearly read hazardous material placards at a distance. BAK 4 prisms ensure optimal brightness and clarity in all light conditions, and the Porro prism binoculars are in instant focus once adjusted for the user’s eyes. No additional adjustment is necessary when scanning a landscape from 20 yards to infinity. The Police binoculars feature handsome black color rubber armoring with bold “POLICE” lettering giving them an official look that sets them apart from Steiner’s military and civilian models.

Steiner 10x50 Police Binocular

Dimensions (inches):   5.2L x 8.2W x 2.8H
Weight:   36 ounces
Shockproof:   11 G
Focus Type:   Auto
Close Focus:   20 feet
Eye relief:   16 millimeters
Field of view:   300 feet @ 1,000 yards
Warranty:   10 year