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Steiner Navigator Pro 7x30 marine binoculars - Extremely rugged, sharp images, 5m water proof - Outstanding viewing quality for beginners and professionals, Blue

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It speaks volumes about our education system in my view that Steiner for many, many years has been able to sell binoculars with an alleged “sports auto focus” system that is a pure marketing gag. As they are less complicated and thus easier and probably also cheaper to make than twist-up eye-cups, this type of eyecup is often found on cheap binoculars, and as such these low-quality cups (often with very little eye-relief) tend to offer a poor user experience. The porro prism Navigator Pro Series is the choice for recreational boaters, weekend anglers and hobby sailors.

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. So for me, the 7x power on these Steiner binoculars was a good choice and I would say that on the water is generally a good compromise between image detail and steadiness.

You can also read more on Anti-Reflection Lens Coatings here, but essentially these coatings ensure that as little light as possible gets reflected in unwanted directions and away from each of the lenses and so increases the amount of light gets transmitted right through the instrument and onto your eyes. seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat. In addition, the binoculars can be easily grabbed and held with one hand to always ensure a safe navigation. Please complete the form below for a quote - Please be as accurate as possible to help us give an accurate quote. It enables users wearing glasses to view the entire field of view as the binocular image is projected further out of the exit pupil.

Of all the binoculars I've tried, it had the most inner reflections by far, to the point that it was really annoying, both night and day. Indeed the only times I wished I could focus at a closer range was to observe things like the dragonflies and dropwings that would often land on our canoe. In addition, these Steiner binoculars always have razor-sharp images from 128 metres to infinity thanks to the Auto-Focus system, without the need to refocus. mp Whether you're an avid birdwatcher, outdoor enthusiast, or just love exploring the details of the world around you, our discounted optics are your perfect companion.With high clarity, wide field of view and a natural well balanced image (true to life colour due to multi coated lenses). Just from this type of body shape, it is obvious that these Steiner Navigator Pro 7x30 binoculars and indeed all their marine binoculars have Porro prisms inside of them to correct the inverted image created by the lenses. Thanks to the 2-way valve technology, maintenance of the binoculars is possible at any time, even after many years. Having said all that, for me and how I used them the FOV was plenty wide enough and I never had an issue with being able to quickly locate and then follow small fast-moving birds (like a kingfisher) on the bank of the river from the kayak. Its view is essentially the same, and its mechanical/ergonomic package is of a very high, modern standard.

I guess you would include the relatively long minimum focus distance as a weakness of this type of instrument that does not have a single focusing mechanism and so if you need to observe objects from close range, this will not be the binocular for you. No I don't have an Action 7x35, I wouldn't mind trying one of them though or maybe the new Aculon version. This version of the Navigator is also a downgraded version of Steiner's same size Commander marine binocular. The cylindrical silicone eyecups offer the user excellent viewing comfort and reliable protection from stray light and wind from the side. The carry case is well made and well padded, but other than that it is pretty basic and lacks any extra pockets or a belt loop.And it is a pity, because I agree that there are very few 7x30/32, a format I would die for, if it was presented in contemporary, convenient quality optics. Its image is not as contrasty, bright and brilliant as the Commander's (the reason for the lower brightness: lower quality of the AR coatings, reflections on the objective lens surfaces are clearly brighter than in the Commander) and it has less FOV, but the Navigator costs less than half than the Commander. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.

The Steiner Navigator Pro is thereby always sharp from 20m to infinity thanks to the Sports Auto Focus system. As well as enabling better views in spray/rain, cleaning the glass is easier because of these coatings. This includes the interpupillary distance, which differs from person to person and can be adjusted accordingly. Indeed at this extreme, I would found it to be about 1 meter, however, this can still be very useful if you sometimes need to focus on something fairly close by. It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread.Likewise and so long as you don't need a very short minimum focus distance or indeed need a lot of detail at a long-range, I feel these Steiner Navigator Pro's can more than hold their own as an all-round wildlife and general use instrument.

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