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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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Caused by chromatic aberrations, color fringing is generally more difficult to control with high magnifications, so even though the Steiner Navigator Pro 7x30 Binoculars does not have ED glass (which is designed to reduce chromatic aberrations), the level of observable color fringing, even under extremes like viewing a black telephone wire against a bright blue, sunlit sky only showed very little amounts which is impressive and they compare very favorably even against the very best in this area. This extended field of view makes it easier to navigate safely when entering a harbor or in similar narrow environments such as when passing a bridge.

The Navigator 7x30’s boast 30mm objective lenses and a 7x magnification which provide a bright image with outstanding contrast and sharp detail even in near-darkness. The compass is backlit for easy viewing in all lighting conditions and the brightness adjustment is easily made, even while holding the binoculars one-handed. Special rubber coating texture The new wave-like rubber coating texture significantly improves the grip on the binoculars and the handling comfort. Obviously designed with watery environments in mind I feel these Steiner Navigator Pro 7x30 binoculars can also be used in a wide variety of other applications that do not necessarily include water. Firstly the moderate 7x power helps make it much easier to keep the image steady and shake-free with a lower magnification, which on the unsteady platform of a boat or yacht on the water is of great importance.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 image remains sharp and in focus from the center of the view right to the edges and they show almost zero image softening at the edge of the view. I own several Commander models, both in 7x30 and 7x50, since many years and like them very much, despite the fact that their “Sports Auto Focus” label proudly printed on the binoculars is an insult to any halfway critical thinker.

Strap Steiner does make some excellent floating neck staps designed for marine uses and one that is designed to work with these Navigator Pro 7x30 binoculars (Item Number 76800004).

Each ocular is individually focused for precise customization for each user and will maintain that focus from 65′ to infinity, so users can concentrate on the views, not re-focusing. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. The Steiner Navigator Pro 7x30 is a very strong light telescope with a large pupil, which makes the viewer virtually 24 hours useful.

This compact model is equipped with 30mm objective lenses and 7x magnification which provides a steady view in rough seas, with a bright image guaranteed and excellent contrast and sharp detail. Thanks to the nitrogen filling, the binoculars are resistant to temperatures between -20°C and +60°C and resistant to moisture ingress. As well as this, I know from a tour of their factory, that Steiner uses excellent quality glass (either Hoya from Japan or Schott in Germany) on all their higher-end instruments and so this combined with the knowledge that all the lenses along the whole optical pathway on the Navigator pro have multiple layers of anti-reflection coatings applied to them (fully multi-coated) meant it was no surprise to find that the image brightness, in general, and especially in the good to average light conditions that we mostly experienced on our trip was excellent. From my canoe, I spent a lot of time birding, be that waders like wagtails on the bank, birds on the water like ducks, swifts in the many cliffs faces we passed and then smaller fast-moving birds like kingfishers as well as larger raptors like the buzzards we get in this part of France.

Throuh durable polycarbonate Makrolon housing that withstands 11G of impact, Floating Prism System that uses flexible silicon to absorb severe shock, impact and misuse without damage, Water Pressure Proofness up to 5 m, Nitrogen-Pressure-Filling into the optic against fogging up inside at temperature range between –20 °C to +60 °C and the protective, hydrophobic STEINER Nano-Protection on the lenses makin Rather unfairly, they all get tarred with the same brush and I will admit to often stating in my reviews of binoculars using folding cups that I would have preferred to have had the twist-up type instead. Legendary ruggedness Due to durable Makrolon housing made of polycarbonate that withstands impacts up to 11G, floating prism bearings for shock absorption, water pressure proofness up to 5m, nitrogen pressure filling against fogging inside, temperature range from -20°C to +70°C. The Illusion 7×30 is designed to give a very light weight binocular coupled with exceptional clarity and brightness. adjustment allows the user to hold the binoculars with only one hand and simultaneously activate the compass illumination.

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