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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In terms of the image quality, this is another area where this Steiner binocular really impressed me. For a lightweight compact, this would be the just about best strap you could ever hope to get, but for these, I would have much preferred wider padded section that would distribute the weight more evenly. When out in the field (on dry land), I usually don't use them much and almost never take the time to attach the rain-guard to the neck strap as it just gets in the way. I found the cups themselves to be very comfortable even when pushed firmly against my face and this is certainly one area where they have the advantage over the twist-up type on most binoculars.
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. One other very important aspect is that NBR rubber, especially in relation to marine uses where you will often leave the binoculars on your boat, is that it also has an excellent level of resistance to sun and heat aging and so does not harden and perish as natural rubber does. Like you say, Kenny, they're not shy about opening themselves up to scrutiny, and they clearly believe in their products (and why shouldn't they; their top-end stuff is really good).
Note: I tested them using my sunglasses and as expected was able to achieve the full field of view with them on after completely folding down the eyecups. 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. Like the previous model, the new Navigator series offers two models with the popular analogue integrated compass. 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. Although not built to military specification, they will provide a lifetime of use for most water enthusiasts.
My initial thoughts before trying it were that it would not be very attractive to amateur astronomers but now I'm thinking it is actually quite useful and would be a handy small binocular to use as a spotter along with a telescope. It is a pity Steiner doesn't supply these Navigator Pro's with their excellent looking floating strap as standard. Every 7x30 binocular in the world has similar depth of field and works the same way without any imaginary “autofocus” necessary. Special rubber coating texture The new wave-like rubber coating texture significantly improves the grip on the binoculars and the handling comfort. The texturing of the body has been designed for a more comfortable and strong grip in any situation to further enhance the user experience.
Even so, I would still highly recommend purchasing an inexpensive lens cleaning kit for the proper cleaning of the lenses. Thanks to their roof prism optics, the 7x30 binoculars have a compact design – perfect for young children. It enables users wearing glasses to view the entire field of view as the binocular image is projected further out of the exit pupil.
In my experience, this extremely minimal amount is certainly less than the majority of instruments that I test. lets you focus each eyepiece to your vision once, then keeps images razor sharp from 20 yards to infinity.
If I was going to use this binocular more often on the river over long periods of time I would definitely consider getting a wider strap, or even better the Steiner Floating Strap (Item Number 76800004 - fits Navigator Pro 7x30 binoculars) which would not only be more comfortable but ensure your instrument is more easily retrieved should you drop it overboard. The Navigator Binoculars take Steiner's popular marine series to the next generation with innovative product features. 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
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. A few months ago, I alerted the forum to a "How It's Made" documentary that was being shown in the UK on the Quest channel (Freeview 38), and this showed Steiners being put together. The combination of the fairly traditional Porro prism shape and the excellent NBR rubber coating that Steiner uses on these just works. Large ocular lenses are desired for a number of reasons, which I go through in detail in this article on ocular lens size in binoculars, but one of the most important is that they make it much easier for you to line your eyes up with them. Field of view The already impressive field of view of the Navigator Pro Series has been further improved.Steiner-Auto-Focus Once set, the STEINER Auto-Focus always delivers crystal-clear images in 3D brilliance from 20m to infinity - without refocusing.