Steiner Predator Binoculars - Count on Them!July 30, 2008
The Steiner 8x30 Predator Binoculars are light-weight, yet their built feels like a tank. Holding them is a pleasure because the durability and solid construction is instantaneously obvious. They are very functional and the affordable price makes it a great deal. The predator coating effectively phases out green foliage and visually emphasizes brown and red. This feature is exceptional for hunters and birders who need high-contrast lenses to spot wildlife. In addition, 8x30 magnification is optimal for these hobbies.
It is a common misconception that more is better, but for hunting and birding that is not the case. Do not be fooled into buying 10x and higher magnification binoculars unless you are planning on using a tripod. The magnification with the 10x power pair will be higher but you will not be able to stabilize the binocular to get a clear image. The 8x30 version allows you to hold the binoculars in your hands or hang it around your neck using a binocular neck strap. You can even place the lightweight binoculars in your coat pocket. Focusing time is eliminated because this Steiner 8x30 Binocular pair features German-engineered auto focus technology. Aesthetically, Steiner binoculars offer an unmistakable profile that has become a custom after decades of use by the US Armed Forces.