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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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Like the previous model, the new Navigator series offers two models with the popular analogue integrated compass. They added a new dimension to finding fishing marks because the definition they give is so good that birds in the air are particularly easy to spot from a long long way off. The "always in focus" system and not having to adjust the focus is an excellent feature in this context of using it on a canoe/kayak and certainly made the binocular much easier to use in one hand and ensured I didn't miss out on seeing that kingfisher darting about. Even if you are not, this layer also helps prevent dust and dirt from sticking to the lens surface and prevents watermarks from being left behind, meaning that you need to clean the lenses less often, and then when you do, less force is needed which is always a good thing. An integrated compass features bearing marks that don’t interfere with the field of view, and is stabilized to increase visibility during rolling seas.

The Illusion 7×30 is designed to give a very light weight binocular coupled with exceptional clarity and brightness. If you need to, you can actually reduce the minimum focal distance a fairly long way by adjusting both of the diopters. Of course, young people with a greater accommodation capacity of their eyes than me (I am 68) may believe that something like an “autofocus” reduces the need for them to refocus between various distances, but that just means that their eyes are performing most of the focusing work that usually should occur in the binocular.

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. Absolutely great, surprising, you just press the AF button, look through the binocular, and everything is in focus! Very interesting reading your findings about the latest Navigator, and great to hear someone as experienced as you stating the simple facts as they are. There are not many 7x30 binoculars on the market, which is a pity, and I like the – compared to an 8x30 – slightly larger exit pupil with all the advantages of a 7x binocular.

The new Navigator 7x30 Binoculars with Compass is packed full of features that takes the popular Steiner Marine series into the next generation. STEINER High-Contrast-Optics provide bright, sharply contoured images with natural colour definition for outstanding viewing quality suitable for both beginners and professionals.The 7x magnification is the classic bird watching binocular but is also well suited for nature viewing or as a general purpose model. 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

If you are approved you can complete your purchase immediately Representative example: Representative 19. The durable rubber casing with ribbed profile of these binoculars resists the effects of oil, acid and weathering. At 21mm in diameter, these have pretty large ocular lenses for a mid-sized binocular in my experience. All models can be relied on under the most adverse weather conditions and they keep the promise of legendary Steiner robustness.

The Navigator Binoculars take Steiner's popular marine series to the next generation with innovative product features. It's likely that no further discussion is required, in which case we recommend starting a new thread. I have had several of the more entry level versions and quickly on sold them as they were nothing remarkable. is the marine standard, with a wide, stable image for tracking other boats, buoys and bridge numbers even in rough water.

The less expensive Steiners I will say don't do very much for me but absolutely my experience with my higher end models is that these rank at my very top in comfort (eyecups), clarity , depth of focus, and edge of field performance. 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. Either way, this is not really what this type of binocular is designed for and so I would still not recommend them to anyone who often needs to view objects at close range. They are nitrogen pressure-filled (anti-fog) and waterproof to 5m, making them reliable under the most adverse weather conditions.

In addition to excellent image clarity, this navigator features an integrated large analog liquid-damped compass that can be illuminated to aid in course determination at sea. To a point and whilst on a boat, the weight of your binoculars is not really an issue as unlike walking, the vessel is doing most of the carrying for you. 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.

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