Steiner 8x42 XC Binocular

Steiner 8x42 XC Binocular

Steiner 8x42 XC Binocular

B&H # ST8X42XCB MFR # 2023
No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Compact Roof Prism Light Path
  • High-Contrast Fully Multi-Coated Optics
  • Wide 62° Apparent Angle of View
  • Short 6' Minimum Focus Distance
  • Nitrogen-Filled, Water and Fogproof
  • Makrolon Polycarbonate Chassis
  • Center Fast-Close-Focus System
  • Long-Life NBR Synthetic Rubber Armor
  • Tripod Mountable with Optional Adapter
  • Fold-Down Winged Rubber Eyecups
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Powerful and comfortable, the Steiner 8x42 XC Binocular features high-contrast and fully multi-coated optical elements that provide bright and crisp images across its wide field of view. Its moderate 8x magnification and 42mm objectives make it easy to hold and handle without the distracting hand shake that is common when using high-power optics, with improved light-gathering capability versus smaller models. For those who prefer to observe small subjects like insects and bugs or flora and fauna, the XC boasts a short 6-foot close focus distance with the Fast-Close-Focus system, which brings the focus range from infinity to minimum quickly — making changing subjects fast and tracking moving targets easy.

Complementing the optical performance are construction details that allow this binocular to withstand years of use. First, its chassis is made from lightweight and durable Makrolon polycarbonate and wrapped in NBR rubber armoring, which provides both protection from impacts and a secure non-slip grip. This armoring is resistant to oils, abrasives, and liquid fuels for a long life. The optical tubes are nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof and submersible to 10 feet and resistant to internal fogging. From the trail to the range to the stadium, the 8x42 XC is easy and fast to use for most glassing needs.

Optical Performance
  • 8x power magnifies views without sacrificing exit pupil or field of view
  • 42mm objectives improve light-gathering ability versus smaller models without the bulk and weight of larger ones
  • Compact roof prism design ensures performance while maintaining slim optical tubes for easier handling
  • Anti-reflection fully multi-coated high-contrast optics provide bright, clear, and crisp images with accurate color fidelity
  • Short 6-foot close focus distance enables detailed observations of nearby and small subjects like insects and bugs or flora and fauna
  • Wide 62° apparent angle of view presents users with a spacious and immersive observational experience
  • Generous 410-foot field of view at 1000 yards
Use and Handling
  • Closed-bridge configuration provides a solid platform for the internal focusing mechanism
  • Large slip-resistant center focusing wheel is easy to manipulate, even while wearing gloves
  • Fast-Close-Focus system requires minimal rotation of the focusing wheel to travel from the minimum focus distance to infinity, making finding subjects fast and tracking moving targets easy
  • Left-eye dioptric correction enables users to compensate for individual optical prescription for sharper views
  • Fold-down rubber eyecups for comfortable use with or without eyewear
  • Tripod mountable with optional adapter for hands-free use with reduced vibration and arm fatigue
  • Long 18.5mm eye relief makes viewing more comfortable with reduced eye strain — especially during long observation sessions
  • Wide 5.25mm exit pupil will cover pupils as they open and dilate in low light to keep views full and bright
Construction Details
  • Lightweight, corrosion- and impact-resistant Makrolon polycarbonate chassis
  • Nitrogen-filled and O-ring sealed to be waterproof to a depth of 10' (3m), and resistant to internal fogging when moving through extreme temperature changes and environmental conditions
  • Oil-, petroleum-, and chemical-resistant NBR synthetic rubber armor offers improved grip security, especially in cold and wet weather
  • Winged angled eyecups block peripheral light from interfering with views while improving contrast and limiting distractions
  • Proprietary Clicloc buckle system allows the included neck strap to be installed and removed quickly and easily
  • Weight: 26 ounces
Prism Type Roof
Magnification 8x
Objective Lens Diameter 42 mm
Angle of View 7.8° (actual)
Field of View 410' @ 1000 yd / 136.120 m @ 1000 m
Minimum Focus Distance 6' / 1.8 m
Exit Pupil Diameter 5.25 mm
Eye Relief 18.5 mm
Interpupillary Adjustment Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dioptric Correction Not Specified by Manufacturer
Focus Type Center
Tripod Mount Yes
Dimensions 5.8 x 5.0 x 2.4" / 14.7 x 12.7 x 6.1 cm
Weight 26.1 oz / 739.9 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.3 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.606 x 8.504 x 3.858"
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