Specifications:

Objective diameter:  22 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.75 mm
Useful eye relief (measured from rim of eyecup): 12 mm
IPD: 42 – 72 mm
RFOV:  7.1  degrees = 125 m
Focus type:  CF
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 325 g
Made in: Germany (??)

  

Remarks:

Looking for innovation in binocular optics? Shaped after the Steiner Safari 8×22 (see separate post), but with a waterproof  and sturdier body, the BluHorizons is advertised to “automatically adjusts brightness for the best view in any lighting situation” thanks to Steiner’s “exclusive Autobright Sunlight adaptive lens technology” (quotes from  Steiner’s website). In BINOCULARS TODAY’s tests, we could unfortunately not detect any such automatic adjustment of brigntness; the image appears generally quite yellow-brownish and dull in any lighting situation, which means that when light is scarce, the image gets problematically dark. Perhaps the BluHorizons could prove useful on glaciers in full sunlight or on sandy beaches in bright sunshine?

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