Steiner Commander 7×30 XP



Objective diameter:  30 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 4.29 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded down eyecup): 13 mm
IPD: 56  – 75 mm
RFOV:  7.4  degrees = 130 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 53 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.6 m
Focus type:  IF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 5 dpt*
Extra travel of individual focus beyond infinity (estimate) 6.5 dpt
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 614 g
Made in: Germany



The “little Commander” looks and feels like a small edition of the famous Steiner marine binocular (see separate post “Steiner Commander 7×50 XP”,×50-xp/). It delivers nice performance – not as good as the “big” 7×50 Commander, in particular, stray-light suppression is only satisfactory and edge sharpness is well below that of the 7×50 model, but this 7×30 provides really good central sharpness, has excellent ergonomics and is very compact and lightweight.


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