Steiner Commander 7×50 “NEW”

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Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 7.14 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded down eyecup): 13 mm
IPD: 53 – 75 mm
RFOV:  8.0  degrees = 140 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 52.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured):  4.7 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 dpt
Prism system:  Porro I
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1’234 g
Made in: Germany (?)



The „NEW“ version (2023) of the well-known Steiner Commander has, beside the open bridge which makes it easier to hold with smaller hands, a slightly narrower FOV (8 degrees, down from 8.3), which improves the rolling ball effect a bit (this was designed as a marine binocular with very low distortion), further improved antireflection coatings, new body armour and an improved mechanism for the neckstrap attachment. It boasts impressive optics with a bit of field curvature (field curvature is Steiner’s trick to make you believe their nonsensical „autofocus“ claim). We like the Commander for its compact design, good ergonomics and bright image.

See also remarks in separate posts “Steiner Commander 7×50”,×50/ , “Steiner Commander 7×50 XP”,×50-xp/   and “Steiner Navigator 7×50”,×50/.


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