Steiner Commander 7×50 XP



Objective diameter:  50 mm
Magnification:  7 x
Exit pupil: 7.14 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded down eyecup): 14 mm
IPD:  58 – 74 mm
RFOV:  7.4  degrees = 130 m
Minimum focus distance (measured): 5.75 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): 1’145 g
Made in: Germany



The Commander has been on the market since a number of years now, it has been sold in various editions, the “XP” and “Race Edition” being some of them. Currently, only the plain “7×50” with a wider field of view (see separate post×50/) is still being sold by Steiner, plus two models with compass (“Commander 7x50K”, see separate post×50-k/, and “Commander Global”). The Commander is the “embodiment” of a typical marine binocular, a sturdy instrument with very good optical and mechanical performance. It is one of the most compact 7x50s on the market.


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