Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8×56

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Objective diameter:  56 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 7.0 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded down eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD: 59  –  75 mm (measured)
RFOV:  7.1  degrees = 125 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 56.5 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.2 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3 m to infinity (measured): 250 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 4 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 5 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 1’284 g
Made in: Germany
*range of diopter adjustment not affected by position of focus wheel



The Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8×56 is a good example of Steiner’s mid-range observation and hunting binoculars: solid, well armoured, with very decent optics and excellent mechanics. Unlike the other Steiner 8×56 binocular in this collection (see separate post “Steiner Nighthunter 8×56”,×56-2016/), the Ranger has a roof prism design, features central focusing, a narrower field of view than the Nighthunter and is optically slightly inferior.


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