Steiner Safari 8×22 Ultrasharp

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Objective diameter:  22 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 2.75 mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of eyecup): 13.5 mm
IPD: 39  – 73 mm
RFOV:  7.1  degrees = 125 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 59 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 3.1 m
Focus type:  CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: > clockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3.1 m to infinity (measured): 290 degrees
Extra travel of focus wheel beyond infinity: ca. 7 dpt
Prism system:  Schmidt-Pechan
Waterproof: yes ??
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 230 g
Made in: Germany (?)



Steiner’s smallest “Ultrasharp” model unfortunately isn’t ultra sharp! This is an entry level pocket binocular with a modest optical performance and mechanical drawbacks (focusing via moving objective block, i.e. prone to letting dust and water in). Steiner makes some very good binoculars (see various examples in this collection), but this is not one of them; there are various competing pocket models with better performance at a lower price (e.g. the fully waterproof Nikon Sportstar EX 8×25, see separate post×25/).


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