Steiner Wildlife XP 8×44



Objective diameter:  44 mm
Magnification:  8 x
Exit pupil: 5.5 mm
IPD: 56  –  73mm
Eye relief (effective, measured from rim of folded down eyecup): 16 mm
RFOV:  7.6  degrees = 133 m
AFOV (measured, rounded): 60 degrees
Minimum focus distance (measured): 2.05 m
Focus type: CF (direction of rotation from close to infinity: < anticlockwise)
Degrees of rotation of focus wheel from 3m to infinity (measured): 215 degrees
Range of diopter adjustment (acc. to spec.): +/- 8 dpt*
Excess travel of focus wheel beyond infinity position (estimate): 8 dpt*
Prism system:  Schmidt -Pechan
Waterproof: yes
Weight (measured, with eyepiece cover and strap): 944 g
Made in: Germany
*taking into account the dpt adjustment knobs on both tubes



The Wildlife XP was introduced in 2014 as Steiner’s successor to the Discovery (see separate post “Steiner Discovery 8×44”,×44/). It got updated AR coatings and offers a slightly larger field of view (133/1000m vs 130/1000m). Otherwise, it is essentially identical with the Discovery, including special features such as diopter adjustment knobs on both eyepieces (in addition to central focusing). After the Wildlife XP was originally very expensive for a glass of this class, it got lately available at a more affordable price in many locations. Proverbial sturdiness and good but not outstanding optical performance are the marks of this glass.



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