Steiner 2009 Instruction Manual

Steiner 2009 Instruction Manual
Nothing escapes these eyes.
Binocular Instruction Manual
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PeregrineXP
TABLE of contents
Introduction
Adjusting your binoculars
6-9
Eyecups
9-12
Features
13-14
Carrying strap and Rainguard
14-15
Using the range reticle
16
Using the compass
17
XP Technology
18-19
Getting the most from your STEINERs
20-21
Warranty
4-5
22
3
®
PeregrineXP
TABLE of contents
Introduction
Adjusting your binoculars
6-9
Eyecups
9-12
Features
13-14
Carrying strap and Rainguard
14-15
Using the range reticle
16
Using the compass
17
XP Technology
18-19
Getting the most from your STEINERs
20-21
Warranty
4-5
22
5
Dear Nature and Outdoor Enthusiast,
Forests, plains, deserts and mountains all have their secrets.
required to build a truly optimal binocular for our customers.
Those who are looking to unlock these secrets, for adventure
You need to know the user specific requirements as well as
or to just enjoy nature have a need to know what is out
the unique environmental characteristics of where the bin-
there. This is what it takes to make your hike,
oculars will be used. Binoculars need to be
birding adventure or hunt an unforgettable
customized to the situation, whether there are
experience. The eye is the key: We can act to
birds flying or animals hidden in cover, which
Congratulations,
only what we see.
are almost invisible to the eye, or whether
You have purchased one of the finest binoculars in the world.
STEINER has been producing binoculars for
Designed into this product are six decades of experience in manu-
over 60 years in Bayreuth, Germany. Founded
STEINER is passionately committed to the
by my father Karl Steiner in 1947, STEINER has
user’s requirements. We have combined six
become the largest manufacturer of binoculars
decades of experience and research and devel-
in Europe. Today, I continue my father’s tradi-
opment, for professionals and amateurs alike
dedicated research. This manual will provide you with all the
tion of excellence by maintaining the company
with a deep understanding of their needs.
necessary instructions and tips to ensure you the maximum use
has made STEINER binoculars synonymous with the highest
and naturalists can be confident when having a Steiner
standard of quality worldwide. STEINER’s goal is to continue
binocular in their hands.
and enjoyment of your new STEINERs.
building the toughest and most weather resistant binocular
facturing binoculars for the highest demands as well as years of
glistening sunlight distorts the colors of nature.
focus on producing only binoculars. This focus Carl Steiner President & Owner That’s why fellow hunters, hikers, bird watchers
available. We deliver unsurpassed brightness and clarity using
For STEINER Optik and all its employees I want to thank you
space age materials and the latest in optical technology.
for your trust in our binoculars.
However, we at STEINER are convinced that it is more than
technical excellence and high optical performance that is
Carl Steiner
5
Dear Nature and Outdoor Enthusiast,
Forests, plains, deserts and mountains all have their secrets.
required to build a truly optimal binocular for our customers.
Those who are looking to unlock these secrets, for adventure
You need to know the user specific requirements as well as
or to just enjoy nature have a need to know what is out
the unique environmental characteristics of where the bin-
there. This is what it takes to make your hike,
oculars will be used. Binoculars need to be
birding adventure or hunt an unforgettable
customized to the situation, whether there are
experience. The eye is the key: We can act to
birds flying or animals hidden in cover, which
Congratulations,
only what we see.
are almost invisible to the eye, or whether
You have purchased one of the finest binoculars in the world.
STEINER has been producing binoculars for
Designed into this product are six decades of experience in manu-
over 60 years in Bayreuth, Germany. Founded
STEINER is passionately committed to the
by my father Karl Steiner in 1947, STEINER has
user’s requirements. We have combined six
become the largest manufacturer of binoculars
decades of experience and research and devel-
in Europe. Today, I continue my father’s tradi-
opment, for professionals and amateurs alike
dedicated research. This manual will provide you with all the
tion of excellence by maintaining the company
with a deep understanding of their needs.
necessary instructions and tips to ensure you the maximum use
has made STEINER binoculars synonymous with the highest
and naturalists can be confident when having a Steiner
standard of quality worldwide. STEINER’s goal is to continue
binocular in their hands.
and enjoyment of your new STEINERs.
building the toughest and most weather resistant binocular
facturing binoculars for the highest demands as well as years of
glistening sunlight distorts the colors of nature.
focus on producing only binoculars. This focus Carl Steiner President & Owner That’s why fellow hunters, hikers, bird watchers
available. We deliver unsurpassed brightness and clarity using
For STEINER Optik and all its employees I want to thank you
space age materials and the latest in optical technology.
for your trust in our binoculars.
However, we at STEINER are convinced that it is more than
technical excellence and high optical performance that is
Carl Steiner
6
Adjusting and using
30-40 yards to infinity. The proper way to
your binocularS
focus the Sports Auto-Focus is:
Adjusting the binoculars begins by setting the
Choose an image, sign or a tree at least
interpupilary distance. This is the distance between the pupils of your eyes. The bino­cular
tubes pivot on a hinge, moving the tubes
your hand or the objective cover.
see a single image when looking through the binoculars.
On the side not covered, turn the ocular’s diopter
STEINER binoculars are suited for wearers of glasses. Please
refer to the following pages for detailed instructions.
How to use the Sports Auto-Focus
All our individual focus models feature Sports Auto-Focus.
Eyecups
Diopter Setting
Rubber Armouring
Ocular
Cover one of the objective lenses with
Look through the binocular with both eyes open.
contact lenses), the binocular is now ready for use. All
7
100 yards away to view.
closer or further apart. Pivot the binocular tubes until you
When you don't require glasses in your daily life (or wear
Memory Ocular
(selected models only)
setting ring until the image appears clear and sharp.
Uncover the lens and repeat the procedure with the
Never look directly into the
Center Axis
sun with your binoculars or
any optical instrument.
Objective Lens
opposite lens.
When viewing through both lenses, all images from
Serial Number
Important!
How to use the Memory Oculars
Next turn the memory indicator, which is the small
20 yards to infinity will be bright, clear and in focus.
Some models, such as the Commander XP, feature Sports
white arrow shape, to the line on the eyepiece. This is
Higher power models (10x-20x) may require higher
Auto-Focus along with the Memory Oculars. Use the
your individual setting.
initial focus distance.
previously described steps to focus the binocular for your
The advantage to this feature is that - once set to your
Make note of your diopter setting, as it can be unique to
eyes. Follow the steps below to set the memory on the
eyes - it allows you to view images from 20 yards to infinity
each user. Some models feature the new Memory Ocular,
eyepieces:
without having to refocus for different distances. Higher
a device that saves your individual setting. See the
Press the two tabs on the lower side of the focus ring
power models (10x or more) will be in focus from
following section for detailed instructions.
while gently pulling up on the eyepiece.
Gently push the focus ring back down in place and
release the tabs.
Whenever someone else might change the setting,
you can now quickly check your focus and reset it to
your individual mark if needed.
6
Adjusting and using
30-40 yards to infinity. The proper way to
your binocularS
focus the Sports Auto-Focus is:
Adjusting the binoculars begins by setting the
Choose an image, sign or a tree at least
interpupilary distance. This is the distance between the pupils of your eyes. The bino­cular
tubes pivot on a hinge, moving the tubes
your hand or the objective cover.
see a single image when looking through the binoculars.
On the side not covered, turn the ocular’s diopter
STEINER binoculars are suited for wearers of glasses. Please
refer to the following pages for detailed instructions.
How to use the Sports Auto-Focus
All our individual focus models feature Sports Auto-Focus.
Eyecups
Diopter Setting
Rubber Armouring
Ocular
Cover one of the objective lenses with
Look through the binocular with both eyes open.
contact lenses), the binocular is now ready for use. All
7
100 yards away to view.
closer or further apart. Pivot the binocular tubes until you
When you don't require glasses in your daily life (or wear
Memory Ocular
(selected models only)
setting ring until the image appears clear and sharp.
Uncover the lens and repeat the procedure with the
Never look directly into the
Center Axis
sun with your binoculars or
any optical instrument.
Objective Lens
opposite lens.
When viewing through both lenses, all images from
Serial Number
Important!
How to use the Memory Oculars
Next turn the memory indicator, which is the small
20 yards to infinity will be bright, clear and in focus.
Some models, such as the Commander XP, feature Sports
white arrow shape, to the line on the eyepiece. This is
Higher power models (10x-20x) may require higher
Auto-Focus along with the Memory Oculars. Use the
your individual setting.
initial focus distance.
previously described steps to focus the binocular for your
The advantage to this feature is that - once set to your
Make note of your diopter setting, as it can be unique to
eyes. Follow the steps below to set the memory on the
eyes - it allows you to view images from 20 yards to infinity
each user. Some models feature the new Memory Ocular,
eyepieces:
without having to refocus for different distances. Higher
a device that saves your individual setting. See the
Press the two tabs on the lower side of the focus ring
power models (10x or more) will be in focus from
following section for detailed instructions.
while gently pulling up on the eyepiece.
Gently push the focus ring back down in place and
release the tabs.
Whenever someone else might change the setting,
you can now quickly check your focus and reset it to
your individual mark if needed.
8
Twist-up/Twist-down
eyecups
9
Ergonomically
The Peregrine XP features a diopter setting on the left
Sidelight screen
Contoured Eyecups
side ocular. Do not attempt to turn the right side ring.
Turn the center focus wheel to make the image
Ocular
Diopter setting
Center Focusing Wheel
NPS (Nitrogen-Pressure-System)
are especially contoured to elimi-
the objective cover (if included). Look through the
nate any unwanted sidelight. Your
bino­cular with both eyes open.
view will be brighter by eliminating
Turn the left ocular’s diopter setting ring until the
With both eyes open you
can now use the center foObjective Lenses
cus wheel to focus the bino­
culars for different distan­
ces.
Center Focus Instructions
we recommend our binoculars with Fast-Close-Focus. Just a
STEINER binocular, these eyecups
Now cover the right objective lens with your hand or
sidelight. For maximum comfort
image appears clear and sharp.
Rubber Armoring
Especially for close range glassing at distances below 20 yards
Standard feature to almost every
appear clear and sharp. Uncover left lens.
Choose an image, sign or a tree at least 100 yards away
to view.
Make note of your diopter
setting, as it can be unique to
each user. Do not force the
these eyecups are made out of soft
Important !
Preset the binoculars
focus in daylight
silicone material. As an additional
benefit, the soft material allows for the ergonomic part to
be folded down to form a cylindrical shape. Eyeglass
conditions. That way
wearers fold the eyecups down all the way to have a full
in darkness they’ll
field of view.
be in focus and offer
the highest depth of
field.
Ergonomic twist up / down eyecups
Some STEINER models, such as the PeregrineXP or Predator
quick turn of the large center focus wheel and everything is
Cover the left objective lens with your hand or the
in focus - up to the most minor detail. The proper way to
objective cover (if included). Look through the binocu-
diopter wheel or center focus wheel beyond the noticeable
C5 lines, are equipped with our newly designed, ergonomic
initially set a Fast-Focus binocular to your eyes is:
lar with both eyes open.
stop limits; this can cause internal damage.
eyecups.
8
Twist-up/Twist-down
eyecups
9
Ergonomically
The Peregrine XP features a diopter setting on the left
Sidelight screen
Contoured Eyecups
side ocular. Do not attempt to turn the right side ring.
Turn the center focus wheel to make the image
Ocular
Diopter setting
Center Focusing Wheel
NPS (Nitrogen-Pressure-System)
are especially contoured to elimi-
the objective cover (if included). Look through the
nate any unwanted sidelight. Your
bino­cular with both eyes open.
view will be brighter by eliminating
Turn the left ocular’s diopter setting ring until the
With both eyes open you
can now use the center foObjective Lenses
cus wheel to focus the bino­
culars for different distan­
ces.
Center Focus Instructions
we recommend our binoculars with Fast-Close-Focus. Just a
STEINER binocular, these eyecups
Now cover the right objective lens with your hand or
sidelight. For maximum comfort
image appears clear and sharp.
Rubber Armoring
Especially for close range glassing at distances below 20 yards
Standard feature to almost every
appear clear and sharp. Uncover left lens.
Choose an image, sign or a tree at least 100 yards away
to view.
Make note of your diopter
setting, as it can be unique to
each user. Do not force the
these eyecups are made out of soft
Important !
Preset the binoculars
focus in daylight
silicone material. As an additional
benefit, the soft material allows for the ergonomic part to
be folded down to form a cylindrical shape. Eyeglass
conditions. That way
wearers fold the eyecups down all the way to have a full
in darkness they’ll
field of view.
be in focus and offer
the highest depth of
field.
Ergonomic twist up / down eyecups
Some STEINER models, such as the PeregrineXP or Predator
quick turn of the large center focus wheel and everything is
Cover the left objective lens with your hand or the
in focus - up to the most minor detail. The proper way to
objective cover (if included). Look through the binocu-
diopter wheel or center focus wheel beyond the noticeable
C5 lines, are equipped with our newly designed, ergonomic
initially set a Fast-Focus binocular to your eyes is:
lar with both eyes open.
stop limits; this can cause internal damage.
eyecups.
10
11
They play an important part in
Different types of eyeglasses might vary the distance
creating the unique STEINER view­
between the eye and the lens and it’s possible that your
ing experience. As twist-up / twist-
eyes are too close to the ocular. You will see some black
down eyecups they easily adapt
areas when looking through the binoculars. In this case
to your individual preferences,
you need to increase the distance by slightly twisting the
whether you wear glasses or not.
eyecup upwards (usually just a few millimeters) until you
Eyeglass wearers
see a complete image.
Wearing glasses you have already
Wearing contact lenses or no eye glasses
created the necessary distance be-
You need to create a distance between your eyes and the
tween the binoculars’ oculars and your eyes. Contrary to
binoculars' ocular lenses. Use the binoculars only with eye-
users without glasses (or with contact lenses) you usually
cups in the up position. On both eyecups you will also find
don't need to artificially create this distance and you can
small wings that prevent sidelight to enter and increase
use your binoculars with both eyecups fully retracted.
image clarity. To turn the eyecups simply use your thumb
To retract the eyecups simply use your thumb and index
and index finger and twist the eyecups down. To twist
finger to twist them in the direction indicated by the
them up, turn them in the other direction until you can
arrows. Then fold down the sidelight screen. When
feel the noticeable stop limit - after that you will only be
looking through your binoculars you can put your glasses
able to minimally turn the eyecup. This play is necessary to
directly onto the eyecups - the soft silicone material
adjust the sidelight screen for different users' interpupilary
prevents scratching.
distances.
10
11
They play an important part in
Different types of eyeglasses might vary the distance
creating the unique STEINER view­
between the eye and the lens and it’s possible that your
ing experience. As twist-up / twist-
eyes are too close to the ocular. You will see some black
down eyecups they easily adapt
areas when looking through the binoculars. In this case
to your individual preferences,
you need to increase the distance by slightly twisting the
whether you wear glasses or not.
eyecup upwards (usually just a few millimeters) until you
Eyeglass wearers
see a complete image.
Wearing glasses you have already
Wearing contact lenses or no eye glasses
created the necessary distance be-
You need to create a distance between your eyes and the
tween the binoculars’ oculars and your eyes. Contrary to
binoculars' ocular lenses. Use the binoculars only with eye-
users without glasses (or with contact lenses) you usually
cups in the up position. On both eyecups you will also find
don't need to artificially create this distance and you can
small wings that prevent sidelight to enter and increase
use your binoculars with both eyecups fully retracted.
image clarity. To turn the eyecups simply use your thumb
To retract the eyecups simply use your thumb and index
and index finger and twist the eyecups down. To twist
finger to twist them in the direction indicated by the
them up, turn them in the other direction until you can
arrows. Then fold down the sidelight screen. When
feel the noticeable stop limit - after that you will only be
looking through your binoculars you can put your glasses
able to minimally turn the eyecup. This play is necessary to
directly onto the eyecups - the soft silicone material
adjust the sidelight screen for different users' interpupilary
prevents scratching.
distances.
12
1
2
ClicLoc Interchangeable
within seconds.
Serial number:
reduces the oxygen content within the binoculars to an
Eyecup System
The proper way to exchange the eyecups is:
Every STEINER binocular has a
absolute minimum.
The unique STEINER ClicLoc Inter­
Firmly slide in the thin slice of the tool between the
serial number. This allows us to track
Lens Caps
changeable Eyecup System offers
rubber eyecup and the firm part of the ocular until all
when your binoculars were produced
The lens caps will protect your bin-
you the comfort to customize your
round parts touch the eyecup.
and allows you a way to identify
ocular from moisture and prevent
your binoculars in case of loss or
dirt from collecting on the objective
bino­culars to your personal prefer-
To lift off the eyecup use all fingers to lift the tool. The
theft. Serial numbers are located at the front objective
lenses. Using the caps will result in
models, such as the CommanderXP
 Place the eyecup of your choice on top of the ocular.
(large) lens of the binocular on the center axis or on the
less frequent cleaning of the lenses.
and Night­hunterXP models, you
Using thumbs and index fingers of both hands apply
underside of the center bridge for some smaller models. The
have a choice of three different
even pressure to the eyecup - push it in until you hear
serial number for the Peregrine XP is behind the right hand
eyecup shapes.
the snap sound.
view objective lens towards the top of the binocular.
ences. Available only with selected
3
13
Ergonomic eyecups (1) offer maxi-
eyecup will easily snap off (4).
Once snapped in, gently pull on the eyecup to make
Rubber Armoring:
All STEINER binoculars come standard with rhino tough rubber armor.
NPS
Not only does this protect the bin-
(Nitrogen-Pressure-System):
oculars from shock and damage, but
Comfort-Balance® Grip
Many STEINER binoculars feature a
it is also soft and comfortable in your
The innovative grip areas of the Peregrine XP series
Nitrogen-Pressure-System. This inter-
hands. Premium models feature STEINER’s inno­­va­tive NBR
combine maximum grip with state-of-the-art ergonomic
nal dry-nitrogen filling prevents inter-
Longlife Armor formula, initially developed for increased
comfort. Especially during long glassing sessions the Gel-
nal fogging in case of extreme tem-
durability under extreme conditions at sea and military
With the help of the small U-shaped changing tool
Pad Grips relieve pressure from your hands and thumbs
perature changes. Only STEINER’s two-valve technology
applications. Clean all rubber armor only with damp
(in­cluded) you can exchange the different eyecup designs
and enable an optimal balance of your binocular.
provides a filling process that is gentle to all seals and
cloth.
4
mum protection from sidelight.
Cylindrical eyecups (2) for standard
use, and (3) eyecups optimized
for eyeglass wearers.
Exchanging the ClicLoc Inter­changeable Eyecups
sure it is properly attached.
12
1
2
ClicLoc Interchangeable
within seconds.
Serial number:
reduces the oxygen content within the binoculars to an
Eyecup System
The proper way to exchange the eyecups is:
Every STEINER binocular has a
absolute minimum.
The unique STEINER ClicLoc Inter­
Firmly slide in the thin slice of the tool between the
serial number. This allows us to track
Lens Caps
changeable Eyecup System offers
rubber eyecup and the firm part of the ocular until all
when your binoculars were produced
The lens caps will protect your bin-
you the comfort to customize your
round parts touch the eyecup.
and allows you a way to identify
ocular from moisture and prevent
your binoculars in case of loss or
dirt from collecting on the objective
bino­culars to your personal prefer-
4
To lift off the eyecup use all fingers to lift the tool. The
theft. Serial numbers are located at the front objective
lenses. Using the caps will result in
models, such as the CommanderXP
 Place the eyecup of your choice on top of the ocular.
(large) lens of the binocular on the center axis or on the
less frequent cleaning of the lenses.
and Night­hunterXP models, you
Using thumbs and index fingers of both hands apply
underside of the center bridge for some smaller models. The
have a choice of three different
even pressure to the eyecup - push it in until you hear
serial number for the Peregrine XP is behind the right hand
eyecup shapes.
the snap sound.
view objective lens towards the top of the binocular.
ences. Available only with selected
3
13
Ergonomic eyecups (1) offer maxi-
eyecup will easily snap off (4).
Once snapped in, gently pull on the eyecup to make
Rubber Armoring:
All STEINER binoculars come standard with rhino tough rubber armor.
NPS
Not only does this protect the bin-
(Nitrogen-Pressure-System):
oculars from shock and damage, but
Comfort-Balance® Grip
Many STEINER binoculars feature a
it is also soft and comfortable in your
The innovative grip areas of the Peregrine XP series
Nitrogen-Pressure-System. This inter-
hands. Premium models feature STEINER’s inno­­va­tive NBR
combine maximum grip with state-of-the-art ergonomic
nal dry-nitrogen filling prevents inter-
Longlife Armor formula, initially developed for increased
comfort. Especially during long glassing sessions the Gel-
nal fogging in case of extreme tem-
durability under extreme conditions at sea and military
With the help of the small U-shaped changing tool
Pad Grips relieve pressure from your hands and thumbs
perature changes. Only STEINER’s two-valve technology
applications. Clean all rubber armor only with damp
(in­cluded) you can exchange the different eyecup designs
and enable an optimal balance of your binocular.
provides a filling process that is gentle to all seals and
cloth.
mum protection from sidelight.
Cylindrical eyecups (2) for standard
use, and (3) eyecups optimized
for eyeglass wearers.
Exchanging the ClicLoc Inter­changeable Eyecups
sure it is properly attached.
14
with
without
15
Nano Protection Optics®
The closed loop on one side will
Carrying Strap:
ClicLoc System (1+2) for fast removal and reattachment: To
Protects the optical lenses
prevent loss of the part.
Your binocular is equipped with a carrying strap that might
install the strap insert the clip - with the little nose pointing
especially from environmental
To install the Neoprene Rainguard
vary between our different model series. Please refer to your
away from the binocular - into the side attachment right next
impacts. It is highly water-
on the PeregrineXP, slip the cover
respective type analog to the images shown here:
to the ocular until you feel it positively click. The strap will
repellent (hydrophobic) and
over the ocular side of your bin-
1
1
2
3
hold firmly. To remove the strap push the circular shaped
allows for maximum visibility even in the worst weather
oculars. As you attach the carrying
button or the ribbed release button. While pushing the but-
conditions. Dirty binocular lenses belong to the past.
strap make sure that it goes
ton firmly pull the strap insert out of the attachment. The
Featured on all XP models.
through the rainguard's loop (3).
same technique is used to remove the lens caps on many
This way you can carry the strap
models (3). Use the strap slider to fasten the caps when
Rain and Dust Protection Cover
To prevent rainwater or dirt to collect on the oculars in
2
oculars dry. Once you want to use
adverse weather conditions most STEINER binoculars are
equipped with a removable rainguard (1). All Peregrine XP
models feature our innovative water-repellent Neoprene
Rainguard (2). Installing the rainguard will also increase
your binoculars’ protection when stored.
The rainguard should be installed before installing the
strap to the bino­cular. Simply thread the strap through the
attachments on the rainguard and then attach the strap.
around your neck and keep the
3
5
6
removed from the lenses (4+5).
Without ClicLoc System (6-7): Place the binocular on a firm,
the binoculars just open one of
level surface with the two slits in the rubber armoring facing
the rainguard's buttons and slip
you. Now thread one side of the strap through the buckle,
the cover off the binoculars. The
then through the top of the bin-
important!
rainguard is still attached to the
ocular body and out through the
Always keep the
bottom (8). Now loop the strap
rainguard attached
upwards toward the buckle and
to the strap in order
carrying strap on the other side and will prevent you from
losing it by accident.
4
7
8
9
thread the loose end through the
back of the buckle (9).
to prevent losing it
by accident.
14
with
without
15
Nano Protection Optics®
The closed loop on one side will
Carrying Strap:
ClicLoc System (1+2) for fast removal and reattachment: To
Protects the optical lenses
prevent loss of the part.
Your binocular is equipped with a carrying strap that might
install the strap insert the clip - with the little nose pointing
especially from environmental
To install the Neoprene Rainguard
vary between our different model series. Please refer to your
away from the binocular - into the side attachment right next
impacts. It is highly water-
on the PeregrineXP, slip the cover
respective type analog to the images shown here:
to the ocular until you feel it positively click. The strap will
repellent (hydrophobic) and
over the ocular side of your bin-
1
1
2
3
hold firmly. To remove the strap push the circular shaped
oculars. As you attach the carrying
button or the ribbed release button. While pushing the but-
conditions. Dirty binocular lenses belong to the past.
strap make sure that it goes
ton firmly pull the strap insert out of the attachment. The
Featured on all XP models.
through the rainguard's loop (3).
same technique is used to remove the lens caps on many
This way you can carry the strap
models (3). Use the strap slider to fasten the caps when
allows for maximum visibility even in the worst weather
Rain and Dust Protection Cover
To prevent rainwater or dirt to collect on the oculars in
2
oculars dry. Once you want to use
adverse weather conditions most STEINER binoculars are
equipped with a removable rainguard (1). All Peregrine XP
models feature our innovative water-repellent Neoprene
Rainguard (2). Installing the rainguard will also increase
your binoculars’ protection when stored.
The rainguard should be installed before installing the
strap to the bino­cular. Simply thread the strap through the
attachments on the rainguard and then attach the strap.
around your neck and keep the
3
5
6
removed from the lenses (4+5).
Without ClicLoc System (6-7): Place the binocular on a firm,
the binoculars just open one of
level surface with the two slits in the rubber armoring facing
the rainguard's buttons and slip
you. Now thread one side of the strap through the buckle,
the cover off the binoculars. The
then through the top of the bin-
important!
rainguard is still attached to the
ocular body and out through the
Always keep the
bottom (8). Now loop the strap
rainguard attached
upwards toward the buckle and
to the strap in order
carrying strap on the other side and will prevent you from
losing it by accident.
4
7
8
9
thread the loose end through the
back of the buckle (9).
to prevent losing it
by accident.
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17
How to use the range reticle:
How to use the compass:
Many STEINER marine binoculars feature a precision reticle
Not only did STEINER invent the compass binocular, our
70
that helps users to determine the distance to objects. If
60
CommanderXP models are the most advanced marine
you know the height or length of what you are glassing it's
50
binoculars in the world. All 7x50 compass models feature
easy to determine the range. Two examples demonstrate
40
the largest compass currently available in marine binocu-
how fast and easy it functions
30
lars (Ø 40 mm) as well as illumination. This allows reading
20
bearings even under extreme conditions. Your compass is
Your illuminated compass runs on power provided by
pre-set for the magnetic field in the northern hemisphere
batteries. The battery housing is waterproof, robust and
(zone 2).
easy to open without tools. To open the compartment
To read a bearing line up the object to which you would
use a coin and turn the cap counter clockwise. You can
Example: While boating, another boat is crossing your
10
course. How far away is it? If you estimate the mast height
0
of that boat to be 50 feet and the vertical scale reads 25,
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
the distance results from the actual height (50) divided by
like to get the bearing on the vertical scale and read from
now remove old batteries and replace them with new
= 2000 feet.
the compass scale beneath. The bearing is illuminated
ones. Always make sure to insert batteries the correct way
Another Example: You're making a landfall on an island at
by day­light and can be illuminated by a touch of the but-
- refer to the housing cap for specific information.
night. You see the high point of the island in the moonlight,
ton on the side of the compass at night.
the scale height (25) multi­plied by 1000: 50/25 = 2 x 1000
350
360
010
which reads 1200 feet on your chart. In your reticle the
Formula for use of the Reticle:
Wearing a hat while using the compass binocular might
height reads 20. Range: 1200/20 = 60 x 1000 making it
Distance: actual height
cover the illumination window of the compass and can
60,000 feet or approximately 11.4 miles away. Be
certain that the initial point of reference is lined up at sea
level to assure accurate measurement.
scale height x 1000
Actual Height: distance x scale height
1000
obstruct reading the bearing. Just push the illumination
buton and you will instantly be able to read your current
bearing.
7x50 models
7x30 models
Quantity: 2 Alkaline watch- 1 Lithium
type batteries
Photo battery
Voltage: 1.55 V
3.00 V
Type:
V350 / SR42
Li CR1225
Please dispose of the used batteries properly.
16
17
How to use the range reticle:
How to use the compass:
Many STEINER marine binoculars feature a precision reticle
Not only did STEINER invent the compass binocular, our
70
that helps users to determine the distance to objects. If
60
CommanderXP models are the most advanced marine
you know the height or length of what you are glassing it's
50
binoculars in the world. All 7x50 compass models feature
easy to determine the range. Two examples demonstrate
40
the largest compass currently available in marine binocu-
how fast and easy it functions
30
lars (Ø 40 mm) as well as illumination. This allows reading
20
bearings even under extreme conditions. Your compass is
Your illuminated compass runs on power provided by
pre-set for the magnetic field in the northern hemisphere
batteries. The battery housing is waterproof, robust and
(zone 2).
easy to open without tools. To open the compartment
To read a bearing line up the object to which you would
use a coin and turn the cap counter clockwise. You can
Example: While boating, another boat is crossing your
10
course. How far away is it? If you estimate the mast height
0
of that boat to be 50 feet and the vertical scale reads 25,
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
the distance results from the actual height (50) divided by
like to get the bearing on the vertical scale and read from
now remove old batteries and replace them with new
= 2000 feet.
the compass scale beneath. The bearing is illuminated
ones. Always make sure to insert batteries the correct way
Another Example: You're making a landfall on an island at
by day­light and can be illuminated by a touch of the but-
- refer to the housing cap for specific information.
night. You see the high point of the island in the moonlight,
ton on the side of the compass at night.
the scale height (25) multi­plied by 1000: 50/25 = 2 x 1000
350
360
010
which reads 1200 feet on your chart. In your reticle the
Formula for use of the Reticle:
Wearing a hat while using the compass binocular might
height reads 20. Range: 1200/20 = 60 x 1000 making it
Distance: actual height
cover the illumination window of the compass and can
60,000 feet or approximately 11.4 miles away. Be
certain that the initial point of reference is lined up at sea
level to assure accurate measurement.
scale height x 1000
Actual Height: distance x scale height
1000
obstruct reading the bearing. Just push the illumination
buton and you will instantly be able to read your current
bearing.
7x50 models
7x30 models
Quantity: 2 Alkaline watch- 1 Lithium
type batteries
Photo battery
Voltage: 1.55 V
3.00 V
Type:
V350 / SR42
Li CR1225
Please dispose of the used batteries properly.
18
19
What really matters:
Revolutionary XPTechnology:
high over the entire visible light range. This assures out-
One of the most important parameters of a high-
With our new XPTechnology - the result of many years of
standing light transmission, high image contrast and truest
performance binocular is its light transmission, which
research - STEINER solved the puzzle. It allows for the first
color rendition. These are advantages that you will instantly
means the amount of light that ultimately reaches the
time to bring all key optical performance parameters to
see with your STEINER XPBinoculars.
human eye.
maximum levens at the same time, without compromise.
To produce these complex optical coating systems our
Crystal clear image and outstanding depth of field:
In low light conditions such as in rain, dusk or dawn a
engineers have developed a new production processes and
At the same time this new optical system delivers a crystal
higher light transmission can make a decisive difference.
developed a unique high-vacuum, broad band coating
clear, sharp image. The innovative lens design results in the
However, light transmission does not always equal bright-
chamber. The end result is a true optical revo­lution - which
highest depth of field ever seen in a roof-prism binocular.
ness. Each binocular has many different values for light
you can now see.
The benefit is less focusing.
Our revolutionary XPOptics are available with selected
transmission, depending upon the wavelength of light
However behind this relatively simple sounding issue lies a
(color). Conventional binoculars tend to deliver limited
substantial challenge. Optical lens coatings deliver high
Unique in light transmission and color fidelity:
peak values only at a certain wavelength (for example:
transmission values only for a very specific wavelength. At
The XPTechnology's unique High Definition (HD) coating
models only, such as the PeregrineXP, CommanderXP, or
blue) but lose other colors' transmission (for example: red)
the same time, however, it can have adverse effects at
formula allows for light transmission that remains equally
NighthunterXP.
of up to 30%. The result of such transmission peaks, are
other wavelengths on light transmission, image sharpness
color distortions - therefore high peak values will not
and depth of field. This is why higher quality binoculars
improve your binoculars but are actually counterproducti­
require multiple layers of lens coating that together result
ve for a true bright color image.
in good performance for the most important colors.
18
19
What really matters:
Revolutionary XPTechnology:
high over the entire visible light range. This assures out-
One of the most important parameters of a high-
With our new XPTechnology - the result of many years of
standing light transmission, high image contrast and truest
performance binocular is its light transmission, which
research - STEINER solved the puzzle. It allows for the first
color rendition. These are advantages that you will instantly
means the amount of light that ultimately reaches the
time to bring all key optical performance parameters to
see with your STEINER XPBinoculars.
human eye.
maximum levens at the same time, without compromise.
To produce these complex optical coating systems our
Crystal clear image and outstanding depth of field:
In low light conditions such as in rain, dusk or dawn a
engineers have developed a new production processes and
At the same time this new optical system delivers a crystal
higher light transmission can make a decisive difference.
developed a unique high-vacuum, broad band coating
clear, sharp image. The innovative lens design results in the
However, light transmission does not always equal bright-
chamber. The end result is a true optical revo­lution - which
highest depth of field ever seen in a roof-prism binocular.
ness. Each binocular has many different values for light
you can now see.
The benefit is less focusing.
Our revolutionary XPOptics are available with selected
transmission, depending upon the wavelength of light
However behind this relatively simple sounding issue lies a
(color). Conventional binoculars tend to deliver limited
substantial challenge. Optical lens coatings deliver high
Unique in light transmission and color fidelity:
peak values only at a certain wavelength (for example:
transmission values only for a very specific wavelength. At
The XPTechnology's unique High Definition (HD) coating
models only, such as the PeregrineXP, CommanderXP, or
blue) but lose other colors' transmission (for example: red)
the same time, however, it can have adverse effects at
formula allows for light transmission that remains equally
NighthunterXP.
of up to 30%. The result of such transmission peaks, are
other wavelengths on light transmission, image sharpness
color distortions - therefore high peak values will not
and depth of field. This is why higher quality binoculars
improve your binoculars but are actually counterproducti­
require multiple layers of lens coating that together result
ve for a true bright color image.
in good performance for the most important colors.
20
21
Getting the most from your STEINERs
Several factors determine the optical performance of a
Field of view
Storage
binocular. They perform to the maximum only when all
The size of a binocular's field of view is stated in feet or as
When not using your STEINER binoculars you should store
these parameters are optimally calibrated and in harmony
an angle and uses the value of reference at 1,000 yards. If
them in a cool dry spot. Avoid storage in spaces exposed
with each other.
your binoculars offer you a field of view of 390, then you
to direct sunlight (i.e. in a car) or with extreme tempera­
will be able to see a 390 feet wide image at the distance of
ture changes.
Magnification
The value indicates how much closer an object appears
1,000 yards.
Cleaning
through the binocular. The higher the magnification, the
Exit pupil
Clean your binoculars by wiping the rubber armoring with
closer the object appears. However, similar to a photo­
Look through your binoculars and then move it about
a damp cloth. More stubborn dirt may require a light soap
graphic zoom lens, a higher magnification narrows the
12 inches away from your eyes. You will see a bright circle
and water solution on a damp cloth. Clean the lenses of
field of view. With an 8x44 binocular, objects will appear to
within the oculars. This dictates how much light that gets
your binocular only when necessary and never use any
be eight times closer than with your naked eyes.
to your eye. The exit pupil is measured in millimeters (mm)
acid based cleaning solutions. The NANO Protection
and is a crucial indicator for low-light performance of a bino­
Optics® of your XP binoculars repels dirt or water to form
cular. A human pupil can open up to 7 mm in low light and
on the lenses - simply rinse with water or wipe the objective
accordingly, binoculars that are used in low-light condi-
or ocular lenses gently with the cleaning cloth that came in
tions should
the original box.
Objective lens diameter
This number affects the objective lens surface area through
which light enters the binocular. The larger the objective
lens, the more light that is able to get into the binocular. Your
image will be brighter in low light conditions. With an
8x44 binocular the objective lens diameter is 44 millimeters.
offer a large
exit pupil.
Formula for Exit pupil:
Objective lens Diameter
Exit pupil =
Magnification
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21
Getting the most from your STEINERs
Several factors determine the optical performance of a
Field of view
Storage
binocular. They perform to the maximum only when all
The size of a binocular's field of view is stated in feet or as
When not using your STEINER binoculars you should store
these parameters are optimally calibrated and in harmony
an angle and uses the value of reference at 1,000 yards. If
them in a cool dry spot. Avoid storage in spaces exposed
with each other.
your binoculars offer you a field of view of 390, then you
to direct sunlight (i.e. in a car) or with extreme tempera­
will be able to see a 390 feet wide image at the distance of
ture changes.
Magnification
The value indicates how much closer an object appears
1,000 yards.
Cleaning
through the binocular. The higher the magnification, the
Exit pupil
Clean your binoculars by wiping the rubber armoring with
closer the object appears. However, similar to a photo­
Look through your binoculars and then move it about
a damp cloth. More stubborn dirt may require a light soap
graphic zoom lens, a higher magnification narrows the
12 inches away from your eyes. You will see a bright circle
and water solution on a damp cloth. Clean the lenses of
field of view. With an 8x44 binocular, objects will appear to
within the oculars. This dictates how much light that gets
your binocular only when necessary and never use any
be eight times closer than with your naked eyes.
to your eye. The exit pupil is measured in millimeters (mm)
acid based cleaning solutions. The NANO Protection
and is a crucial indicator for low-light performance of a bino­
Optics® of your XP binoculars repels dirt or water to form
cular. A human pupil can open up to 7 mm in low light and
on the lenses - simply rinse with water or wipe the objective
accordingly, binoculars that are used in low-light condi-
or ocular lenses gently with the cleaning cloth that came in
tions should
the original box.
Objective lens diameter
This number affects the objective lens surface area through
which light enters the binocular. The larger the objective
lens, the more light that is able to get into the binocular. Your
image will be brighter in low light conditions. With an
8x44 binocular the objective lens diameter is 44 millimeters.
offer a large
exit pupil.
Formula for Exit pupil:
Objective lens Diameter
Exit pupil =
Magnification
22
STEINER binoculars, guaranteed to satisfy:
The trust of our customers confirms the precision, robustness and functionality of our products. The 10/30 year
limited warranty is valid for the worldwide use of our
products and begins with the delivery of the binocular on
the day of purchase.
■The Warranty registration
card must be completed and
filled in at the time of purcha­
se. Keep your original sales
receipt as proof of purchase.
important!
Keep your original
sales receipt as
proof of purchase.
■For binocular repairs or for warranty service, please go
to www.steiner-binoculars.com/service/service.html
or call (800) 257-7742 for specific return instructions.
The binoculars should be shipped to:
Pioneer Research
Attn: STEINER Service Department
97 Foster Road, Suite 5
Moorestown, NJ 08057 · USA
■Please understand that we cannot guarantee basic
“wear and tear” and for expendable parts like rubber
armoring, eyecups, carrying straps, bags or lens caps.
23
The following models feature
a 10-year warranty:
■ Predator® (8x30, 12x40, 8x22, 10x26)
■ Police
■ Merlin®
■ Marine
■ Rallye®
■ Navigator® Pro
■ Safari® Pro
■ Observer
■ Military/Marine®
■ Tactical ®
The following models feature
a 30-year warranty:
■ Peregrine®
■ Peregrine®XP
■ Commander®XP
■ Commander® 6
■ NighthunterXP®
■ Predator® C5
■ Wildlife Pro®
22
STEINER binoculars, guaranteed to satisfy:
The trust of our customers confirms the precision, robustness and functionality of our products. The 10/30 year
limited warranty is valid for the worldwide use of our
products and begins with the delivery of the binocular on
the day of purchase.
■The Warranty registration
card must be completed and
filled in at the time of purcha­
se. Keep your original sales
receipt as proof of purchase.
important!
Keep your original
sales receipt as
proof of purchase.
■For binocular repairs or for warranty service, please go
to www.steiner-binoculars.com/service/service.html
or call (800) 257-7742 for specific return instructions.
The binoculars should be shipped to:
Pioneer Research
Attn: STEINER Service Department
97 Foster Road, Suite 5
Moorestown, NJ 08057 · USA
■Please understand that we cannot guarantee basic
“wear and tear” and for expendable parts like rubber
armoring, eyecups, carrying straps, bags or lens caps.
23
The following models feature
a 10-year warranty:
■ Predator® (8x30, 12x40, 8x22, 10x26)
■ Police
■ Merlin®
■ Marine
■ Rallye®
■ Navigator® Pro
■ Safari® Pro
■ Observer
■ Military/Marine®
■ Tactical ®
The following models feature
a 30-year warranty:
■ Peregrine®
■ Peregrine®XP
■ Commander®XP
■ Commander® 6
■ NighthunterXP®
■ Predator® C5
■ Wildlife Pro®
Nothing escapes these eyes.
Binocular Instruction Manual
Pioneer Research
97 Foster Road, Suite 5
Moorestown, NJ 08057
(856) 866-9191 (800) 257-7742
®
Fax: (856) 866-8615
e-mail: [email protected]
www.steiner-binoculars.com
®
USA, Canada & Caribbean
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