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Steiner Military/Marine 8x30 Binocular 280

SKU 280-Steiner

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Description

These Steiner MM30 Military/Marine 8x30 binoculars feature Sports Auto Focus, high contrast optics, floating prism design, and Makrolon housing.


Specifications

  • Weight:Weight 17.1 oz
  • Dimensions:Width 6.7 Height 4.2
  • Field of View:362 ft.
  • Objective Diameter30mm
  • Item ConditionNew
  • UPC077068002802
  • MPN280

Customer Reviews

Average Rating
October 10, 2017

I bought this set of 8x30 last month since I read all the positive reviews. I like the sport auto focus that once set and done - no more chasing focus on a moving subject or struggling left or right with the focusing wheel on a distance subject. Sometimes I just want to pick up a set of binos and see things just happened without focusing - this Steiner MM830 got the answer for that. The images are so bright and crisp through them - awesome! I compared the MM830 with another set of binos with bak-7 and multi-coated lens and the MM830 gave the brighter image. I like the light weight and water/fog proof that can be used in any weather condition. They can be shareable with others if the auto focus diopters are set to zero - due to the better depth of field of the porro prism. Images are always crisp and crystal clear. Only pros, no cons from me ?

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July 31, 2017

I bought my first Steiner 8x30 in the early 80s,I did drop them while in a tree stand.the optics became out of focus.returned them to were I bought them,I was told not covered by warranty,so I bought a new pair,I do not know how this set has failed

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June 26, 2017

These are great binos. Light in weight, well made, and made in Germany.

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June 19, 2017

Very clear optics and lightweight. The diopter cover will take some getting used to.

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May 8, 2017

I've always wanted a pair of Steiner optics but they were always out of my price range. Found a pair of 8x30 military marine binoculars at a store closing. The difference in quality is instantly recognizable. Compared my old set side by side with the Steiner's, there was no comparison! The image quality and brightness blew my old set out of the water. I can't beleive I went all these years without buying a quality set. I'll never go back to cheap optics again

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April 27, 2017

I bought these bins to replace old lightweights. These are larger but very compact and lightweight. There is no need no to adjust focus after initial setup, they provide clear resolution outside of 20 meters to infinity. Excellent product for the price. Good warranty.

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April 17, 2017

The clarity is amazing. I have been using Steiner binoculars for 32 years.They are perfect

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April 6, 2017

The product is exactly what I needed and expected. I have been wanting the MM830 for some time and the opportunity presented itself through a Canadian Retailer at a great price. My eyesight at 65 varies from one eye to the other and chasing game with my old focus as you go binos was a bother. The only drawback was to register my unit on a Canadian/US application that requires a US Retailer address in order to proceed. So I couldn't Register for ongoing product updates Etc. All in all, I am very happy.

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March 28, 2017

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March 20, 2017

I really like these,nice, compact.lightweight.the auto-focus is nice change from center focus.

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December 7, 2016

I had these binoculars for several years and loved them. They have been on 5 continents with me until they became defective. The binos will no longer focus the same in both eyes. I'm going to try get them repaired under their awesome warranty (part of the reason I bought them). The test of the company will be if they live up to their warranty promises. I would give these 5 stars until the malfunction.

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December 6, 2016

I bought these roughly 22yrs ago. They broke internally this past summer (2016). I sent them in for repairs. They were GREAT TO DEAL WITH!! When I got them back I was SHOCKED to find a brand new pair in the box. Outstanding customer service!! I will recommend to everyone.

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December 3, 2016

I purchased my Steiner's in 1993 through the military exchange store where I was stationed at the time. Rather than the MM830 Military/Marine they are the "Hunter" version and are stamped "Made in West Germany". The Berlin Wall was still dividing the city. None the less, my vintage binocs seem similar in appearance. In over 23 years I have used these binoculars regularly for hunting and bird watching in all weather conditions and they have not disappointed. The individual eye lens focus feature versus the center focus system makes for a very rigid frame free of any hint of nightmare divergence problems. This robust system is difficult to find in other brands, thus deserving of the "Military" designation. The clarity is such that I can easily distinguish two of Jupiter's moons at only 8 power. My only markdown is for flaring when direct sunlight enters a tube which washes out the image markedly. You can spend much more for a "big 3" brand but any slight improvement would be disproportionate to the money spent. Durable and a good value.

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November 5, 2016

Just got them. Seem to be well constructed and easy to use. Optics are good. Bought them to carry in the truck. They'll work nicely for that. I was prepared to be disappointed, but I'm not.

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September 19, 2016

This is my second pair of Steiner Binoculars, I love the quality of the binoculars from the housing to the optics, you can't beat them, highly recommended.

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September 9, 2016

Love this model they are bright and do well in low light .

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August 31, 2016

I bought a pair of these through an online store and was happy I did. Very clear glass and built like a tank. I use these at the gun range as well as at my work and couldnt be happier. Clear vision and minimal adjustment needed.

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June 19, 2016

I bought my first pair of these binoculars a year ago. I use them for bird watching and find that 8X is perfect. I like that I don't have to worry if it rains or if they get dropped. The sport focus makes it easy to get a look at a bird that may be gone in seconds. A quick eyepiece adjustment allows closer viewing. I just ordered another pair to keep in my car. I like these better than my Pentax bins.

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May 24, 2016

I used them on the boat this weekend and they performed better than expected. Crisp and clear with separate eye adjustments.

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February 2, 2016

The Most clear, tough, ergonomic Binos Ive ever used! Military Grade. Not Bulky. Better than others at three times the cost..

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January 14, 2016

I have had these binos for over 3 years and used them in all weather. They have great light gathering capability and are rugged. The end caps are great to help keep clean and protect the lens while stowed.

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January 2, 2016

This product was received as a gift and was found to be of excellent quality and superb optical quality. It will be used on the water for visual checking of shorelines and other fisherman on my lake.

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December 11, 2015

I found a pair of Steiner 8X30 Military/Marine binocs while hunting deer on Kodiak Island Alaska recently. They were barely visible in the mud. I pried them out and had to jerk on the strap to dislodge it. They were there a while. I joked to my hunting partner that someone might be back for them and hung them in a tree for the rightful owner. Not sure the owner had survived the loss as there were clearly bear tooth marks on them. Really didn't think much about it until back at camp that night when a fellow hunter said "they probably would replace those". Shoot, I had abandoned them out there somewhere. Well couple days later with no effort to look for them I stumbled upon the tree I had hung them in so now I was the rightful owner I guess. I grabbed them. Upon further encouragement I looked into service. They were beyond hope with water in optics... I sent them in and about 10 days later with no questions got a brand new pair sent to me. To same I am pleased would be a pitiful understatement. Merry Christmas to me!!! Thanks Steiner. You rock.

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December 10, 2015

Bought the Marine 8x30 for hunting purposes. These are light weight, crystal clear viewing, built rugged. The auto-focus is just fantastic and are easy on the eyes . Use with eye glasses - the best ever.

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December 2, 2015

I have always a heard great things about Steiner. I have been looking for a decent pair but the price tag normally came with it. I happened to find these about half price and instantly fell in love with the sport auto focus. This will make it super easy for on duty surveillance. Only adjust the oculars once and bam, your done!

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November 9, 2015

Hunted this weekend with new MM80 binoculars. What a great find!!!

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November 6, 2015

My father left me some steiner 8x30 binoculars. They had developed a prism problem. I sent them in, and a few months later I package shows up with new 8x30's. WOW! Thats a warranty! Anyway, the new 8x30's look super nice. In fact I'm hard pressed to find any difference between them and my higher end($750.) nikons.Very pleased with the Steiner glass & support.

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November 1, 2015

Bought a pair of these in 2004 for a deployment to Iraq. They got knocked around for 11 months of HUMVEE patrols from Najaf to Baghdad, and are still working fine a decade later. I still keep them in my car, and last week used them for stargazing at the confluence of Venus, Jupiter and Mars with my wife - a much more enjoyable activity than their original purpose.

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October 30, 2015

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July 31, 2015

I bought these binocular's because of the price and the Steiner reputation. It is a solid piece of gear and the image quality lives up to Steiner's reputation for top quality binoculars. One other thing I like about this bino is the size, small enough to fit inside a day pack or in a molle pouch and can carry this at work or on the trail.

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July 8, 2015

Do your research. I received them 3 days ago, and are outstanding. It's a whole new world of crystal clarity, lite weight and protection system second to none! Thanks Steiner for great German engineering.

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July 5, 2015

Very good.I have by on month a goThis is best.Im iranian.

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June 14, 2015

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June 11, 2015

Nice features, compact light weight design, Love the auto focus.

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May 22, 2015

Quality optics in a small package....I had been looking for something relatively small and light weight and with quality optics

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April 26, 2015

They are great for 25-150ft.for bird watching.Very lite and my has commented how much she likes them also.

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April 8, 2015

I was skeptical at first when I saw these at the 2015 SHOT Show in Las Vegas this year, after looking at all of the binocular manufactures at the show I was met by a representative within the Steiner booth and was shown these inexpensive 8X30’s.I was looking for a decent pair of binoculars that I could use for my travels to Thailand and how happy I am that I bought these. When you first try to demonstrate these 8X30’s within a small area such as a large retail store with poor indoor lighting I don’t think that you’ll be too impressed. You won’t get the full advantage of them until you adjust them from a braced position outdoors to enjoy the full potential of these Steiner’s.All of my friends were trying to get me to purchase other manufacture’s binoculars that were in the $300 - $400 price range. For the price you can’t go wrong, and not having to adjust the focus is a big plus in my opinion, well worth the money.

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March 9, 2015

I bought these as a Christmas present for myself in late 2014. I have really liked them so far. I've used them for a little bit of bird-watching, some astronomy, and general sight-seeing. Excellent clarity, and I like the light weight, it makes them easy to hold.

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March 9, 2015

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February 16, 2015

Great glasses, optically very clear, very good focusing capability's , tough and durable, exceptional warranty service. Steiner's Guarantee is second to none. Thanks.

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January 27, 2015

I bought these for are family to use my daughter loves them she's nine years old easily than any other blockers out there

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October 13, 2014

From the durable finish to the "as advertised" auto focus these binoculars are top of the line.If you're looking for a great set of binoculars to use for hunting, fishing, or other activity, look no further. Crystal clear viewing at its finest, and at only 18 ounces you won't even notice them in your pocket or around your neck.

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September 28, 2014

These are great binoculars for the price. They are bright, sharp, and have great contrast . The small size is surprising until you look through them, then a new wide view opens up that is pleasantly surprising. I was used to large, heavy ones, so the small, light MM3!0's are perfect for hiking the mountains and desert!

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August 31, 2014

I recieved my binoculars used from a family member and the optics are very crisp and they seem very well made. However, as soon as I had them in the rain, both eyepieces seeped water and now the binoculars are unusable. Granted, these were manufactured in 1997, but I thought they would hold up better than this. I'm going to put the Heritage warranty to the test hopefully get them fixed.

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August 23, 2014

Purchased Marine 8x30s at West Marine for work and sports viewing. Now I know what I've been missing using lesser glass. The light transmission and field of view really make a difference versus what I had been using. The sports focus is fantastic. Set it and forget it. Everyone who tries them can't believe the clarity. Overall a wonderful product at a reasonable price. Will not be my only pair of Steiners.

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August 4, 2014

I purchased this 8x30 bino more than 2 years ago and have used it primarily at the range but also for sight seeing and some nature watching. I was a little worried that the fixed 8-power it offers would limit its utility. This is the clearest binoculars I have ever used. The quality of the optics is outstanding. Makes me want to get a 20-power version for use for long range spotting.What I and my friends finds the most amazing is the Auto Focus feature. It does not matter who uses it and what their vision might. It did not matter if they were near or far sighted. The binos provided clear, crisp focus and instantaneous transition between subjects near and far. This includes focusing on something at 10-yards to a measured 600+ yards without any detectable delay.I highly recommend this optic for most uses. The only "problem" I have ever had a problem is one or both of the attached objective lense caps seem to always find its way onto the objective on its own. So once in a while you will find yourself looking through the optic and not see anything. But other than this, I have no complaints.

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