- Steiner BluHorizons 10x26
- Steiner BluHorizons 10x42
- Steiner BluHorizons 8x32
- Steiner BluHorizons 8x22
- Steiner Commander 7x50 with Compass
- Steiner Commander 7x50
- Steiner Safari UltraSharp 10x42
- Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8x22
- Steiner Safari Ultrasharp 8x30
- Steiner Safari UltraSharp 10x25
- Steiner Observer 8x56
- Steiner Observer 10x42
Attaching the belt attachment:
With ClicLoc System:
To loosen the carrying strap and unlatch the lock, press and hold the marked oval position on the rubber armouring 1. The snap fit can now be pulled off and/or inserted. Make sure that the catch is always facing outwards and that it audibly engages while being inserted.
Without ClicLoc system:
Please loosen one end of the strap from the side loop and feed the strap from the top through the eyelet. 2 Now pull the carrying strap through the slide loop again and pull firmly on the strap to tighten it. Repeat these steps to fasten the other end of the strap in the same way.
Attaching the neoprene protection cover and the rain protection cover:
Several rain protection systems may be enclosed with your binoculars that are attached to the carrying strap. For neoprene protection covers, please ensure that the semicircular opening on the cover is placed over the focussing wheel 3. For rain protection covers, the strap retainer may be threaded laterally through the open eyelet 4 provided for this purpose.
Attaching the objective protection covers:
If your binoculars are equipped with locking ClicLoc objective protection covers, press on the visible depression to release the cover and pull it out of its retainer 5. To re-connect it, push the snap-on fastener back into the retainer until it is secure and audibly engages. Objective protection covers that are attached to the centre axis are removed by pulling them over the centre axis 6.
Adjusting the interocular distance and the eyecups:
Adjusting the interocular distance:
To adjust an individual interocular distance turn the two halves of the binoculars via the centre axis until you can see a round image.
To ensure optimum visibility through your STEINERS, the eyecups may be set to different positions:
Adjusting the eyecups (models with ErgoFlex and ergonomic eyecups): ergonomic 7, cylindrical 8 or for persons wearing glasses 9.
Adjusting the eyecups (models with cylindrical eyecups): cylindrical 8 or for persons wearing glasses 9.
Adjusting the eyecups (models with twist-up eyecups): ergonomic 7, cylindrical 8 or for persons wearing glasses 9.
Porro binoculars with Sports-Auto-Focus (see also key):
Adjust both dioptre settings to “0” and everything from approx. 20m and beyond is always sharp and clear. If this is not the case, one or both eyes may be ametropic. This has to be adjusted.
1. Choose a very detailed and remote object (approx. 200m distant).
2. Cover the left objective with your hand or the objective protection cover and look through the binoculars.
3. Now turn the dioptre setting on the right ocular until you can see an entirely sharp and clear image with your right eye.
4. Please repeat the same steps for the left eye. Now everything from 20m and beyond is always sharp and clear.
Porro binoculars with Sports-Auto-Focus PLUS:
Once set to the individual acuity (see Sports-Auto-Focus), Sports-Auto-Focus PLUS also offers you the possibility to focus objects close by (from a distance of 2m) by means of a short turn on the focussing wheel 13.
Roof binoculars with Fast-Close-Focus (see key also):
1. Choose a very detailed and remote object (approx. 200m distant).
2. Cover the left objective with your hand, or the objective protection cover if enclosed, and look through the binoculars.
3. Now turn the focussing wheel until you can see an entirely sharp and clear image with your right eye.
4. To adjust the left eye of the binoculars, cover the right objective and look through your binoculars. Then turn the dioptre setting on the left ocular until you see a sharp and clear image of the same object.
5. By turning the focusing wheel, it is now possible to focus the binoculars down to different distances giving outstandingly detailed and brilliant images.
Note: in the Discovery series you will find the dioptre setting on both oculars.
For STEINER marine binoculars equipped with an integrated compass, you will find a button 14 on the side of the compass housing to illuminate the compass display inside the ocular in the dark. To do so, simply press and hold the corresponding button. In order to use the compass at night the compass light is equipped with a battery.
To be able to also use the compass at night, the compass light is equipped with a battery.
Proceed as follows to change the battery:
Open the battery case 15. Now replace used battery/batteries and be careful to correctly assign the positive and/or negative pole terminals. When closing the battery cover, make sure that you close it tightly to prevent water from penetrating into the battery compartment.
Batteries must not be disposed of with household waste 16. Obtain information about the applicable regulations for the collection of WEEE (Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment) in your country.
Products with integrated precision reticle:
It is highly visible 17 and gives measurements in metres or feet (0.33m).
A boat with a height of 10m is intersecting your course. You read the value 20 from the number scale of the reticle. The distance to be calculated is the actual size, 10m in our example, divided by the read size, 20 m in our example, multiplied by 1000. 10 m / 20 = 0.5 x 1000 = 500 m. Thus, the ship is 500 m away.
Formula to use the measurement scale:
Distance: Actual size (e.g.10m)/Read size (e.g. 20m)x 1000= or
Actual size: Distance x read size/1000=
1 nautical mile = 1.852km
Cleaning/Maintenance and Important Product Information:
Cleaning your binoculars:
Remove dust and loose dirt on the lenses with a brush. Then use only a soft, possibly damp cloth to wipe the lenses. Failure to use a soft cloth can scratch the lenses. Wipe off salt water with a damp cloth then use a dry cloth to wipe the lenses.
Care for the rubber armouring:
Binoculars resistant to water pressure may be rinsed under running water using liquid soap. To close smaller hairline cracks that may be caused by UV radiation the rubber armouring should be treated with Cockpit Spray or Nigrin Plastic Care.
Product Serial Number:
All STEINERs have their own serial number. This allows you to ascertain when your binoculars were produced and it also provides a way (following the registration on the STEINER website) to identify them in case of loss or theft. You can find the serial number of your binoculars (depending on the model) at the front end of the binoculars’ axis, between the objectives 18, on the underside of the binoculars’ axis 19 or in the objective lens 20.
Important Safety Note:
Never look directly into the sun with your binoculars 21! This may cause serious damage to your eyes and possibly lead to blindness!