Steiner Discovery 8x44 binocular Black
Feel the comfort of innovation
In close cooperation with birdwatchers from all over the world we developed innovations that are specially tailored to the requirements of birdwatching. It‘s obvious that these would have to meet or exceed the highest quality standards available. It’s also clear that they must possess an optical performance that delivers first-class light transmission, brightness, optimal contrast and true colours as well as and exact resolution of details. In addition to all the precision, our new range of Discovery binoculars offer absolute comfort and ease of use. The unique STEINER Comfort Balance System sets new standards in handling and comfort. This makes the Discovery 8x44 the perfect companion for short trips or long tours.
The new softgrips
With the new softgrips, the twist-up eyecups and the special Fast-Close-Focus the Discovery 8x44 combines benefits for perfect handling.
Our outstanding product features:
The Twist-up Eyecups offer optimum protection against incidental light from the side. They don‘t just block troublesome reflections, they ensure an extremely bright image. The three positions of the eyecups offer an ergonomic, a classic cylindrical and a position for people wearing glasses. If the eyecups do not fit exactly to your eyes, they can be adjusted as desired by the eyecup fine adjustment mechanism.
Our Softgrips for your thumbs ideally combine comfort with a firm grip on the binoculars. The lightweight and comfortable feel eliminates pressure points, particularly if you are observing for longer periods. At the same time, they give the binocular excellent balance.
The exceptional optical formula is our own development using the purest index matched glass, and coatings using rare-earth formulations of titanium, fluorite and other mineral substrates. The result is not only a first-class light transmission and a remarkable brightness- the images are crisply sharp and of the highest contrast right to the edge of the field of view. Contours are always clear and easily made out; incidental light is reduced to a minimum. Perfect, high resolution observing results are guaranteed, even under the worst weather conditions, in poor light or at the onset of dusk.
The roof prism system contains a specially developed dielectric mirror with a vapour-deposited phase correction coating. This high-tech phase correction gives exact resolution of detail and true colours. It also reflects up to 99% of incoming light. In addition, the dielectric mirrors prevent aging of respectively extends the life of the coating. Aging also means that there is a loss of light transmission after some time. The perfectly adjusted distance of the exit pupil and the large diameter of the ocular lens provide you with relaxed and exact observing experiences. You gain an “into-the-image” feeling, but you also achieve the highest comfort, even when viewing with low light or peripheral interference. The large above-average objective diameter of 44 mm guarantees clear, detailed and brilliant observation.
A small movement of the central focussing wheel with your finger is all that‘s needed to recognise details from close-up to infinity quickly and with absolute sharpness. The Fast-Close-Focus completely bypasses the need for clumsy and time consuming turning of the focussing wheel. The focusing knob with stepless, attenuated adjustment makes focusing quick, smooth and easy even when wearing thick gloves in bitterly cold weather. With an excellent close focus range, an extremely comfortable handling with perfect focussing in an unbelievably short time is provided.
Dual Precision Setting
The Discovery delivers sharper images than any other binoculars thanks to its Dual Precision Setting. No other birding binoculars allow you to focus both eyes independently of each other. It's done directly at the ocular, and thus a perfect image is created for each eye. The Dual Precision Setting allows massive differences in dioptre strength on each eye to be compensated for. Simply set the dioptre strength for each eye and you will always see sharply without having to readjust. Those without vision impairment simply set the control to "0".
Distance Control System
The Distance Control System guarantees fast and easy recognition of e.g. birds. Focussing takes place before you hold the binocular up for viewing. When observing, the distance to the bird it can be read off in the binoculars at any time. If desired you can preset the distance even before you start looking at the bird. This gives you more valuable time for identification.
Unsurpassed clear vision is offered by the proven STEINER Nano-Protection®. It provides the lenses with a dirt and water resistant surface, protecting them against aggressive environmental effects. Rain, salt-water, snow and moisture are eliminated from your view by this repelling layer. Cleaning is considerably simplified and hard-to-remove dirt becomes a thing of the past. The ultra-thin hydrophobic surface treatment on the objective and ocular lenses is extremely robust and ensures that your binoculars will deliver high-contrast brilliant images across the decades.
Nitrogen pressure filling via 2-way-valve technology
Fogging up or the formation of condensation inside the binoculars is totally prevented by this high-tech solution. Even temperature variations between -40° and +80°C do not have any adverse effects on the functionality of STEINER nitrogen-filled binoculars. The unique 2-way-valve technology makes inspection, service and maintenance possible even after a number of years. Your binoculars are always ready for action under the most extreme conditions or in the worst weather conditions. Optical quality and precision are maintained for decades.
NBR-Longlife rubber armouring
Rough weather, cold hands, strong wind are extreme forces for you and your equipment. With the NBR-Longlife rubber armouring you master every condition. This chemical formula is not only extremely robust, it also gives you a very good grip, in cold, heat, rain, sea water and the sun‘s rays. For a perfect grip, the rubber composite should be soft and non-slip, but on the other hand, the harder it is, the more durable it will be. The NBR-Longlife rubber composite is a perfect solution that makes the binocular a pleasure to hold. It is resistant against oil, acid, salt water and even bird droppings. A rubber armouring that is at the same time soft, non-slip and prevents annoying noises. The new NBR-Longlife rubber armouring guarantees an even longer life for your binoculars.
Under the outer armouring hides a high-tech, lightweight, high pressure, cast magnesium alloy chassis that delivers unrivalled stability. This material makes the housing even more shockproof and thus much more rugged. At the same time it keeps the weight down and enables compact construction. With this sturdy construction, your binoculars will master the toughest action.
ClicLoc strap attachment
With this carefully thought-out STEINER strap attachment, your binoculars always remain firmly attached to the strap. The ClicLoc strap attachment system makes removal quick, in one easy movement.
The Discovery is delivered with a soft carrying case and has a wide range of standard accessories such as a neoprene rain protection cap, objective covers and carrying straps. The comfortable carrying strap is extra-wide and has a coating that is kind to your skin. It is non-slip and padded. This special attention to comfort means that you can easily carry the binoculars for a long period. The accompanying neoprene rain protection cover is completely waterproof and prevents contamination by rain or dust. Your binoculars are therefore always at the ready and the valuable optics are protected when carrying them due to the shock-absorbing effect of the neoprene. For observation, simply unclip the fastener stud, slip off the neoprene cover and let it hang down on the other side of the carrying strap.
The comfortable carrying strap is extra-wide and has a coating that is kind to your skin and it is non-slip.
30 year warranty
We offer a 30 year warranty. If you need a repair, our team of technical experts will check out your binoculars and repair them within the terms of the warranty agreement.
Weight & dimensions
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||126 x 65 x 188 mm|
|Objective diameter:||4.4 cm|
|Exit pupil:||5.5 mm|
|Closest focusing distance:||2 m|
|Waterproof up to:||5 m|