Predator 8x42

Steiner Predator 8x42 Binocular

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  • Steiner Predator 8x42 Binocular
  • Steiner Predator 8x42 Binocular
  • Hunting Predator 8x42 Binocular Coyote Hunt Hunter On Mountain

From close up to far away, this mid-size binocular delivers bright, crisp images without added bulk or weight

The Predator Series was made for hunters who demand all-around capability in their optics - mobility without weight, ease of use and bright picture in any light. With its lightweight roof prism design, game-revealing CAT™ (color adjusted transmission) coatings and excellent low-light performance, this is the perfect choice for turkey hunters, bowhunters, black powder enthusiasts and anyone who hunts the early season or in heavy cover.

  • Magnification 8x
  • Weight 26.1 oz
  • Width 4.9 in.
  • Height 6.9 in.
  • Item no. 2443



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Product Features: 

CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission

amplifies contrast in the peak human vision sensitivity range, to spot game in any environment.


Optimized Light Transmission

with latest generation advances in low light performance and brighter images and up to 3-4% better light transmission.


Lightweight Roof Prism Design

has less bulk to fit in your pack and stay out of the way while hunting



central focusing wheel requires minimal rotation for quick, absolute sharpness from close up to infinity.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.


N2 injection™ system

seals 14-psi pressurized dry nitrogen into the optic, for fogproof clarity in any condition - from artic cold to desert heat.


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial Feature
24438x42381 ft.CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission CoatingsBUY NOW
Field of View381 ft.
Objective Lens42
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT™
Close Focus6
Exit Pupil5.3 mm
Twilight Factor18.4
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 3 ft.
Weight26.1 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)6.9 x 4.9 x 2.5
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Predator 8x42 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great binos however... Bought these just over a month ago and am really satisfied with their image clarity. For the price they are an awesome pair of binoculars. I use them for hunting and they really do make animals pop out. My only gripe with these is that a month or so in and the eyepieces are already scratched, a scratch proof coating should definitely be applied on these for the future. I've had other binos for years and years and they still don't have a single scratch. I always brush off the glass then use micro fibre so it's not in the way I'm cleaning them. They should be more rugged, a month and scratches isn't acceptable for hunting optics. Great binos I'd have given them a 5 if they were more rugged. Warranty has been contacted so waiting for a reply to see what they can do for me. If it wasn't for the scratches I'd give these a 5/5.
Date published: 2014-08-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made, outstanding bargain. A great set of 8x42 roof prism binoculars. Unique coatings, specifically geared towards the hunter. Compared to other 8 x 42 bins in the mid-priced category, a stellar product. Easily one of the best bargains on a binocular of this quality, anywhere. My only issue is Steiner is so little known in the birding community. Well, well known in the tactical / military realm, but very little presence in the birding community, which is a shame because their product is on par with any of their peers.
Date published: 2014-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Initial thoughts on my Steiner Predator I have just received these binoculars and have been playing with them and comparing them to a pair of Vortex Crossfires. I thought the Vortex were nice, I still do. But in comparson, the Steiner Predators are clearer. How I define clearer is when looking out to the edges, there is no blurring with the Predators. I didn't really notice this until I did look thru the Steiners, there really is a difference. Of course they have been great for leaf peeping. Plus, I got a great deal on these.
Date published: 2015-10-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from From competators mini car to a Jet in comparrison Tested last fall for long range Moose Hunting in Northern Ontario. Peformed wonderful. Chrisp clear images that youi can,t compare to other products. Very pleased with the Steiner Optics.
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Hunting Binoculars I have ever owned !! I had purchased a used pair of these binos shortly after they were introduced and immediately fell in love with them. I used them extensively for hunting and wildlife stalking excursions with absolute fantastic results. This past whitetail season in Pa. I had my predators along and had a mishap that ended with my prize binocs sliding off a rock ledge and into the Lehigh River. Sick about what had happened I knew I had to have another exact pair. That's how good they were. I scoured the Internet and called Steiner to help me find a Dealer who might have a pair of these left in stock, since they are not being made anymore. I finally located a pair of new in box in Missouri at Binocular Specialists. They were great folks to deal with and they gave me a great deal. I had them within three days and once again i'm enjoying the Best Hunting binocular money can buy. Steiner's are the best value, dollar for dollar !!
Date published: 2016-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent optics for the money These binoculars provide a lot of value for the money . I have owned high end binoculars from Nikon , Pentax . Burris and Bauch & Lomb . So i have quite a bit of experience with other brands . In their price range these are excellent binoculars . Nice sharp images due to the quality lens . Would highly recommend these binoculars .
Date published: 2015-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Binoculars I have had a pair for over a year. Fantastic birding bins. The coating makes to colors pop out. Great for finding that warbler amidst the brush and leaves. Extremely rugged in the field. Fantastic for birding...
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Predator 8x42 for marine use I wanted to have the best quality and after researching all my options decided to try Steiner. The quality and performance exceeds my expectations and I'm thrilled to now own my first top quality optic product! I'm looking forward to decades of use to help me in navigation and general wild life sightings. Not only are the optics first class but the ergonomics and accessories complete the overall enjoyment and ease of use.
Date published: 2016-07-23
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My orgonic eyecups have a tear in them can that be replaced ? It's hunting season and i need them.these are the best i ever tried

Asked by: Beardman
if you would like to purchase replacement eyecups, visit Otherwise, we would be happy to service your binoculars free of charge under the Heritage Warranty. You may create a support case at , or by calling 888.550.6255
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-11-18

What is the difference between the Predator 8x42MM 2443 and the Predator Pro 8x42MM?

Asked by: john54
The Predator Pro is simply an older version of the Predator - the differences are purely cosmetic in nature.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-31

What is the exit pupil size ? I can't find a technical spec sheet on these?

Asked by: stuart22
Exit Pupil for this model is 5.25mm
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-19

Can the angled eye cups be removed for eyeglass wearers? If so, is there still adequate rubber there to avoid scratching the lens?

Asked by: Steve S
They cannot be removed, but they can be folded down.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-03

What is the interpupilary distance range on these predator series binos. I have very wide set pupils and my wife has very narrow.

Asked by: Marlow
Roughly 56-74mm (+/- 2mm)
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-07-22

Is there a extreme pro series ? I go on-line and fine a variation in prices of 200 dollars. Can you explain?

Asked by: horsen
The Predator Xtreme and Predator Pro are older models. They've been discontinued for quite some time, but they are very similar to the current Predator line.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-07-21

I own a pair of preditor 8x42. Something inside is loose and they are not usable. They are approx. three years old. I doubt I can find my receipt  . Wondering if they would be covered under warranty. If so, where do I send them?  Russell

Asked by: Russell The above page will direct you to our repair center
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-05-27

Is there a tripod attachment for Predator 8x42?

Asked by: Dbdrivers
Yes, there is a small cap on the objective end of the hinge that can be unscrewed to reveal a 1/4" threaded hole intended for a tripod stud
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-05-02
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