MM830 Military-Marine 8x30

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The traits that earn Steiner binoculars such respect in combat – incredible toughness, exceptional clarity and reliable optical performance – are found in the civilian STEINER Military-Marine® Series. And, they feature Steiner’s Sports-Auto-Focus™ system for crisp, sharp images near and far without constant adjustment. Just set the focus to your eyes once, and you’ll have a constant, clear view of objects from 20 yards to infinity.

Light and easy to handle, with for bright images and a wide field of view for steady viewing, even on the move.

  • Magnification 8x
  • Weight 17.1 oz
  • Width 6.7
  • Height 4.2
  • Item no. 280



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Product Features: 

Floating Prism System

uses flexible silicone lens mount to absorb severe shock, impact and abuse without damage


Compact Design

is comfortable to carry, fits neatly in your pack, shifts balance into the palms for comfortable, long-time observation.


Sports-Auto Focus™ System

lets you focus each eyepiece to your vision once, then keeps images razor sharp from 20 yards to infinity. No more chasing focus on moving objects.


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.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
20387x50387 ft.N/AN/A
Field of View387 ft.
Objective Lens50
Focus SystemSports-Auto-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast
Close Focus65
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Twilight Factor18.7
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
Dimension (HxWxL)8 x 6 x 2.75
Neck StrapStandard
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

MM830 Military-Marine 8x30 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 45.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fine optics in medium size 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.
Date published: 2014-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Very crisp optics, but not waterproof with age 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.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was skeptical at first when I saw these at the 2 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.
Date published: 2015-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from War-zone proven 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.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner the bar all other companies shot for! 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.
Date published: 2014-10-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I am very happy with the MM830. 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.
Date published: 2017-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best investment 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
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good I bought another pair! 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.
Date published: 2016-06-19
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Is it water proof/resistant ???

Asked by: rpgielow
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-17

How to get a good clear focus if my eyes are different and each eye requires a separate focus; so do the binoculars work as IF - individually focused?

Asked by: MarkM
The Steiner Porro-prism binocular's eyepieces focus independently.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-14

Where are these binos made?

Asked by: 90mm
All Steiner binoculars come from Germany
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-14

What does 8x30 mean

Asked by: ric moncherton
8x = Magnification power (the image through the binoculars is magnified 8 times) 30mm = Objective lens diameter
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-11-12

For the green MM 8x30, Is a different cap/eye protector available other than the rain-shield. I would love to have something that is similar to the objective end that actually fits to protect the binoculars better.

Asked by: blantonwh
unfortunately no, the rainguard is not designed to be a fitted lens cover, but merely a shield to prevent moisture from collecting on the ocular lenses when the binoculars are worn with the neck strap
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-04-19

I have a pair of BLACK 8x30 Military Marine Binoculars that were purchased around 1994. I lost the eyecaps. In the center of the binoculars between the objective lenses I did locate this number 80801 10004. Is the part # I need K0000553?

Asked by: Mason62
Affirmative. Replacement parts for Steiner binoculars can be purchased from
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2017-01-27

 I have a pair of military Marine 8 x 30 I need to have rebuilt can you do it and how much would it cost Dog got hold of them and ate most of the rubber jacket and part of the ring on the  right eye sight

Asked by: Snakewake
please send them in and ask for a replacement pair as these are covered under the heritage warranty.
Answered by: godsaves
Date published: 2016-11-12

Do the STEINER Military-Marine 8x30 binos still have the optical coatings that game colors contrast for easier detection like the older predator pro series has?

Asked by: Charls
Negative. The MM binoculars do not have color adjusted coatings.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-10-14
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