HX 15x56

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With the innovative HX Series, you've got a new arsenal of optics to match your style and quarry. The high-precision roof prism design, advanced lens coatings, ergonomic rubber-armored polycarb frames, and four specific-performance models let you focus on your individual adventure like never before.

Pick your challenge, and there's new HX to master it. From dark woods to sunlit ridges, lowland bogs to the high plains, new optical approaches and frame designs promise brighter, clearer images, extended field of view, easier handling, and all-weather toughness to bring more success to every hunt.

The Steiner HX 15x56 won two "Best of 2018" awards from BestBinocularReviews.com, for best hunting binocular and best high power binocular: "For such a high magnification, the brightness and general quality of the view is you get through these is also super impressive. I was particularly blown away by the very low level of color fringing, which on high powered devices is usually far more obvious."


  • Magnification: 15x
  • Weight: 44.3 oz
  • Width: 5.7
  • Height: 6.5
  • Item no. 2018
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Product Features: 

New Frame Design

makes the HX binoculars easier to grip, more comfortable for extending scouting.


Bright, Crisp Images

are the result of new lens coatings that increase light transmission across the spectrum.


Wider Field of View

helps you spot wildlife more quickly, at greater distances, than ever before.



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


Ergonomic Eyecups

shield against side light and drafts for clear, crisp view.


Steiner Nano-Protection

hydrophobic molecular coating creates a lens surface so smooth, water sheets off and dirt, dust, snow, and fingerprints are repelled.


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.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
201815 x56 mm332 ft at 1000 ydsN/A-
Field of View332 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens56 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus8 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil5.6 mm
Eye Relief15.4 mm
IP Distance58 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 4 dpt
Twilight Factor28.9
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 10 ft.
Weight44.1 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)7.1 in x 5.6 in x 12 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClikLoc
Special FeaturesSteiner Nano Protection
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

HX 15x56 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner standing behind their products!! My name is Wayne S. I live in Alabama and have owned a Steiner night hunter pair of binoculars for somewhere in the neighborhood of 8 to 10 years and have been very very happy with them. I am not sure what caused the night hunters to get moisture inside of them but will say I used them, didn't abuse them but they where we'll used. After the moisture showed up inside of night hunters I sent them back to Steiner for repair and instead of repair Steiner sent me back a new pair that was I think even better than the night hunter. So I rate Steiner no. 1 because they stand completely behind what they sell. I will always recommend Steiner to anyone because just because the sale is over Steiner is always their backing up their product . Thanks Steiner Wayne S. Alabama
Date published: 2016-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy On The Eyes I live in Arizona and when I'm in the field I glass a lot. These bino's are very easy on the eyes. No headaches or eye strain from hours behind the tripod. I also have the HX 8x42. I use the 15's for spotting and the 8's for the stalk. Stays clear in the rain and as bright and clear as the other European glass that costs twice as much. You can't go wrong with the HX.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills a nice niech. The Steiner HX 15x56 is an amazing piece of equipment that is perfect for getting the small details on animals in less than perfect lighting conditions. (Long or short distances) 15X is hard to find in binoculars and has to be top quality to perform. These Steiner’s exceeded all expectations. I have only used Nikon and Zeiss and these exceed the performance of both. The 15x56 fill the perfect gap between hard to use sporting scopes and your average power binoculars or rangefinders. Get yourself a pair and see why Steiner is legendary.
Date published: 2018-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Binos I usually do not waste time on writing reviews. But I make an exception this time. I have all kinds of high end binos; Swar, Optolypth, Zeiss but Steiner is the best in value and performance. I do a lot of low light huntings and HX15x56 is the best.
Date published: 2018-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Impressive quality,clarity, attn. to detail, etc. Did a lot of research before purchasing the HX 15x56. After much reading and watching numerous reviews on nearly every similar configuration and manufacturer, I found myself coming back to these, repeatedly. I was not disappointed when I received them. I highly recommend any Steiner product, specifically this model should you be interested in the 15x56 sized binoculars.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HX 15X56 Bought the 10x42 HX back in October 2018, Great glass . Purchased the 15X56 HX March of 2019 Very impressive . Steiner Scopes and Binoculars are top notch. 5 Stars
Date published: 2019-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Binoculars You can feel the quality as you pick up and hold these binoculars. They are a bit bulky and heavy, much more than I am used to but expected with the 56mm objective lens. Going to take to the field in November, so will have more to add after the trip to Montana...
Date published: 2018-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome set of binoculars! I just received this set, played around with them at the house but haven't had a chance to use them on a hunt yet. Awesome features on the HX 15X56, crisp view very clear glass! Would recommend!
Date published: 2019-04-08
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Is there a tripod mount point? Also if so will it come with adapter?

Asked by: Jon w
The center hinge cap can be removed to reveal a hole for 1/4" tripod stud. A right angle adapter is not included
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-02-10

I just purchased the 15x56 for an alaska hunt. What tripod and adapter should I utilize?

Asked by: Tfiles
To be honest, that will depend on the parameters of your hunt. They can use any standard 1/4=20 adapter.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-06-16

Do the 12x56 binos have a tripod aattachment?

Asked by: Buzz4545
These are tripod adaptable.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-09-24

I've owned 10X50 Night hunter for over 15 years and very pleased with them, however, they are starting to fog and the external coating is deteriorating. Is the night vision as remarkable for the HX 15X56?

Asked by: texasmaverick
Yes the low light capabilities of the HX series are definitely on par with the venerable Night Hunter. We are happy to service your Night Hunter binoculars. http://www.steiner-optics.com/product-warranties
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-02-10

How do I order replacement eyecups for the model HX 15 x 56 binoculars? This model is not shown on the parts/repair site.

Asked by: Rkuhndog
If the parts are not on the website, please give them a call. 772-325-1515. Alternatively send us a case here and we'll try to track some down: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-11-19

1. What is the closest vewing distance.  2. How are they adjusted and does each eye have to be adjusted for each distance. 3. I am using on land but i have friends buying the marine 10x50 which I think allows a lot more light in to the eye. Better or not?

Asked by: Tom 1
1. 8 feet 2. The center focus wheel focuses both barrels in tandem, while the left eyepiece is independently adjustable for diopter 3. 'better' is a relative term. The MM1050 are a porro prism design with the advantage of independently adjustable eyepieces (Sports-Auto-Focus) with a general high-contrast coating. The HX on the other hand, is a roof-prism binocular with a typical center-focus wheel, and high definition optics optimized for use while hunting.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-04-19

Once the eye cups are twisted up the entire way, Can the rubber eye cups twist a full 360° to accommodate different head shapes and sizes? 

Asked by: Ryan19
yes, they rubber, winged portions of each eyecup spins independently from the eyecup extension mechanism.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-02-10

Does the Steiner HX 15x56 come with or ready for a tripod mount adapter?

Asked by: DPMC
Yes they do.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-03-26
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