Commander 7x50

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The military-grade, porro prism Commander Series is the marine binocular choice for anyone who makes their living on the water – fishing guides, ship captains, tug boat operators, marine patrol and law enforcement. These binoculars are also for those who live aboard or spend weeks on the water - yacht owners, blue water sailors and racers - who need the best in marine optics. The Commander Series has every feature and all the performance serious mariners demand, backed by Steiner’s unrivaled reputation for total performance on land and sea.

Delivers top of the line image clarity, sharp edge-to-edge definition and contrast, and high light transmission for navigating in low light or fog.

Included Accessories: Case, Cleaning Cloth, Neck Strap, Objective Covers, Rain Guard, Shoulder Strap


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Product Features: 

7x Magnification

is the marine standard, with a wide, stable image for tracking other boats, buoys and bridge numbers even in rough water.

Floating Prism System

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

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.

High Definition Optics

incorporate the finest index-matched glass and advanced lens coatings for best-in-glass image clarity.

ClicLoc® system

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

Memory Diopter

provides handy mechanism to store and indicate your personal diopter setting.

Floating Neckstrap

is comfortably padded and bright yellow. It features 3M reflective trim making it highly visible keeping your Commander afloat and easy to spot in case of accidental spills.

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.

Steiner Nano-Protection®

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


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
23047 x50 mm438 ft at 1000 ydsSteiner Nano Protection®N/A
Field of View438 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens50 mm
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus66 ft
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Eye Relief20.2 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor18.7
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 33 ft
Weight38.4 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)6.2 in x 8.1 in x 14 in
Neck StrapFloating Strap
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Commander 7x50 is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner Commander 7x50 2304 By far the best I've used. Amazing view, So clear and the depth of color is superb. You can tell the quality as soon as you pick the up. Easy to focus. I love the case that came with it. that little bit extra just completes the package. I noticed when I use these at night the color is amazingly sharp and bright. Great 30 year life guarantee which just shows how confidant Steiner are. I'm more that happy with this product.
Date published: 2015-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Icebergs, bergy bits and growlers Iam a commercial ship's Captain and ice pilot. Although you would think that Panamax and Cape-size ships would carry good and well maintained binoculars, most don't! I first experienced Steiner binoculars in the 1980's and always hankered after a pair. In July of this year, 2019, I finally purchased the model 2304, 7X50 Steiner Commanders having become fed up with the poor binoculars on the ships I work on. The optics, light-gathering properties and all-round ruggedness of the Commanders are impressive. In low light, twilight and fog conditions of the Arctic, these binoculars certainly help to pick out multi-year sea ice and bergy bits. If they allow me to avoid damaging ice, they will have proven their worth many times over. I hope to get many years of good service from them!
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best marine binoculars available. I just bought a pair of Steiner 7x50 commander with compass. It is GREAT! I have used a few other brands in the past and none can match up to the Steiner’s. Excellent value for the money and a 30 year warranty really makes this a great value. Came with all the lens covers and floatable straps and a very high quality hard case for storage and transportation. These are a “must have” for any boat enthusiasts or sailor. Also did I mention that they are water proof. Great product. These baby’s set the standard in marine binoculars.
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My first pair of Steiners! Growing up as far back as I can remember my father owned a pair of military Steiner 7x50's (that he purchased back in the 1980's). I have a lot of hunting background growing up in eastern Co. and have spent countless hours looking through his pair of 7x50's and they in my opinion offer the best picture and field of view possible, not to mention their unmatched durability/ruggedness. Both me and my father agree that the Steiner 7x50 commanders that I recently purchased are nothing but perfection at its finest. Offering the great field of view the 7x50 objectives/magnification is know for and Nano-Protection lens coatings they couldn't of dreamed of back in the 1980's. Due to my love for Steiner products I have already purchased a GS3 4-20x50 rifle scope for my 30-06 and will continue to purchase Steiner products for years to come (like the MSR reflex sight). Don't forget about Steiner's amazing warranties.
Date published: 2015-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my third pair of Steiners! My first pair of Marine 7x50's was stolen off my boat. Heartbroken is the only way to describe that. I just replaced them with a sweet pair of new ones!There is just something about high quality gear, it has a certain feel ,and always performs when you need it. That is Steiner! They never disapoint me. I live on the water, I hunt , I fish and I do a lot of boating and I have had lots of binoculars, nothing compares to the quality of my Steiners. I will always grab them over any other optics.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Toss the accessories These are expensive Marine binoculars. Just received them and the carrying case and all straps.are fitted with steel hardware. Good for 30 days in a marine environment. Should be ashamed.
Date published: 2020-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from First class Very happy with this purchase. While more expensive to other manufacturers the quality of construction and lens quality are immediately apparent. If you consistently work/play in a very active waterway then these binoculars will be worth stepping up for.
Date published: 2015-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Crisp clear image from top notch binoculars The images through the lenses are crystal clear. They are rugged and feel almost indestructible. Great binoculars!
Date published: 2015-04-24
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Whats the main difference between navigator 7x50 pro and commander 7x50?

Asked by: Steve 777
The Commanders have a higher grade of glass and increased resistance to saltwater.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-07-25

Hello could you tell me where a can buy replacing part for commander v 7x50 Little plastic ring to maintain the rubber eye  On the lent ?

Asked by: My Le Present
Replacement parts are available from
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-11-23

what is the difference between the Commander 7x50 and the Commander 7x50 XP that i am seeing for sale on other sites, like dick's sporting goods and others?

Asked by: Mike C
The Commander XP is the older model, discontinued last year - minor improvements have been made to the field of View and the optics of the newer models.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2022-07-25

Where can I have my Commander III RECONDITIONED

Asked by: Paco7
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-07-25

what is the difference between the Commander 7x50 and the Comander XP 7x50.  There is about a $250 difference.

Asked by: Joe M
The Commander XP is an older model and is no longer produced. The differences are as follows. Commander has a wider field of view than the Commander XP (438' vs 392') Commanders are about .5 oz heavier than the Commander XP
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2022-07-25

I have your Commander RS 2000 binoculars and not sure how the range finder works. They're probably 20 years or more old.

Asked by: Retired Eddie
This manual will explain how to use that reticle:
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2024-02-01

Sirs, I have an old, trusted Steiner Commander 7x50, S/N 45127. I have a problem to replace the "button" cells: Which way are they put in and which way is the cover put back on??

Asked by: Gert
That is a bit more involved, if you follow the links below, our techs should be able to help.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-08-21

what is the fluid in the compass of the commander . where can i purchase the fluid?

Asked by: franklin 54
The fluid itself is not an item available for purchase through Steiner. If fluid has somehow leaked from your binoculars, they should be returned to us for service under the Heritage Warranty
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2022-07-25
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