Military Marine 8x30

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The civilian version of our proven military binoculars, adapted for rugged all-around use. as sharp, clear and battle-worthy as the warrior models they’re based on.

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

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


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Product Features: 

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.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
20338 x30 mm390 ft at 1000 yds--
Field of View390 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens30 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsFully Coated High Contrast
Close Focus66 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil3.75 mm
Eye Relief15 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor15.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
Weight17.1 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)4.2 in x 6.7 in x 9 in
Neck StrapComfort
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledNo
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Military Marine 8x30 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from durable and great optics We bought the 8X30 military/Marine 10 years ago for our ranch and nature viewing. They are still going strong and get used almost daily year round. These binoculars get carried around on a Quad as we check cattle over open rangeland, which can be quite rough. The optics are still in perfect shape. We decided to get another 8X30 to have if we go on vacation while our family has the 10 year old set to use on the ranch. Other people have tried them and bought their own 8X30.
Date published: 2018-02-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, only because of the warranty. I've had these bino's for a few months now, using them for both hunting and boating. I love the compact size and overall quality of them. However one day of light rain fogged up one side of the bino. I've sent them back for repair, hopefully I don't have anymore issues with them after this because before they fogged up they were great.
Date published: 2018-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner is the best Everyone who uses the binoculars is amazed at how good and bright the image is. The auto focus feature is awesome.
Date published: 2017-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great buy Good product, well made, bright view, easy to use, light...
Date published: 2018-02-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good during day only GREAT viewing during the day. HORRIBLE at night if there is more than one light source. Many many halos and the factory warranty folks say its normal. Yuck. So if your using them during the day. Check Low light conditions on a hunting trip, Check using them for surveillance ops or anywhere that has more than one light source in the field of view....NO WAY, do not buy.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Long time admirer, first time buyer. I had wanted a set of Steiner binos since 1984 when I saw my first pair of Military-Marines in the storefront window in Aschaffenburg, Germany. I had been thinking about getting one recently after seeing one recently. I appreciate the rubber armor and the durability that comes with that. The optics are phenomenal with crystal clarity. The movement is smooth like butter on the center axis hinge and when I set my diopter. The instructions are informative on how to set up the diopters for the user. I will enjoy this for many many years!
Date published: 2021-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use brilliant images! I received my Military Marine 8x30 approximately 2 weeks ago. I was able to play a little but last weekend I was on a camping trip with my son and I brought them with me. So glad I did, I was able to enjoy super clear images of various wildlife around the campsite.
Date published: 2019-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from TOP RATED Bought the Steiner binoculars after reading many reviews on binoculars. Steiner definitely leads the pack. Compact, rugged, extremely clear optics. We couldn’t be happier with our purchase. Thanks to Steiner for manufacturing
Date published: 2021-03-24
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Military-Marine 8x30.  Where are these binoculars manufactured?

Asked by: Swordfish 5
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-14

Where can I find. Replacement rubber eyecups for military/marine 8x30 binoculars?

Asked by: Clovis
For replacement parts please visit
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-14

Is the prism glass BAK4 or BAK7?

Asked by: Wilsoni
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-09-21

I thought these were made in Germany, but when I received them the box had a giant sticker on it that said, "Made in Vietnam." So where are they made? Germany or Vietnam?

Asked by: bob27
None of our products are made in Vietnam. They all come from Germany. It is possible you received knock-offs. Please send us an email at
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-07-28

What are the N2 fog stop and how do they work?

Asked by: Hankster50
These binos are purged with nitrogen and then sealed to prevent any loss of N2 gas caused by changes in pressure or temperature. This sealing process makes nitrogen-purged optics perform better in wet and humid conditions and prevents the development of fungus and mold that can easily form in moist, enclosed atmospheres.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-14

Is this item(2033) the same as item(280)? Are they the same quality? Thank you 

Asked by: Ghostrider
Yes they are the same. 2033 is the new item number for those.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-14

I have a pair of 8x30 Military Marine binoculars that I purchased about 15 or 20 years ago.  One side has fogged up and hasn’t cleared up for about a week.   Are these under warranty?   If so, what do I need to do to send them in? 

Asked by: Hunter7
We'll get you squared away.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-14

What waterproof standard(s) does the military-marine 8x30 meet?

Asked by: JimN
Hello, The Military Marine binoculars are waterproof to withstand rain and the elements but they are not rated as submersible.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-30
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