M1580 15x80

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For visual efficiency, extended-viewing comfort and object detail, traditional spotting scopes can’t compare to these high power military binoculars. Originally developed for perimeter and border patrol applications, they now serve military and law enforcement agencies around the world. The massive 80mm objective lenses and unmatched Steiner quality deliver far superior low-light performance and image acuity for artillery teams, SEAL missions, surveillance missions, air traffic controllers, forest fighters and naval patrols.

Offers exceptionally bright images in all light conditions, especially useful for nighttime ops. Crisp resolution and a wide field of view help you locate and identify targets faster and more accurately.

Included Accessories: Neck Strap, Objective Cover, Rain Protection Cap


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Product Features: 

Floating Prism System

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


Multi-Coated Optics

are state-of-art for brighter picture, higher contrast and sharply contoured images with natural color definition.


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.


N2 Injection™ system

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


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.



to 16 feet pressurized nitrogen filled tubes resist water intrusion even when submerged.


Tripod Mount

is included for perfect image stability for long term observation.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
267015 x80 mm216 ft at 1000 ydsTripod Mount, Military Specifications-
Field of View216 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens80 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsFully Multi-Coated
Close Focus197 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil7.1 mm
Eye Relief13 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor34.6
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft
Weight68.1 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)11.6 in x 8.9 in x 14 in
Neck StrapYes
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen Filled-
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry Case-

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I'am looking to buy a Tripod mount for my 15 x 80 Steiner Binoculars. Do you sell them?

Asked by: Felix
Those can be obtained from www.steinerpartsdirect.com
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2017-12-19

The photos of the M1580 show some sort of an attachment part about 15cm connecting the binoculars to the tripod ball head.  What is that attachment?  Is it something standard that I can easily find at camera stores?

Asked by: M49M49
The tripod adapter is included in the packaging for the binoculars when purchased new. If you own a pair and the adapter is missing or lost, they can be purchased from Steinerpartsdirect.com
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-21

Hi, i was wondering when this model was first manufactured, first years of production? Mine has serial number 80101

Asked by: Alegun
If those only have 5 digits, those were made 1980. If it has a total of 10 digits, they were made in 1981. Depending on the exact model/style those were out around 1979 or 1980.
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2024-02-20

Goodday, where can I buy the eye pieces for my 15x80 military binoculars ?

Asked by: Pieter
We recommend www.steinerpartsdirect.com
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-09-21

Hi, Are there any export restrictions for shipping to the UK of the M1580 15x80 please and if not what would be the cost of shipping. Thanks Tracy Kendle

Asked by: Tracy Ken
Please visit www.steiner.de to locate a dealer near you.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-09-09

Sir: What is the thread size for the tripod mount adapter for the M1580? Thank you.

Asked by: Pyotr
Standard 1/2-20
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-01-08

Regarding the same question yesterday, I am not talking the tripod mount that comes with the package.  I have a tripod mount with my 1580C.  The device on your photos are much longer and bigger.  They are like 6 to 8 inches long.  Do you see it?

Asked by: M49M49
The tripod adapter included in the packaging is the only tripod adapter we manufacture for that binocular. I'm not sure what picture you are seeing, but if you would like to share with us directly, you can email [email protected] or create a support case at steiner-optics.com/repairs
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-20

I have a pair of the M1580 and they need maintenance or repair, do I take these to a dealer or is there a special process I need to accomplish?

Asked by: Jake R
We can absolutely take those in for service! Here is a link to our Support Portal: https://steiner.supportsync.com/
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-03-21
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