Peregrine 8x42

The Birder's Binocular

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Finding, following and identifying requires a specialized balance of power, clarity, color and comfort. Here it is.

Wide field of view, bright image and high image stability make finding and following faster and easier, even in low light. Versatile choice for all kinds of viewing.

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


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Product Features: 

Phase coated high-contrast optics

provide bright, true color, sharp 3D images, and exceptionally fine detail for positive identification.

Distance Control System

lets you pre-set focus at a known distance, for a fast, clear view you can fine-tune with a quick wheel turn.

Fast-Close Focus

delivers a razor-sharp image as close as 2 yards, letting you use a single optic for clear viewing at virtually any distance.

Rubber-armored Makrolon® housing

Waterproof, fogproof, shockproof

Lightweight, packable roof prism design

Ergonomic frame and eyecups


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
20508 x42 mm375 feet at 1000 yards--
Field of View375 feet at 1000 yards
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsPhase-Coated
Close Focus6.6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil5.25 mm
Eye Relief-
IP Distance57 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor18.33
EyecupsErgonomic Rotary
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofUp to 9.84 ft
Weight26.6 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)2.5 in x 4.73 in x 6.9 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentUniversal
Special FeaturesDistance Control System
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Peregrine 8x42 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Peregrine 8x42 I use these Binoculars and a pair of canon 12x36 is 3 just for peregrine falcon watching here in Gibraltar. I have a few ED binoculars such as the Celestron granite 7x33 which are very good but has a warm tone to the image so you don’t see the the true colors of the subject plus they have image softness. The Peregrines produce exact color reproduction of the subject you are viewing, although not ED the image to me is Sharper and has edge to edge clarity and sharpness which to me is far more important than ED and having Outer softness on the lens. Not a lot of binoculars give edge to edge sharpness you have to pay top dollar, not with these that is why I ham so happy with them. I hope Steiner make this binocular in the next 5.0 edition the ultimate bird Bino ever. Every time I look through these the image is perfect
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best glass yet I went hunting with a buddy of mine who owns a pair of the 8x42. Using those we spotted, got on and had two success hunts. We would never have had the success we did. I have two pairs of binoculars from other companies and I went I got of pair of these when I saw how good his were. Low light, over cast sky, snow, it didn’t matter. These glasses out preformed anything I’ve seen before.
Date published: 2019-12-22
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Will a harness strap connect to my peregrine 8.5x50? If so where can I purchase them ?  Love them but the quick clips keep falling out 

Asked by: Tapp
The harness will attach to the click locks and they will attach to the binoculars.
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2024-04-18

Do they still employ the “click-in” strap connector or has Steiner moved to a more universal connection?  If changed, what model year was the first with universal strap connectors?

Asked by: WooBirder
The Peregrines feature the click-lock attachments.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-23

I bought a used Peregrine carrying the number0749967. Could you please tell me when it was manufactured?

Asked by: Manuel
Hello, That would indicate they were made in 2004.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-01-03
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