Predator AF 10x42

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A giant leap forward in binocular design and function. This advanced optical design keeps everything in focus, near and far.

10x magnification, CAT coatings and a wide field of view make these the ideal hunting binocular. Steiner’s unique CAT (Color Adjusted Transmission) technology let you see deer and other game that are hiding in foliage and shade.

The new Predator AF keeps prey in focus at any speed, any distance. Advanced CAT™ lenses reveal game hidden in cover or shadow. Bright 3D depth and detail enhance your target in all conditions. 8x30 or 10x42 power. Bombproof Makrolon® body. Agile open-bridge design. Waterproof, fogproof, razor-sharp scouting anywhere. Clearly, this is the one to take when you’re out for meat.

Included Accessories: Case, Cleaning Cloth, Strap awarded the Steiner Predator AF binoculars as the "2019 Best Lightweight/Travel Binocular for Hunting."

"One of the standout features is that these use special lens coatings that help certain game and other wildlife like deer stand out against their environment." - Read Review Here


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Product Features: 

CAT™ Color Adjusted Transmission

amplifies contrast in the peak human vision sensitivity range, to spot game in any environment.




Always Focused

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.



Open-Bridge Design

makes this binocular lighter and easier to grip. It’s also more comfortable to hold when scouting for game.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
204610 x42 mm381 yd at 1000 ft--
Field of View381 yd at 1000 ft
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemAuto Focus
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT™
Close Focus6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil16.8 mm
Eye Relief-
IP Distance56 - 72 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor20.49
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
Weight30.3 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)5.9 in x 7.5 in x 5.9 in
Neck StrapComfort Plus
Neck Strap AttachmentFixed
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen Filled-
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Predator AF 10x42 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I'm sold Ok, I’m sold.​ I purchased the Steiner Model 2444 Predator 10x42 Binoculars, the fit and finish is just what I expected from Steiner.​ These binos are very comfortable to hold very comfortable to look through, easy to configure for your (or rather my) eyes and easy to carry at less than two pounds.​ I love the way the strap attaches to the binos and how easy it is to take off.​ I have a chest rig that I like to carry my binos on and it was no problem converting it to work with these.​ How awesome Steiner, I didn’t have to replace my trusty chest rig.​ I did a side by side comparison of these and the binos I have been using.​ Looking through my Bushnell 10x42 then looking through these, I didn’t see much difference; I was looking at a small herd of antelope at about 850 yards. But when I put one eye in the Bushnells and one eye in the Steiners, it became very clear which binos were superior.​ Let there be no doubt the Steiner Predator 10x42 was clearer, brighter and I was able to see more detail on the antelope.​ The Steiner Predator 10x42 have become my primary binos and the Bushnells have been relegated to my backup binos.
Date published: 2019-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from steiner predator af 10x42 I purchased these a few weeks ago to replace some old Steiner's I had for years that got stolen. Wow these new ones are amazing. I showed them to the people I work with and they were blown away by the clarity and the 3d effects. I would recommend them to everyone
Date published: 2020-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bang for your buck I have been a loyal user of Steiner binoculars for 20 years. They stand by their product 100%. I am an avid hunter and put my glasses to the test, hunting in rain and snow. Steiner stands behind their products and the service dept. is top notch. Go Steiner.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good for long range view It was a replacement of 8x30 that I lost in the forest. The power is brilliant but it needed to refocus between near and far object
Date published: 2020-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful design Crystal clear image, comfortable in the hands, and a major upgrade from my old pair of Binoculars. I can’t wait to test them more in the field.
Date published: 2020-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Predators are the best I’ve had these for a short time, but they are awesome. Excellent clarity and they seem sturdy and solid. I’m very pleased.
Date published: 2021-01-16
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What are the two black sleeves that come with these?

Asked by: Lynzi
Those protect the eyepieces.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-07-19

To whom it may concern, could you please explain what "8x30 or 10x42" stands for? Thank you, best regards.

Asked by: Marti
Hello, The first number is the magnification, and the second number is the objective lens size. These two factors help decide what pair is necessary for what application.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-08-24

I need a eye cap for 10x42 predators. They are15-20 years old and not shaped like the news ones listed.  Can I get an eye cap from you? 

Asked by: JO 777
Replacement parts can be obtained from
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-12-05

Where are these made?

Asked by: Guynamedbrad
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-11-21

How do you attach this model to a tripod? Is there a compatible adapter?

Asked by: James 166
For the Predator AF binos I'd recommend a universal tripod adapter strap. Something like this:
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-10-27

Does the AF used batteries?

Asked by: Tony 43
They do not require any power. It is done by setting each eyepiece individually.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-11-18

Are these auto focus? Is there a knob to focus manually? I don’t understand how these work. Thank you 

Asked by: Natt
Each eye is set individually at a set distance so that your eyes can focus when looking through. There is no focus wheel, if that makes sense.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-11-21

Looking at the predator AF 10x42. What kind of warranty does it come with. Thanks. 

Asked by: PDBa
It comes with our lifetime Heritage Warranty.
Answered by: Steiner Technical Support
Date published: 2024-01-29
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