Predator AF 8x30

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

Lightweight and compact, the 8x30 won’t slow you down in pursuit of your next trophy. 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.

BestBinocularsReviews.com awarded the Steiner Predator AF binoculars as the "2020 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." "Because these binoculars have a focus free system, they don't have a wheel and thus you get this beautiful open bridge design that I REALLY love"  Read the full review here

MSRP: 
$350.99
Available from Steiner for: 
$320.24

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
20458x30 mm302 ft at 1000 yardsCAT Color Adjusted CoatingsN/A
Field of View302 ft at 1000 yards
Objective Lens30 mm
Focus SystemAuto-Focus
Optics SystemsHigh Contrast CAT Color Adjusted Coatings
Close Focus20 yds
Exit Pupil15
Luminosity14.06
Twilight Factor15.49
EyecupsErgonomic
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofRainproof IPX4
Weight19 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)4.7 x 6.5 x 2.1
Neck StrapComfort Plus
Neck Strap AttachmentFixed
BatteryNone
Special FeaturesCAT Color Adjusted Coatings
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Predator AF 8x30 is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice medium size binoculars with unique coatings I purchased the 8X30 Predator AF with the CAT coatings, it was the advertised CAT coatings that made me want these. Along with the individual focus feature of the eyepieces...no center focus wheel for these binoculars I get so tired of constantly rotating that center focus on other binoculars. As for these, I took them out and dialed in the individual diopters on my land. Here is what I found: 1) these things are lightweight and feel good in your hands, 2) they also feel durable...rugged feeling for binoculars, 3) the coatings are kinda wild looking, the coatings are real green...very unique looking glass, 4) the view thru these is unique I found that using these over around 500 to 600 yards of open pasture these are no better or worse than another pair of excellent condition 8X30 binoculars. HOWEVER, when I switched over to scanning the thick, heavy woods on my property where I hunt deer, these 8X30 Predator AF's with CAT coatings are basically a totally different type of binocular. Using them to view thickly wooded terrain, I can pick stuff out more easily deep in the forest than with "regular" 8X30s with regular coatings. I assume it has to be the advertised CAT coatings. I cant wait to try these out come spring and summer when the leaves are out on the trees and there is heavy green on my farm.
Date published: 2019-01-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Straps. I have a predator 8x30 for my deer hunting equipment and almost 18 years past,I think this Binoculars are very dependable for all conditions! But my strap attachment is came off,so I tried to fixing it but very difficult, I need parts [2 pieces for strap] A.S.A.P . Possible to order?
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bright, Clear Optics/FOV As My 7X50c Commander The features in a replacement hunting binocular for my 37 year old 7X50c Commander that I’ve used on nineteen hunting trips were: high durability, high clarity, auto-focus, lighter weight, smaller dimensions. These features were to be sacrificed for the 7X50c Commander’s compass, mil scale and larger field of view (FOV). Upon comparison, the new 8X30 Predator AF FOV and low light clarity seemed as much as my larger binocular. The smaller dimension and lighter weight permits storage with a range finder in a cover harness that is equal to the weight of the 7X50/harness. Lighter, smaller packages are important attributes highly appreciated by senior hunters during long 13 hour days stalking through rugged terrain. The 8X30 Predator AF is a cost effective solution for hunters desiring an auto-focus binocular having durable, lightweight, bright/clear prey contrasting view, dimensions fitting within binocular cover chest harness. This binocular exceeded my expectations as a replacement for my old 7X50c Commander.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent light transmission and clarity I bought these a month ago on eBay and I am happy with the price and the quality. Outstanding clarity and light transmission. Very happy with this purchase.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The clarity is striking! I just got them, and wow.. Never have I had the clarity of these. I've had bushnell, celestron and vortex. Now, I'll have Steiner forever, these have far exceeded what I expected.
Date published: 2020-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love the features The clarity and lite weight of this binoculars are great.
Date published: 2020-10-30
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