ShadowQuest 8x56

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The new Shadowquest 8x56 delivers the industry’s highest light gathering optics to find and identify game in low light. Steiner’s Diamond Night lens coatings increase your odds for success.

Experience the next evolutionary step in low- light binoculars. This technology, combined with Steiner’s hunting heritage, produces the ultimate optic for low-light hunting. The new Steiner ShadowQuest — it’s almost like having an unfair advantage.

These are available directly from Steiner for $995.00 (US Residents Only)


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Product Features: 

Best in the industry light transmission (96%+)

With the industry’s highest light transmission, they add critical minutes to your hunt.

Clarity in low light

with Steiner’s proprietary Diamond NightTM lens coating formula uses rare-earth materials to deliver virtually all available light to your eye.


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.

Steiner Lumiclip

is simple and innovative. The luminescent clip glows with just enough light to easily locate your binoculars in the darkest hours.

Military ruggedness, precision and performance

provide more than half a century of battle-proven reliability and built to perform in the toughest conditions.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
20398x56 mm441 ftN/AN/A
Field of View441 ft
Objective Lens56 mm
Focus SystemSports-Auto-Focus
Optics Systems96% +/-
Close Focus66 ft
Exit Pupil7.0 mm
Twilight Factor21.2
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 16ft
Weight38.45 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)7.8x8.3 in
Neck Strapneoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Nitrogen Filled14-psi pressurized nitrogen-filled
Objective CoverIncluded
Rain Protection CapIncluded
Carry CaseIncluded

ShadowQuest 8x56 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best optic for low-light and night time My observations in low light and night time usage were excellent with this ShadowQuest 8x56 I am very impressed. it very bright and crystal clear in low- light peering into dark areas where I could see nothing by naked eye every detail was visible with the binocular.with Sports-Auto-Focus make it much easier to use This lets you pick up moving objects faster. Excellent focus free that I have been wanting for years.and it weight only 38.45 oz Good buy!
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best product I ever owned I have owned a pair of these for several years and love them.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent excellent excellent I've had a few different brands of binoculars. The ShadowQuest 8x56 are amazing. Very clear glass. Easy to focus. Best at lower light viewing too. They are BIG in your hands. High quality construction. Glad I purchased them. Would recommend!!
Date published: 2018-01-28
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What is the warranty on Steiner Hunting Series binoculars?

Asked by: TomC
The Shadow Quest will have our Heritage Warranty.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-01-17

Do the eyecups of the ShadowQuest fold down for eyeglass wearers?

Asked by: Why do I need a nickname
Yes they will fold down.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-08-31

I have the 9x40 bighorn model but the rubber coating is getting sticky and soft like its breaking down. I think soon it will start peeling away. What are my options to fixing this issue? Thanks Leroy Bauer

Asked by: Bauer
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-08-10

What is the Eye Relief of the ShadowQuest 8x56?

Asked by: SMark
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-08-25

Hi Does the ShadowQuest binocular have the reticules for estimating the range of the target?

Asked by: Mahi93
There is no reticle in the ShadowQuest. Reticles are mostly used in our military and marine lines.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2018-01-17

Will the ShadowQuest show animals in the darkness of night?

Asked by: Sandhorse
The ShadowQuest may be the best binoculars ever made for showing animals in low light conditions. It works amazingly well at dusk, when it's getting hard to see. They are, however, not night vision gear. They don't use infrared or anything like that.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2018-02-09

are these water and fog proof?

Asked by: jtym
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-06-27

Is the 8x56 shadowquest the same as the 8x56 nighthunter of recent vintage?

Asked by: Micmac1911
They are similar in design and function. They are both Porro prism binoculars with sport auto focus. The new Shadowquest have completely different glass that allows greater light transmission.
Answered by: Steiner Rep
Date published: 2018-08-31
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