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The Steiner Optics reputation for combat-worthy performance, toughness and dependability was earned the hard way: in battlefield and tac ops situations around the world. These tactical binoculars reflect hard-won experience with features, ergonomics and visual excellence that are unsurpassed anywhere, and rugged reliability that can survive anything. Whether you need a pocket-sized compact for your gear bag or a full-sized model to spot for your shooter, the Tactical Series will serve you well.

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

Features the SUMR targeting reticle system, for a small, light binocular in a power to match newer 10x rifle scopes.


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Product Features: 

Roof Prism Design

is extremely light weight, compact and streamlined, easy to pack, carry, hold and use.


High Definition Optics

are specially coated for the highest light transmission, sharp edge-to-edge views and contrast, even in low light.


N2 injection™ system

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



central focusing wheel requires minimal rotation for quick, absolute sharpness from close up to infinity.


Military Grade Rubber Armoring

protects chassis and lenses, reduces noise and provides a sure grip in all conditions.


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
200610 x42 mm317 ft at 1000 ydsSUMR Milliradian Ranging Reticle-
Field of View317 ft at 1000 yds
Objective Lens42 mm
Ranging Distance-
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition Tactical
Close Focus6 ft
Angle of View-
Exit Pupil4.2 mm
Eye Relief16 mm
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 4 dpt
Twilight Factor20.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft.
Weight26.7 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)6.6 in x 4.9in x 9 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicLoc®
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseGear Bag

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Is this reticle first or second focal plane?

Asked by: schaef
The reticle is technically located in the second focal plane.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-04-12

Please elaborate on the SUMR system? How do you calibrate distance ? Thank you 

Asked by: CHARLES B
Formula for use of the Reticle: Distance: actual height/scale height X1000 Actual Height: distance x scale height/1000
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-01

Can you get the 1042r with a laser eye safe film on the lens for military applications?

Asked by: JROB
Those protective covers are not available on this model.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-07-22

What is the best accessory to attach these binos to a tripod?

Asked by: Guywithaquestion
The front has a cap that will unscrew and you'll need a 1/4-20 tripod adapter.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-08-01

Excellent set of binoculars. Been using for a month or so and love them. Where is the glass made? Is this US made? German made? I'm working on a YouTube review as we speak and would like to include this information.

Asked by: impaktreviews
The Schott glass is ground and polished in the original Steiner manufacturing facility in Bayreuth, Germany.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2020-04-17

I live in Oslo Norway. Where can I bye these binoculars in shop? Alternatively, what is the best on-line adresse for me?

Asked by: Karin
We have multiple dealers located in Norway. Please use the below link to locate the closest dealer. http://www.steiner.de/en/dealer.php#result
Answered by: Steiner Optics JL
Date published: 2015-04-22

What Is the difference between the 1042 and 1042r?

Asked by: Morrow09
The T1042r features the SUMR targeting reticle system, for a small, light binocular in a power to match newer 10x rifle scopes. The T1042 does not have this reticle.
Answered by: Steiner eOptics 1
Date published: 2018-10-24

What kind of glass Steiner used for that binoculars? ED glass or regular glass? Reticle can be rotated to put in vertical position no matter interpupillary distance is? Thanks.

Asked by: yellowdeer2001
High Definition glass. The reticle does NOT rotate. The change is very slight.
Answered by: TeamSteiner
Date published: 2017-05-20
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