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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

T1042r is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love these Bino.s I have had this set of bino.s for a few months and they have exceeded my expectations in every way. The glass is crystal clear and they are made, Steiner tough, great for using when you’re busy and not babying your tools. The recital is in the center but Not in the Way. I have checked the recital against a rangefinder and it is accurate. I have been very pleased with my purchase & I am not a wealthy man but I feel that this was money well spent on the Tac-R. Patrick
Date published: 2014-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Functional, dependable, versatile, GREAT optics I purchased these for multiple reasons 1) First and foremost, for work. I'm a licensed first responder and procured these as a replacement for a previous pair of 20+ yr old Steiners damaged in a training exercise. The size, weight and handling are an improvement over my previous pair. I'm enjoying the 10x and the grid as I need to frequently judge distance . 2) Also utilize these for competitive shooting. They are crystal clear in all conditions. They're a must have in my range bag on every trip. Lots of complements on them at meets. Finally, 3) I just started using these on my upland bird hunting trips. Only had them long enough for the past season but the optics on these are super in all weather and light conditions and I'm out early, using them at first light on the foggiest, raining days! Reliable, great ergonomics, design, features and quality from Steiner!
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bino’s - need an ARD These are a fantastic set of bino’s and excellent value for German glass. The only disappointment is that Steiner do not offer an ARD (anti-reflective device) for this model which is unusual given the “tactical” purpose of these.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from T1042 R Review I was looking to upgrade my binocs with these steiner binoculars. They look really durable and not huge. This is my first Steiner product purchased, and I'm real happy with the quality of the glass. The picture is awesome/crisp! DSG Arms had a real good price. I called them several times with questions about the binocs, and the staff I talked to was real knowlagable. The SUMR radical is in the right eye piece. The radical is real clear but not obtrusive with the field of view.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Binos and Excellent Support I purchased these for working on the ocean on military missions. The quality is excellent, and the optics are crystal clear. They are well built and perform well under harsh conditions. I would definitely recommend these to friends and others.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for everyday work, very satisfied A+ I returned my old T1042R that serves me a lot of big help at work for years and that was recently (May2019) giving me a double vision while using it at work as a Law Enforcement Officer. Steiner ended up sending me a whole brand new T1042R which I'm very happy with it. Thank you so much.
Date published: 2019-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Steiner Tactical 10x42R Great Binoculars. Very Clear and Bright optics at dusk
Date published: 2016-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for watching football. I received these for a Christmas gift. We have season tickets to the Texas A&M games, and these new binoculars will provide a much better view of the game.
Date published: 2016-02-03
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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

What is the difference between the T1042r and the T1042? 

Asked by: SuperAuntNatNat
The 10x42r will have a ranging reticle build into them.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2024-02-17

Is the T1042R still made?  I saw a pair at a precision rifle match.  The are perfect for those events. There are very limited options of good 10x binos with a reticle. I can find the T1042 without the reticle, but cannot find with a reticle. 

Asked by: No nickname 2
They are still available. The item number is "2006". https://www.steiner-optics.com/binoculars/tactical/t42r-tactical-10x42-r
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-01-31

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
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