Wildlife XP 8x44

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Ready to experience the best? These Steiner binoculars are available directly from Steiner for $850.

The new Wildlife XP is our best optic for observing nature and wildlife. Ultra-high-definition optics ground from fluoride glass produce extraordinary detail and light transmission throughout the entire visible spectrum. The optical system produces an exceptionally wide field of view and true color fidelity for breathtaking views of birds and wildlife in their natural habitat.

The combination of HD optics, compact, ergonomic design, wide field-of-view and low-light performance makes it ideal for naturalists and birders.

  • Magnification 8x
  • Weight 29.3 oz
  • Width 5 in.
  • Height 7.4 in.
  • Item no. 2302

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Product Features: 


fluoride glass ensures brilliant color fidelity and outstanding edge-to-edge sharpness.


for the right and left eyepieces allow for individual diopter settings to suit your personal visual activity.


for faster reaction times when viewing wildlife or birds. Set the Distance-Control-System for a known distance to eliminate the need for fine-tuning the focusing knob.


includes textured rubber armoring and soft TechnoGel® thumb pads to reduce hand fatigue over long periods of viewing.


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


attaches and releases neck strap or harness with instant, push-button ease, and keeps binoculars hanging straight and action-ready.



Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
23028x44436 ft.Distance-Control-SystemN/A
Field of View436 ft.
Objective Lens44
Focus SystemFast-Close-Focuse™
Optics SystemsSteiner Ultra-High Definition
Close Focus6
Exit Pupil5.5 mm
Twilight Factor18.8
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft.
Weight29.3 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)7.4 x 5 x 2.5
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Nitrogen Filled29.3 oz.
Objective CoverYes
Carry CaseYes

Wildlife XP 8x44 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good set of binoculars Impressive close up clarity. I like the gel pads on the thumb pads and light weight, but I like the overall package of my older Commander 7x50 better. The eye pieces are not as comfortable as my set of Commanders. On the zoom wheel, I would have thought the stop would have been the setting for infinite focus, but not the case... I had to max the individual diopters to get infinite zoom close to the stop for quick long distance focus. The strap is very nice. The case is way too big, flimsy, and not impressive. The best feature is the view up close. I wish I could have compared these to the new Commander 7x50, but couldn't find a store to have both without buying both (non returnable) pairs. Overall, I love my older Commander V 7x50, bought the Wildlife XP 8x44 for the increased FOV, and like the Wildlife XP... Just not as impressed.
Date published: 2016-12-10
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Hello, I have seen differing numbers for the field of view. Is it 400ft@1000yds or 436ft@1000yds?

Asked by: Jremmons
436 ft. at 1000 yards
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-24

Is the Wildlife XP the Discovery or Peregrine under another name?

Asked by: Raffles
The Wildlife XP is the updated replacement for the Peregrine XP
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2016-10-24

Can these be used with a tripod?

Asked by: psined
They are not tripod adaptable.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2018-07-18

Do the eye cups on the 8x44 wildlife xp make it impossible to use with glasses?

Asked by: herald6319
The eyecup wings can be folded flat for use with glasses, and the eyecups themselves can be twisted to adjust for eye relief. They should be suitable for eyeglass wearers
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-02-03
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