Wildlife XP 8x44

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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.

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


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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
23028 x44 mm-Distance-Control-SystemN/A
Field of View-
Objective Lens44 mm
Focus SystemFast-Close Focus™
Optics SystemsUltra-High Definition
Close Focus-
Exit Pupil-
IP Distance56 - 74 mm
Diopter Range+/- 5 dpt
Twilight Factor-
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft
Weight29.3 oz
Dimension (HxWxL)7.4 in x 5 in x 12 in
Neck StrapNeoprene
Neck Strap AttachmentClicoLoc®
Special Features-
WarrantyHeritage™ Warranty
Nitrogen FilledYes
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection Cap-
Carry CaseYes

Wildlife XP 8x44 is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
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
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great optics. Design flaw in eyepiece. I bought these only 20 days ago. The optics are great - no question. Great sharpness, great color fidelity, no fringing. fantastic light gathering. However, like another reviewer wrote in their review of the 10x44 model of the Windlife XP, the eyepiece has a design flaw. Mine, I need fully extended for the full 20 mm eye relief. However, after just one retraction, the right eyepiece now always comes back with the rubber eyecup facing INWARD see photo). No matter how gently you try to repeat the process, the result is always the same. Since the eyecups are fixed to the eyepiece, they cannot be turned or re=positioned independently, either. I could fold the eyecups down, but that totally defeats their purpose. I am NOT happy.
Date published: 2020-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spectacular Quality and value I own both a set of Steiner Safari's and Zeiss Victory FL's. I just received my Steiner Wildlife XP's and I would put them in the same class as the Zeiss Victory's. They both utilize flouride glass lenses and produce bright, sharp and clear images. I was able to acquire them at below MSRP cost which I think makes them an exceptional value for the quality of binocular. If you are in the market for a high performing binocular at a more affordable price point than the Zeiss' and the Leica's I would strongly recommend these.
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great focus/ optics/ build Overall great feel love the open bridge design,Optics are amazing the focus wheel is spot on
Date published: 2021-02-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good optic but short comings for its price I’ve had these binoculars for about a month. Took these out scouting for my upcoming deer hunt. Rainy, heavily over cast day. The low light performance is great compared to other binos I’ve used (not many in the high end category). The detail I was able to pick up on trees the shadows was great. The edge to edge clarity is not great. Was considering Vortex Razors but bought these instead. Went to a local retailer that sells Swarovski and Vortex several times. Edge to edge clarity on Swarovski SLC and EL is far better and so is the Vortex Razor. I ordered the Wildlife online without ever looking through them. The edge to edge clarity seams to get worse in bright light. This should not be an issue in this price point. The eye cups on this are garbage. They are loose and wobble, cheaper Vortex models such as Vipers have much better eye cups. These should be near perfect for the price point of the Wildlife XP 10x44. I also don’t care for the wings on the eye cups. The size and weight are larger than I expected (If I’d have read the discription I’d have known) these are larger than Vortex 10x50 (this is not a problem). The Wildlife are comfortable to hold and glassing for extended periods is easy on the eyes. I wish that there was a tripod adapter for these. I found a great sale on these otherwise I wouldn’t have purchased. For what I paid (about 1/3 of retail) I think they are a good binocular, but if you are paying a $1000 plus I would look at other binoculars. To be fair because I have not handled other Steiner Binoculars, the edge to edge clarity and the wobbly eye cups could be a fluke with the pair I have purchased. I would think quality control would have eliminated this pair if these did not meet the standard Steiner set.
Date published: 2018-10-12
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Have Steiner Wildlife XP 8x44 and am hoping to apply an adapter to fit onto a tripod. Removal dust cover at rear hinge where some binocs have a threaded barrel which can support a tripod adaptor. Do threads exist behind the plate here? Thoughts? Ideas?

Asked by: Brett58
These are not tripod adaptable.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-05-03

What kind of warranty are these protected by?

Asked by: FO in SW MO
The Wildlife XP binoculars are covered by the Heritage Warranty.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2021-01-10

I just purchased a pair of 8x44 Wildlife XP's and I love them. My binoculars do not indicate "Steiner Germany" on the right side of the rear bridge in comparison to the product photos on the website. Were some of these not manufactured in Germany?

Asked by: AlaskaJoe
Hello, All Steiner binoculars are made in Germany.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2023-07-20

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: 2022-03-29

Is it possible for the eye cups to be removed? If so, please tell me how to do it.

Asked by: Steven 7910
They cannot be removed, but they can fold down.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-04-10

What is the Eye Relief specification for these (Wildlife XP 8x44)?

Asked by: Tommy 2dot0
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2020-08-21

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: 2020-02-04

How ls the lighttransmision on a wildlife xp 8x44

Asked by: Jimmy41
It is excellent, they feature our highest grade of glass.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2019-08-22
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