Nighthunter LRF 8x30

Steiner Nighthunter LRF 8x30 Binocular

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  • Steiner Nighthunter LRF 8x30 Binocular
  • Steiner Nighthunter LRF 8x30 Binocular

Provides compact, lightweight 3-D viewing, instant laser-accurate ranging to 1,860 yards, scan mode to continuously measure moving targets, and legendary Steiner reliability

Some hunters prefer a Porro Prism binocular for its enhanced three-dimensional depth perception and military-grade toughness. These are their binocular and laser range finder of choice. With huge 336-foot field of view, outstanding clarity, and sharp auto focus images from 20 yards to infinity, you can identify and accurately range your trophy with ease.

  • Magnification 8x
  • Weight 28 oz
  • Width 6.5
  • Height 5.7
  • Item no. 2300

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Product Features: 

Porro Prism Design

produces three-dimensional depth perception and massive field of view to quickly locate and accurately evaluate your target.


Sports-Auto Focus™ System

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 targets.


N2 injection™ system

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


Comfort Grip System

textured rubber armoring and soft TechnoGel® thumb pads reduce hand fatigue over long periods of scouting or viewing. Avaiable on 8x56 only.


Makrolon® housing

is durable polycarbonate with NBR Long Life rubber armoring, creating a lightweight, rugged chassis that withstands 11 Gs of impact. Impervious to harsh conditions for generations of trusted use.



to 16 feet, seals dry nitrogen into the tubes to lock out fog, rain, snow, water, grit and dust.


ClicLoc® system

attaches and releases neck strap or harness instantly with push button ease and designed so binoculars hang straight and action-ready. Available on 8x56 only.


Item No.MagnificationObjective LensField of ViewSpecial FeatureRanging Distance
23008x30343 ft.Laser Rangefinder Measuring Range: 27 to 1,859 yd.N/A
Field of View343 ft.
Objective Lens30
Focus SystemSports-Auto-Focus™
Optics SystemsHigh Definition
Close Focus66
Exit Pupil3.8 mm
Twilight Factor15.5
Rubber ArmoringNBR Long Life
WaterproofSubmersion to 16 ft.
Weight28.0 oz.
Dimension (HxWxL)5.7 x 6.5 x 2.6
Neck StrapYes
Neck Strap AttachmentStandard
WarrantyHeritage Warranty
Objective CoverYes
Rain Protection CapYes
Carry CaseYes

Nighthunter LRF 8x30 is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These binoculars have a crystal clear view, an awe Got the glasses for range finding and they work fantastic, get a ral clear picture of what I am looking at and an accurate range of where my target is at
Date published: 2014-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Optics, Reliable Ranging Will consistently ranged steel plates out to 1665m even in bright light. Optical performance has been fantastic. Down side is the lack of a tripod adapter and the reticle can fade out at times in bright light. Horizontal distance or angle indication would also be nice. Ranging is very fast and accurate, Can't go wrong with a German made product.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Elk Hunt We where out elk hunting just before daylight. I had my 7x56 Night Hunter's and my partner had a pair of 10x50 Leica's. Just at first light I saw a great six point Elk about 500 yards out. I told my partner where he was and he told me I see the Elk but I cant make out the horns. I took the Leica's and he was right.
Date published: 2017-02-12
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I need a pair of new eye cups for my Predator 8x30 binos. How do I order them?

Asked by: Tomcat
Hello, You can order spare parts from or you can send your product in for service, and the parts will be replaced under warranty. Below is a link to the return authorization form. Best Regards, Steiner Customer Service.
Answered by: jolaw
Date published: 2016-07-12

Hello, Will I be able to see objects closer than 20 yards with Sports-Auto Focus system ?

Asked by: Radu
You can see them,but they will not likely be in sharp focus. The Sports-Auto-Focus system was designed to work with the user's eyes and eliminates the need for a manual focus wheel. Additionally, with the LRF model, it is assumed that distances greater than 20y will be viewed, as the rangefinder's minimum range is ~27y. For close-up viewing and magnification, you may be interested in the Fast-Close-Focus system of our many Roof prism offerings.
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2017-05-17

does the night hunter lrf have a place to mount it to a trypod

Asked by: akcowboy
There is no tripod adapter for this model of binocular.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-06-24

Can I get ballistic info from the LRF?

Asked by: Bipn
The LRF binoculars do not provide ballistic information.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-07-07

For hunting which better than auto focus or fast-close....?tnx

Asked by: nakhjir
That's going to depend more on the user and the type of hunting. When observing or scouting, the Sports-Auto Focus may be easier to use, as it works with your eyes to focus the image from about 30y to infinity. Fast-Close Focus is going to offer clear definition as close at 6 feet, and allow for control of the focus with the center focus knob
Answered by: SteinerOptics3
Date published: 2021-07-29

hi there, i would just like to ask if the nighthunter 8x30 lrf binoculars feature a ranging reticle in addition to the lrf? many thanks

Asked by: foxy
The Nighthunter LRF 8x30 binoculars do not have a reticle.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2015-04-01

What is the difference between your LRF 1700 vs the Nighthunter LRF ? its very unclear on both your and other websites that I have searched

Asked by: Shaun
The Nighthunters (discontinued) were part of the hunting series of binoculars, while the LRF 1700 are in the military series.
Answered by: Steiner Tech Support
Date published: 2022-02-21

Is the close focus "66" measured in meters, or yards?

Asked by: Shuyu
It is measured in feet.
Answered by: SteinerCustomerService
Date published: 2021-07-29
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