For Hunters
Steiner Predator 10×42

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For the hunter, a mid-range pair of Steiner binoculars is the Predator 10×42. It is a pretty good choice for big game and whitetail hunters, black powder and wildlife enthusiasts, and even safari guides.

It guarantees an all-around performance, with its color-adjusted transmission (CAT) coatings and roof prism (compact) design.

The CAT technology incorporated in these binoculars amplifies the peak human vision sensitivity range.

This unique coating technology makes spotting animals a lot easier, making them stand out. Basically, it works by filtering out the greens and blues, which are the main colors of foliage and haze. At the same time, it makes browns and reds more prominent, increasing the contrast of most wildlife colors.

Thanks to a high-contrast optics system, the Steiner Predator 10×42 delivers reliable low-light performance. The CAT coatings help improve light transmission by up to 4%.

These binoculars feature twist-up eyecups, meeting the needs of those who wear eyeglasses and those who don’t. If you are wearing eyeglasses, you simply need to fold down the eyecups to see the entire field of view.

With the Fast-Close Focus system, the Steiner Predator 10×42 only requires minimum adjustment of the focus wheel to attain an absolutely sharp focus. The wheel has been designed ergonomically and placed strategically right in the middle of the barrels, allowing you to move it with just one finger.

Despite the promises of versatile performance, these binoculars are best used for stationary activities. They are a little bit heavy for use on the go. Also, some users have raised issues about the focus wheel turning too easily. You might find yourself having to adjust the focus frequently, as it does not hold well.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

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    Steiner’s amazing auto-focus
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    They work so well in low light
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    Minimized haze
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    Twist-up eyecups suitable for both eyeglass wearers and non-wearers
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    Ergonomically designed focus wheel
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    Contoured eye cups for great transmission

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA little heavy for non-stationary use
  • check-markFocus wheel turns too easily

Where to buy:

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Steiner Predator 2444

Specs & Features

  • Product Weight: 26.5 oz.
  • Product Width: 4.9”
  • Product Height: 6.9”
  • Field of View at 1,000 yds.: 316’
  • Exit Pupil: 4.2 mm
  • Eye Relief: 16 mm
  • Fast-Close Focus System
  • High Contrast CAT Optics System
  • Ergonomic Eyecups
  • NBR Long Life Rubber Armoring
  • Inclusions: Neoprene Neck Strap With ClicLoc Attachment, Carry Case, Objective Cover, Rain Protection Cap
  • Waterproof Submersion to 3’
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Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.7

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Steiner’s amazing auto-focus
  • check-mark
    They work so well in low light
  • check-mark
    Minimized haze
  • check-mark
    Twist-up eyecups suitable for both eyeglass wearers and non-wearers
  • check-mark
    Ergonomically designed focus wheel
  • check-mark
    Contoured eye cups for great transmission

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA little heavy for non-stationary use
  • check-markFocus wheel turns too easily

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