Are Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binoculars worth Buying?

Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 5421 binocular is one of the most sought after and quality hunting binoculars available in the market currently. When this optical device is compared with other similar binoculars in the low-light weight category, we found it to be one of the lightest. When we considered both brightness of image as well as weight of the same, side by side, we found out that Steiner10x42 NightHunter XP 5421 binoculars are surely the winner in the category. Best aspect in these Steiner binoculars is the presence of HD optics, which ensures that the users are able to locate their hunt quickly and with exact preciseness. One of the best aspects is that you can locate your target, say a deer, even in the shadowy woods because of the amazing contrast factor of the lens.

Because of the high quality optical standards, these binoculars can be used during low light conditions, dusk or dawn, the preferred times of many long range coyote hunters and other beast hunters. Steiner NightHunter XP Hunting Binocular series have certain very important features that make them that more popular among the hunting community. These features include compactness, lightweight, new durable HD roof-prism design, complete waterproofing, and ability to clearly observe objects or targets even in darkness. Compact design and lightweight help long range hunters use these binoculars for observation for longer duration.

Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 comes with contoured eyecups that come with flip-down side shields that help in blocking side light. These help in better ventilation through opening up of the shields. For getting the desired eye relief amount, the eye-pieces can be adjusted perfectly by twisting the same either up or down. Another aspect that makes these Nighthunter XP binoculars absolutely buyable is the associated 30-year limited warranty. These amazing features have made this series of binoculars not only best for hunting but also for other purposes such as bird watching, travel, vacation, sailing, hiking, enforcement of law, outdoor enthusiasts, and many more.

Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binocular – Specifications at a Glance

The binocular dimension is 6.9 x 5.0 x 2.6 inch and weighs just 25.7 lb, which makes it the lightest in its class. While the objective lens diameter is 42mm, the magnification is 10x. Other important specifications of Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binocular are 316 feet per 1000 yards field of view, 13.1′ or 3.99m minimum focus distance, 4.2mm exit pupil diameter, 16.5mm eye relief, center focus, roof prism type, 17.64 luminosity, 20.49 twilight factor, NBR Long Life rubber armoring, ergonomic eyecups, Fast-Close-Focuse focus system, High Definition optics system, ClicoLoc neck strap attachment, Neoprene neck strap, and many more. Waterproofing capability remains intact till 10 feet under water. Steiner Nano Protection is the special feature of Steiner Nighthunter XP binoculars.

Pros and Cons of Steiner Nighthunter XP Binoculars

Pros

There are numerous advantages of this binocular but the first thing you will notice here is the strong build. The second thing is the superior quality of optics you will get in this bino, which can be compared with the best and finest optics in the market. Moreover, you are getting this kind of high quality device at around $1,000, which is another great aspect of the device. Reduced headlight performance is another important benefit the users will get in this optical device.

Cons

One of the aspects, Steiner could have done much better in this bino is the close viewing aspect. As the minimum focus distance is 13.1 feet or 3.99mm, you will not be able to view things through Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 binocular that are quite close to you. The preferred close range is anywhere around 6 feet or even below that. Therefore, you will not be able to view a butterfly sitting on a flower close by as the minimum focus distance is 13.1 feet, more than double of the preferred 6 feet distance.

Features of Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binoculars

Before we get to the advantages of buying this optical device it is most important for you to know the features:

1.       With this binocular in hand, you will be able to get optimal field of view. Therefore, you will be able to observe hunting targets or watch birds over a wider landscape. Versatile magnification makes the usage that more interesting and useful.

2.       Housing is one of the major features of this bino. It comes with Makrolon housing that provides both durability and at the same time light weight. Steiner Nighthunter XP is manufactured from durable polycarbonate, which has been efficiently armored with NBR Long Life rubber, providing a rugged body to the binocular. As it comes with rugged chassis, it is capable of withstanding impact to the extent of 11 Gs. No matter how harsh the condition you are using the binocular, you can use this optical device with efficient outcome without any kind of breakage.

3.       For making this binocular waterproof as well as fogproof, the manufacturer has put dry nitrogen in the optical device, sealed within the body at a pressure of 14 psi. It is so efficiently done (with the help of N2 injection system) that the waterproofing capability remains as it is up to a depth of 100 feet underwater.

4.       Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 is a lightweight optical device, which helps the birders or hunters observe through it for longer hours without any problem. Maintaining lightweight of the entire device has become possible, besides construction and housing factors, is the incorporation of roof prism design. This technique helps in keeping the device light weighted.

5.       Users will be able to get enhanced color fidelity in this device because of the incorporation of di-electric mirrors. Without any kind of shifting hues, you will be able to get amazing color fidelity. This is ensured by the enhanced passage of light.

6.       Steiner has incorporated hydrophobic molecular coating known as Steiner nano-protection. This technologically advanced feature makes the lens surface extraordinarily smooth. Best aspect of this feature is that it helps in cleaning the surface with ease, thereby ensuring clear view all the time. The surface becomes so smooth that snow, dust, dirt, or watersheets are not able to remain over the lens surface. In fact, fingerprints also don’t remain on the surface.

7.       ClicLoc system is another important feature that is not found in most binocular systems. With the incorporation of this kind of neck strap, you will get push button facility. This feature makes this device action-ready because it helps the optical device to hang straight.

Benefits of Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binoculars

In the final part of this review, reviewers of Scopelist are providing their observations under the head of benefits. Let’s have a look at the advantages a user will get from buying this binocular:

1.       The most important benefit the experts have experienced in Steiner Nighthunter XP binocular is the ability to view clearly in low light conditions. No matter whether it is poor weather or the time of dawn/dusk, hunters will always be able to observe landscapes, find their targets, and view them with extreme preciseness by looking through this binocular. No matter which lighting condition you are making the observation, you will always be able to check out the target clearly and without hassle.

2.       As Steiner has incorporated Nighthunter XP 10×42 binoculars with high quality optics, overall viewing experience through this optical device is amazing. Viewing experience through this device can easily be compared with that of the flagship products of the biggest brands in the market. Focus of the image is amazing and the same is crisp as well as clear. Its overall viewing experience can only be compared with that of the most advanced binoculars.

3.       Eyepieces here are 100 per cent adjustable, which is definitely one of the major advantages of this device. This feature is especially helpful for the users who want to make observations with their glasses or sunglasses on. The eyepieces are amazingly comfortable even when you are looking through it for longer period of time.

4.       The focus wheel is perfect here and you will always get the precise focus with it as it moves only the amount of pressure you apply on it. Though initially you may feel it to be a bit too tight, it will loosen up after using it for a dozen times. Locking in is also not a problem here as the balance is maintained perfectly.

5.       Visual clarity is amazing. It can be compared only with that of the costliest optical devices. Though there is a slight loss of clarity at the edges, it will hardly affect the visual capability adversely.

6.       Steiner has built this device with extreme ruggedness. This makes the device highly durable and can be used in all kinds of weather and field conditions. Steiner Nighthunter XP binocular is highly durable, which is one of the major reasons why hunters prefer to have this optical device with them.

Steiner Nighthunter XP 10×42 Binoculars 5421 can therefore be regarded as one of the most preferred optical devices because of the numerous advantages it comes with. Scopelist recommends its users (hunters as well as birders) to choose this binocular for their hunting or birding expeditions.

by Scopelist