Forged from the fires of post World War II Germany, Steiner would emerge and develop overtime into its current form.
The founder, Karl Steiner, had a vision that would mark the origin of Steiner in 1947.
A modest single man operation fueled by the hunger of passion would grow into a more significant 50 man operation by the mid-1950s.
If you are familiar with higher end optics, you likely have heard of or run into Steiner at some point. Steiner has product lines in the military, hunting, outdoor and recreational sports arenas. Users of these products venture into some of the most remote and demanding places on earth to the most beautiful and serene. No matter where you are or what you are doing, Steiner probably has a world-class optic you can use.
World-class optics are highly coveted and rarely attained quality. Steiner achieves this through their R&D/production plant located in Bayreuth, Germany. The most advanced and highest quality grade optics and components are manufactured and developed here.
To make sure what they are making is the best, Steiner utilizes an extensive review and quality control process consisting of 460 steps. Added to this control is testing and research which ensures uniformity. There are a small number of companies who go to such lengths, and the difference is as clear as Steiner glass.
By also being among the best in quality, Steiner is also an industry innovator and holds several design firsts.
Check out our thoughts on some of Steiner’s latest gear with a Military-Marine 10×50 tactical binocular review below.
– 10x magnification (50 objective lens)
– 35.3 oz. weight
– Compact 8.1” width x 5.0” height design
– Steiner Sports-Auto-Focus system for a constant, unobstructed view of objects 20 yards and beyond
– Floating Prism System with flexible silicone lens mount to absorb shock and impact
– Makrolon housing featuring durable polycarbonate and NBR Long Life rubber armoring
– Withstands 11 Gs of impact
– Purged, sealed and shielded to be impervious to harsh conditions
– 302 ft. field of view
– Offered in 10×25, 8×25, 8×30, 7×50 and 10×50 variations
– Hand-friendly ridges, curves, and pads
– 460 high-precision manufacturing and inspection steps
– Multi-coated air-to-gloss surfaces with proprietary coatings
– Fog-proof, waterproof N2 Injection System fail-safe testing
– Clicloc system for a simple neck strap or harness attachment
– Steiner Nano-Protection hydroponic molecular coating for easy cleaning and clear view
– All temperature performance (-40° to +176° F.)
Steiner Military-Marine 10×50 Tactical Binocular Review
Use the MM1050 Military-Marine 10×50 Steiner binoculars when you need combat performance in peaceful pursuits.
These superbly tough binoculars provide exceptional clarity and optical performance you can count on every day. Part of the civilian STEINER Military-Marine series, this optical device provides you with the same great performance as the military version. You still get Steiner’s Sports-Auto-Focus system which provides a crystal clear, focused image for near and far distances without requiring you to constantly adjust settings.
You simply set the focus once – to your eyes not the object – and you get a crisp, constant view of everything from 20 yards away to infinity. These binoculars provide a ten times magnification. The higher magnifications work well in hills and open terrain. Even in low-light conditions, you’ll be able to spot game using these.
They’re not designed for bird watching but work well for sighting things at mid- and far-distances. Overall, I found these to be absolutely exceptional for everything from hiking to hunting, tactical tasks and beyond. The magnification level, remarkable glass quality and rock solid construction make them darn near the perfect binocular in my onion; I can take and use them virtually anywhere. Their 8.1 inch by 5 inch size also makes them super simple to fit into a backpack.
Their weight of 35.3 ounces means you won’t feel weighted down while toting them. These are not compatible with its clic loc system. Instead they require a neck strap, which luckily came included in the package. Regardless, I found the neck strap to be plenty comfortable and easy to use.