Reviews and Problems with Steiner 8 x 30 Predator Pro
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Value for money 6
Ease of use 10
Ease of setup 10
as good as it says
26 July 2013
Summary: These do not work at close range. The idea that they are constant focus only works when the object is at least 1000 meters/yards or more, and the farther, the better. In other words, half a mile away. There are often birds that are closer, so I use these when I see an unusual boat in the channel a mile away rather than a bird 300 meters away.
Summary: This is a great pair of binoculars for the price. Plus, they are German made so you know they are of good quality and workmanship. Very rugged,compact,light weight and reliable as far as functionality. I use them to hunt as well as other outdoor activities.
Summary: I am an avid bow hunter( especially for moose and deer), enjoy the great outdoors, and the game of golf. I purchased this item in February 2013, and proceeded to take them to the Bear trap at the Honda tournament in Palm Beach this year. I could easily indentify players two to two hundred and fifty yards away as well as follow their hit balls right to the green infront of our seats.
Pros: incredible 3D views of objects within 200 yards, easy to use, great optics, reasonable price
Cons: very happy so far, therefore i can't think of any
Summary: I tried this one because I could no longer tolerate 2.5 lb binos. These were a pleasant surprise, especially for the money. The optics are excellent, comfortable to view for long periods and quite sharp. There's no focusing knob in the center, instead you reset your eyepieces individually. Steiner says you only need to set this once, however, I found I need to change it for long distance vs. medium distance for best sharpness.