Summary: I confess I was seduced by the heavily discounted price and the great reviews, but in fact the quality of these Steiners isn't very good at all, and if I was buying again I'd stick to equivalent-priced Nikon or Pentax binoculars. I wanted something cheap, simple and robust for my 3yr old son to call his own, and I was happy to accept a compromise in terms of image quality, but I thought they'd be better than this.
Summary: I bought a Steiner Predator Extreme 8x22 Binocular from amazon.co.uk. The reason to choose this binocular is that I wanted a small and reliable binocular from a brand company like Steiner. I expected to be satisfied from the quality of German made optics. What did I find when I received the binocular ? Pros - The mechanics is good, the feeling is for a rugged and mechanically well made binocular, it has a good case.
Summary: If you're like me there will be many things in your life that you have bought only to feel that slight tinge of disappointment that you thought it would be a bit better. At last, I've met satisfaction. I'd forgotten what it felt like. I have bought 3 sets of binoculars in the last 5 years and these are amazingly better than anything I've looked through so far. Not marginally, I mean "in your face" obvious. So what's different?
Summary: Image is very good for such a small pair of binos. I used to have a Steiner 10x32 which was optically better, but I never brought it with me as I thought they were too big. This 8x22 has a perfect pocketable size and weight is not an issue. Good build quality.
Summary: Did alot of reseach before i bought these.If your going to buy binoculars as they are normally life time purchasers,get the best within your cost benefit ratio.I go walking now and then,they weigh nothing ,are small and compact.I use them for checking the lie of the land and checking out wildlife,Lovely.If you wear glasses the eye relief is not to bad either.Optics are bright and no distortion.Plus they have UV protection for you eyes which is a plus on bright summer...