For hilly country, open plains, prairie or mountainous terrain, choose either the 15x80 or 20x80 Senator. As powerful as a spotting scope in 15 or 20 power only much brighter and the ability to use both eyes. Keeping both eyes open not only adds comfort but adds depth and dimension to the image. Spotting will be easier on your eyes especially in dim light conditions or inclement weather.
The optics start as the highest grade optical glass including Bak-4 prisms and feature a full multi layer coating of Steiner's CAT optical coating which provides not only contrast, but also breathtaking brightness. At only 56 ozs. they are incredible lightweight for their size and performance.
Built identically to the Steiner 15x80 and 20x80 Military binoculars, the Senators are guaranteed waterproof and are exceptionally shockproof for a high powered binocular. They include a tripod mount, objective lens caps, rain guard and strap. A case is available also (Item no's. 615 or 978). The Senators fit easily into a saddle bag or small pack. We recommend them especially for glassing elk, antelope, mule deer, and caribou. The Senators also work very well in coastal plains conditions for migratory and shore birds.
Whether you're glassing to the next ridge, down city streets, or in any other situation when you want to "let your optics do the walking." Many hunters and outdoorsmen are discovering these high power binoculars are easy to use, give them a better view and offer a lot more comfort during extended use than spotting scopes. And the 80-mm objective lenses, combined with Steiner's legendary optics, deliver far superior low-light performance. Don't let their light weight - they're 30% lighter than look-alike competitors - fool you. These binoculars were originally developed for military and border patrol applications and are mil. spec. tough: totally waterproof, shock resistant, and rubber armored. Tripod mount is included, but these models are light enough to be hand held.
Steiner Heritage Warranty
• Repair or replace your Steiner optic should it become damaged or defective -at no charge.
• No warranty card needed
• No receipt required
• Fully transferable - from generation to generation
Reviewed by 1 customers
I can consider my purchase of Steiner Senator Binoculars as one of the worst of my life and now I'll tell you why. Though the optics were fine and views were enjoyed, eventually they were bumped out of collimation (alignment) and the two sides needed an adjustment to work together again. This is not unusual and it happens sometimes. What is unusual is that these high dollar binoculars are considered unserviceable, not only by most independent optical repair centers, but by Steiner themselves! I tried to have Steiner Repair in Greeley, Colorado take a look at them and they said: "We can offer a 35% discount on another pair of Steiner Binoculars" but that's all they could do for me. I pressed them, asking: You mean you won't repair them? Customer Service replied: "We will replace them under warranty, but beyond that we can offer you a 35% discount on most pairs of Steiner Binoculars." One of the independent optical repair centers I contacted, told me about Steiner gluing these Senators together, making them nearly impossible to get into to service. In contrast, most high quality binoculars are completely serviceable and can be kept going for lifetimes, as long as they do not get damaged too heavily. I compare this purchase to buying an expensive German motorcar, that one cannot maintain. I wrote a letter to Steiner in Germany, expressing a desire to simply get these binoculars in working order again and also expressing my willingness to exchange mine for another pair of rebuilt Senators, but I never heard from them in any fashion. I give these Senator Binoculars a poor rating because of poor backing from the manufacturer and their repair center and a poor design that makes servicing them so difficult. Skip over these, please, and buy yourself a nice pair of binoculars that can be collimated and repaired as needed.