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." The 20-x Senator puts you at an effective distance of less than 100 yards from one mile-distant wildlife or other objects. 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. Depth of field is 60 yards out to infinity once focused for your eyes.