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Old 19-08-2013, 22:52   #61
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Re: Steiner Binoculars

If planning a partial or full circumnavigation, do your homework on compass equipped binos because most all have compasses that work only in a specific magnetic zone. Models that will work in all zones are available but at much greater $$$.
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If planning a partial or full circumnavigation, do your homework on compass equipped binos because most all have compasses that work only in a specific magnetic zone. Models that will work in all zones are available but at much greater $$$.
you have just discovered this with your new binos..lol
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Re: Steiner Binoculars

Nah, I brought the compassLESS version for that very reason
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Nah, I brought the compassLESS version for that very reason
I got caught with a set of Fujinon FMTR's with a zoned compass about 13-14 years ago, learned quickly about zoned compasses, lol. I find that as I go north, closer to the equator, the compass becomes more useable.

The Fujinons are great binos, top of my pack. I feel sure you will be happy with yours, particularily in low light.

At the bottom of my pack of binos is a set of Steiner ex-army 8x30's, same as yours. These are cockpit knockarounds, for visitors. Crap binos, first early attempt at plastic bodies, but still ok for $50 I paid. German army has moved on from them, lol

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Re: Steiner Binoculars

I have just spent 10 minutes talking to an Australian Nikon sales assistant. In Australia there are 2 Nikon 7 x 50 marine binoculars - the combined focus (CF) (I think that is the Ocean Pro) and the individual focus (IF). Both have compasses but neither has a light. End of story!

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I have just spent 10 minutes talking to an Australian Nikon sales assistant. In Australia there are 2 Nikon 7 x 50 marine binoculars - the combined focus (CF) (I think that is the Ocean Pro) and the individual focus (IF). Both have compasses but neither has a light. End of story!

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What about glow-in-the-dark?
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I have just spent 10 minutes talking to an Australian Nikon sales assistant. In Australia there are 2 Nikon 7 x 50 marine binoculars - the combined focus (CF) (I think that is the Ocean Pro) and the individual focus (IF). Both have compasses but neither has a light. End of story!

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What are the model numbers?
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I got caught with a set of Fujinon FMTR's with a zoned compass about 13-14 years ago, learned quickly about zoned compasses, lol. I find that as I go north, closer to the equator, the compass becomes more useable.

The Fujinons are great binos, top of my pack. I feel sure you will be happy with yours, particularily in low light.

At the bottom of my pack of binos is a set of Steiner ex-army 8x30's, same as yours. These are cockpit knockarounds, for visitors. Crap binos, first early attempt at plastic bodies, but still ok for $50 I paid. German army has moved on from them, lol

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Agreed. The old Steiner's aren't to bad at all for a second pair and for the missus to use. Small enough to carry on and off the boat too. In fact I have just returned from a holiday way out west where mine sat on top the dashboard of the car (despite some horribly corrugated roads doing their best to shake them off) and they were great for viewing landscapes and wild life at a moments notice.
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I have just spent 10 minutes talking to an Australian Nikon sales assistant. In Australia there are 2 Nikon 7 x 50 marine binoculars - the combined focus (CF) (I think that is the Ocean Pro) and the individual focus (IF). Both have compasses but neither has a light. End of story!

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The first marine Nikon I found for sale in Australia does have an iluminated compass: http://www.dirtcheapcameras.com.au/i..._link#tabs1-js

It looks like the one I linked to in the USA before.
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