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Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x42

Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x42
alaScore 89

81 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews of Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x42. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Binoculars for all reviews. Comments about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Binoculars the Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Steiner Ranger Xtreme 8x42 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Binoculars on Reviews about the reliability and size are overall positive. The usability and price also get good feedback.

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95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Steiner 8x42 Merlin


It may be a little pricey but the Steiner 8x42 Merlin binoculars are a solid well built piece of equipment. They are missing a few things that would make them much more competitive. Hopefully the next Merlin series or the equivalent of it will have...

The aluminum housing is very resistant to thermal expansion

Aluminum is heavier than the other common housing materials

It is a great competitor in the market of full size binoculars and is quite popular.

Product Specifications


Waterproof up to:118.1 / 39.4

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 70

Other Features

Dimensions (WxDxH):4.8 x 2.4 x 5.12 / 4.8 x 2.4 x 5.2 / 4.92 x 2.4 x 5.94 / 4.92 x 2.56 x 5.83

Packaging Content

Carrying case: Yes
Neck strap:Y

Technical Details

Accessories included:Carrying Strap, Objective Cover, Rain Protection Cap, Bag.
Bird watching:Y
Closest Focusing Distance:74.8 / 78.7
Color of product:Black / Green
Exit pupil:0.157 / 0.207 / 0.209
Field of view (at 1000 m):4921.3
Housing material:Polycarbonate
Neck strap: Yes
Objective diameter:1.26 / 1.65
Twilight factor:16 / 18.3
Waterproof: Yes
Waterproof up to:118.1 / 39.4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 2.4 / 2.48
Height:5.04 / 5.79
Weight:20.1 / 21.9 / 25.6 / 26.1 / 27.5 / 27.9
Width:4.88 / 4.92 / 5.04