The compact 8 x 30 Marine is also the most versatile. Designed like the bigger 7 x 50s, the 8 x 30 Marine has been adapted for use as a smaller viewing or “backup” companion. Its compact design and light weight make it suitable for any use. It fits easily in a coat pocket and features Steiner’s Sports-Auto-Focus. The 8 x 30 Marine offers Steiner’s brilliant new "anti-haze" optics for daytime and low light performance. Even if you prefer larger 7 x 50s, you’ll want to consider the new Marine 8 x 30 as the perfect second binocular. Made in Germany.
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