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Steiner 8x32 Merlin Binoculars 438 waterproof birding binocular has been discontinued by Steiner and is no longer available. Our product experts have helped us select these available replacements below.
Steiner 8x32 Merlin Binoculars 438 waterproof birding binocular Product Info
Steiner 8x32 Merlin Binoculars model number 438 are lightweight, compact, yet full featured. Because of the lighter weight, Merlin binocular is ideally suited for longer walks or hikes. The performance is uncompromising and will equal many larger binoculars. If you need high performance for faster discovery, especially of birds on the move, take a close look at the new light weight alloy bodied Steiner Merlin Binoculars. 8x32mm Merlin 438 by steiner are precise, yet amazingly rugged and also fully waterproofed for even the rainiest days.
The 8 x 32 mm Merlin 438 optics are made with premium optical glass and are coated with our own natural color transmission multi-coating which boosts light transmission much higher than similar binoculars in this price range and yields extraordinary clarity, resolution and color fidelity.
Steiner Merlin Binoculars present our unique "Fast-Focus" system which turns from close focus to infinite distance in two full turns of the focus wheel, for razor sharp fine tuning. The focusing is smooth and precise, Merlin's focusing is also waterproof that will give you that needed extra performance and usability.
Since birds are skittish by the presence of bright or light colors, Steiner tried the opposite approach with the exterior finish of the Merlin: the almost transparent neutral color on the Merlin is a unique earth tone brown; chosen by Steiner's development staff and birders as a color least noticeable to birds.
For a small pair of binoculars these are worth the money. As with all small objective lenses, light transmission and field of view suffer, but you give up that in all binoculars of this size for the convenience of small and easy to carry pair.