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Steiner Senators 20x80s

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Posted 19 August 2003 - 10:32 AM

I have read the review on the Steiner 20x80s.The 20x80 Senators I have are the finest, I have ever looked thru.
The Senators have very special coatings that are similiar to flourite, called color adjusted transmission, or "CAT" coatings as the companys is quoting. The Binoculars are the most rugged of all hand held binoculars. The Senators are
nitrogen gas filled (NO2) and are shock proof and dust proof
as well. The Senators are military binoculars and are in use in all nato countries for binocular observation.
I have used them for about a year now, and love every minute
I have a chance to peer thru them. The quality of when holding them becomes appearant immeadiatly. The other 20x80s
I have personally used do not measure up at all. The closet in my opinion would be the takahasi 22x60, there neat but are very small in aperature and are very delicate like other
common binoculars. The Senators should be considered for anyone who is thinking about purchasing 20x80 and is serious
about binocular astronomy, and not concerned with the price.
The German made Senators are costly, as well as some of the Japanese made Takashi and Miyauchi glasses. I hope this post might help someone in considering purchasing quality
binoculars that will last many lifetimes as you pass them down to your children.
Pray for clear nights!



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Posted 11 March 2004 - 10:34 AM

The only problem with this fine binocular is the paltry eye relief of 13mm which makes it difficult for those with spectacles.

The Senator is marketed essentially as a Gaming or Birding glass and I hope that Steiner, given the excellent quality of their optics, come up with a large aperture astronomy-dedicated binocular.




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