Testers put the new Steiner 7x50 Marine binoculars (above) through their paces and compared the performance to our top picks from past binocular reviews.

Binocular Update

New Steiner 7x50 offers great optics at even better price.

Binoculars can be an expensive piece of kit, but they are essential safety gear for the mariner. Being able to clearly identify any object that comes within range of your boat—be it a ship, raft, flotsam, navigational marker, or a nearby shoreline—makes for a safer passage. Steiner Optics’ recent release of its Model 575, an affordably priced 7x50 marine binocular (without compass), prompted us to revisit our past binocular tests to see how the newcomer compares to our reigning top picks.

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