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  1. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    For what it's worth: I have been told by a very reputable source that the binocular issues I have with my Wildlife XP is pretty much the status quo for this binocular. ALSO...that current Steiner roof prism binoculars are....made in China. So it sounds like returning it to Steiner may be a...
  2. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    THAT'S probably good advice! I'm going give Steiner the benefit of a doubt and return to them and see what they can do. Folks, there's no way you would get out of your car for a day of birding with these binoculars as is. You can trust me on that. I MAY need to do the "mountain goat" test to...
  3. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    Chosen, Thanks for the info. I'm certainly not one to go looking for glare. Quite frankly, I really don't "look" for issues with binoculars. But if they present themself... I never notice glare with the SV 8X32 although I did see it some with the SV 10X32. They may make several different...
  4. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    I don't think you'd be thinking this one was EL good LOL! That little reflection right at the exit pupil probably ruins what would be a very good binocular. I'm not really one to notice glare that much. It's really quite a contrast how good this binocular seems in overcast conditions vs. a sunny...
  5. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    Thanks for the info....yours sound fine! Thanks for the info. I can't see where the Wildlife XP is made anywhere. Steiner "claims" made in Germany. Who know theses days! Sounds like good service.
  6. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    Hmmmm. Maybe I need to return mine. Most of the good reviews I have read here and there ARE actually for the Peregrine XP. THAT'S what had me thinking maybe the internals were different with the Wildlife XP after using this one.
  7. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    Hey Bill, Exit pupil picture one is on axis. Picture #2 IS slightly off axis to show one of the sources of glare. Does that help? Sure there's a chance it could be defective. When you turn your focus how many degrees/turns does it actually turn? Mine is almost exactly 360 degrees. I am...
  8. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    In the field.... The first time I used this binocular it was an overcast day. I thought the image quality was good. Good color and very bright. Focusing is so fast it's hard to explain. I can make it work but it really it is a little too fast especially with the medium effort required to focus...
  9. chill6x6

    Steiner Wildlife XP 8X44....

    I have been curious about this Wildlife XP 8X44 for quite a while. It's always "seemed" like it competes with some of alpha-class binoculars. Retail price certainly does as Steiner list the MSRP as $2299.99. I believe around the first of the year I saw it on "sale" for around $899.00 and here...
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