History

In 2017 Steiner is celebrating their 70th anniversary.

For Steiner, superb performance and bone-deep tenacity was born in the ruin of war. In 1947, in the face of demolished infrastructures and a collapsed economy, Karl Steiner started a one-man workshop in Bayreuth, Germany, obsessed with a single goal: creating optical products so functional, sturdy and uniformly flawless that nothing in the chaotic, mass-production post-war world could compare. His passion for unmatched optical perfection pushed Steiner-Optik from a hardscrabble startup to a 50-man factory within six years, and on to become a worldwide optical icon with binoculars and rifle scopes for every purpose, a history of innovation, and legions of diehard enthusiasts in every category.

Milestones

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1967

First huge success: Development of a new binocular concept for the German Bundeswehr. High-Tech Makrolon™ material for housing

1973

First Binocular with nitrogen filling. Technologies to avoid Inside fogging while temperature changes

1979

First binocular with integrated compass – still the most successful professional marine binocular in the world "Commander"

 

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1988

New optics and coating technology with laser protection filter – biggest binocular order placed ever in American history (M22)

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1992

Introduction Firebird binocular with High-Contrast Optics

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2000

Introduction of the Nighthunter Concept - Highest standards in light transmission for hunting models

 

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2006

First binocular with Nano-Protection

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2008

Member of Beretta Holding

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2009

First Steiner binocular with Laser RangeFinder

 

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2012

Steiner introduces rifle scope for military and hunting

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2013

Commander Global - First Compass for worldwide use

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2014

First combat sight with integrated Laser RangeFinder

 

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2016

G29 supplied to German Special Forces

 

To celebrate the 70th anniversary Steiner produced a special series of hunting riflescopes named Steiner Nighthunter 70 Years Edition. Renewed in technology and style the special edition is a must have for every passionate hunter.

Steiner makes trusted optics for life’s defining moments. The successful pursuit and capture of these moments demands the fast and precise detection, location and identification of a distant objective. Whether the objective is wild life, a marine bearing, law enforcement suspect or military combatant, our optics enhance an individual's most important sense, vision, so that on land or sea –– Nothing Escapes You

Steiner Optik is a Beretta Holding Company