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Oberwerk high-quality 60mm binoculars- at a 50mm price! That extra 10mm doesn't sound like very much- but 60mm objectives gather 30% more light than 50mm models (surface area = pi*r2). With that much extra light-gathering power, these are ideal for a low-cost entry into binocular astronomy. They are also excellent for birding, nautical applications, and surveillance.
Not only do you get big 60mm objectives- you get the same highest-quality BAK4 prisms that are found in much more expensive models. All air-to-glass surfaces are fully coated to decrease light loss due to scattering and reflections. Objectives have highest-quality green/purple broadband multi-coatings, typically only found on binoculars with much higher price tags.
All Oberwerk binoculars have rugged rubber-armored metal bodies, all-glass lenses, right ocular diopter adjustment, brass 1/4-20 tripod adapter threading, case, caps, and strap.
Field of view
100m at 1000m (5.7?)
Exit pupil diameter
Exit pupil distance
Minimum focus distance
In addition to Oberwerk 12x60 Binoculars, make sure to check other Oberwerk Binoculars and other Oberwerk products offered in our store.
This is a superb astro binocular for the money. Optics compare to the much more expensive Fujinons. I also own the Oberwerk 15x70 and the 12x60 has comparable light grasp with less weight; easier to hand hold. Most Messier objects have been well o...
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Most Recent Review
August 6, 2011
12X is about the max I am able to hand- hold. They do have a threaded socket for tripod adapter. Rubber coating provides nice grip surface and protection against dings.
Pros: bright optics; smooth focus; comfortable eyecups
Cons: They are big. Nec...
I got the Oberwerk binoculars for casual astronomical viewing at low power, and they completely meet my needs. They are not field glasses - I can't use them without a mount. I use the Orion Paragon Plus parallelogram-style mount on a tripod, which ma...