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Most Helpful Positive Review A good value in a large binocular
This is my third attempt at finding happiness with a large binocular. The first two attempts, both with 80mm binos, suffered field distortion about 2...
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Oberwerk 15x70mm Binoculars

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, TX Written on April 24, 2010
These are my favorite grab'n go instrument. The view along the terminator of a 3/4 moon showed remarkably little color, focus was sharp and collimation nearly perfect; the interocular adjustment is stiff though. One eyepiece broke off of my first pair and the brass tripod socket is IMHO not robust enough. The coatings are first rate, and the bino feels good to hold, but I can't hold it long; a mount is required for binos this big. Handle with care and these will serve you well.
Pros: great value, light weight (for its size), very good optics
Cons: not as sturdy as it looks...
Would recommend: Yes
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A good value in a large binocular

by Legacy Reviewer, from United States, PA Written on January 19, 2009
This is my third attempt at finding happiness with a large binocular. The first two attempts, both with 80mm binos, suffered field distortion about 2/3 of the way to the edge. It made galaxy hunting impossible. To the Oberwerk's everlasting credit, that kind of field distortion is largely absent. In fact, they are comparable to the 16x70 Fujinons in this regard. They are very light-efficient, and have top-grade multi-coatings on the objectives, although the outer eyepiece lenses appear to be single coated. Mechanically they are very nice, but the focus knob seemed a bit stiff. (My earlier model may not have had the improved focus mechanism) Also, if you press them to your face they will need to be re-focussed. When used with a tripod this fault was less evident. Bottom line: Not perfect, but excellent optics for an excellent price. Recommended for the Astronomy enthusiast who wants a binocular for serious observing.
Pros: relatively flat field
Cons: needs re-focussing often...
Would recommend: Yes
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