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Oberwerk 7 x 50 mm Mariner Series Binocular (Product Code: OW-BI-Mariner-7x50)

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, MA Written on August 31, 2009
I am outdoors quite a bit, and when I decided to become more involved in maritime activities, I knew enough about binoculars to know that I needed a specialized item which would keep salt water OUT, and give me optimal foul-weather vision (my old Bushnell 7 X 50's are good and have given me years of service, but they are most certainly NOT marine-grade). Therefore, I did some internet research and narrowed my list to three companies, including OpticsPlanet.com.

After further guidance from customer service including reference to their educational pages and links (see http://www.opticsplanet.net/how-to-buy-binoculars.html for information on how to choose a pair of binoculars, and URL's for specific binocular categories and see http://www.opticsplanet.net/binmarine.html for Marine binocular specs), I narrowed my product list to five or six items.

Customer service then addressed my more detailed technical questions and I purchased this item, and its big brother, the Oberwerk 10 x 60 mm Mariner Series Binoculars (product code OW-BI-Mariner-10x60), as well.

These are EXCELLENT binoculars. They fully meet my needs for binoculars which fulfill the rigorous specifications for a MARINE binoculars.

The optics are FULLY BROADBAND MULTI-COATED (all external AND INTERNAL optic surfaces)and use BAK4 prisms, the best in both categories, so Oberwerk really goes all-out and does not skimp on or cut corners in quality with this product.

They are slightly heavier than similar bin...
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Excellent binocular

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CO Written on December 15, 2008
Optically excellent with only the outer 10% of field showing out-of-focus. It was perfectly collimated. The focusing is very precise and smooth. They seem rather tall compared to others but I think this is because of a high f-ratio to improve color correction. This is an excellent, solid binocular. I think it compares favorably to ones costing far more.
Pros: Visual quality, ruggedness, solid feel
Cons: Physically large...
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