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Oberwerk 20x80 LW Light Weight Giant Astronomy Binoculars
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Good Binoculars

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner Written on June 13, 2011
good optics for the money, better at night than day.
Pros: fairly light, decent optics, good in twilight, dark
Cons: not the best clarity...
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Oberwerk 20x80 LW binocs- won't overwork your arms!

by Legacy Reviewer, Verified Owner from United States, CA Written on July 26, 2007
I'd read-up quite a bit on the subject of binocs... i'm an occasional user, but most often prefering the aperture a "telescope" offers. My go-to binocs for years had been a pair of 8X56's- decent enough, but quite pedestrian. I thought i might want something "more"...

Opening the box from Oberwerk, i was actually stunned by the CASE these came in! This is a serious affair- stout, with restraining straps *inside*, and sturdy, folding flaps that can open to fully expose the binocs- or just open at the top to retrieve them! Said flaps attach securely with velcro panels. The case itself was nearly worth the price of admission... but was also a preview of what was yet to come...

Lifting the binocs out of the case is also a bit of an eye-opener! Your eyes & brain are braced for much more of a load than that which actually lifts out- yet they're solid feeling, with a pleasant & grippy rubberized finish. Tight-fitting caps at all FOUR key points protect your optics, and the folding mechanism of the binocs is smooth & solid- will not easily flop out of alignment once placed where you want it! As an added bonus, these 'Obies' are VERY friendly to us eyeglass-wearers, the soft rubber eyecups easily popping *down* to provide comfy access for my eyes to the entire view provided, clear to the field-stops.

Lifting them up to my eyes, i was amazed at their weight- or rather, their LACK of weight. Their heft & *feel* would seem to imply perhaps 70mm binocs, but at 80mm of aperture, t...
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