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    Default Re: Oberwerk 11x70s or 15x70s or not?



    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    I have a monopod and a tripod with a pan head for my binos. Haven't quite decided which I like using best yet.
    Get a parallel mount and you will decide what is best REAL QUICK.
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    Default Re: Oberwerk 11x70s or 15x70s or not?

    I found my missing 1944 US Navy 7x50s this weekend and tossed the junky 7x35s. Changes the equation a bit maybe...

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    Default Re: Oberwerk 11x70s or 15x70s or not?

    It sounds to me that you are pretty well covered for the small to medium binos.

    Sure, you can get better quality versions with the same basic specs, and that is always a nice thing to do over time. For example, you could go for the Oberwerk Deluxe or Ultra 15x70's as a quality upgrade for the Celestrons. You should then notice clearer, slightly brighter images with (hopefully) a bit less CA, better contrast and a wider "sweet spot". A nicer view all round.

    However, I don't think that will be a major move up for you in terms of what you can see. If you want to really move up in a binocular viewing experience, then I would go for the Oberwerk Deluxe 25x100's as Bigzmey suggested, with a parallelogram mount. If you have a heavier wallet, then a binocular telescope with interchangeable eyepieces may be the way to go, such as: https://oberwerk.com/product/oberwer...lar-telescope/ or https://oberwerk.com/product/oberwer...lar-telescope/

    Have fun looking, and all the best,

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    Default Re: Oberwerk 11x70s or 15x70s or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    It sounds to me that you are pretty well covered for the small to medium binos.

    Sure, you can get better quality versions with the same basic specs, and that is always a nice thing to do over time. For example, you could go for the Oberwerk Deluxe or Ultra 15x70's as a quality upgrade for the Celestrons. You should then notice clearer, slightly brighter images with (hopefully) a bit less CA, better contrast and a wider "sweet spot". A nicer view all round.

    However, I don't think that will be a major move up for you in terms of what you can see. If you want to really move up in a binocular viewing experience, then I would go for the Oberwerk Deluxe 25x100's as Bigzmey suggested, with a parallelogram mount. If you have a heavier wallet, then a binocular telescope with interchangeable eyepieces may be the way to go, such as: https://oberwerk.com/product/oberwer...lar-telescope/ or https://oberwerk.com/product/oberwer...lar-telescope/

    Have fun looking, and all the best,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    I keep looking at those bino scopes... Some day!
    Me too! And I think my day may soon be approaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    Me too! And I think my day may soon be approaching.
    Cool! What are you aiming at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    Cool! What are you aiming at?
    The BT-82XL-ED with the TR3 hardwood tripod for XL series.

    I have 4 sets of matching EPs (24,20,15,11) that I use with my binoviewer, so plan on getting a match for my ES 6.7mm 82 and possibly a match for the 8.8mm 82. The 15s are only cheap plossls (the others are nice), but the scope comes with Oberwerk's 14mm EPs.

    I will also get an extra counterweight for my parallel mount so I don't have to push the one I have so far out to balance the 25x100s and possibly (not sure about this one) their reticle finder as well. I will ask about buying one of the "L" dovetail bars that come with their parallel mounts if they could possibly sell me one. If not, I can get one from Orion as I plan to also use the binocular scope on the SLT.

    My birthday is not too far away, and maybe a little early.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozman13 View Post
    The BT-82XL-ED with the TR3 hardwood tripod for XL series.

    I have 4 sets of matching EPs (24,20,15,11) that I use with my binoviewer, so plan on getting a match for my ES 6.7mm 82 and possibly a match for the 8.8mm 82. The 15s are only cheap plossls (the others are nice), but the scope comes with Oberwerk's 14mm EPs.

    I will also get an extra counterweight for my parallel mount so I don't have to push the one I have so far out to balance the 25x100s and possibly (not sure about this one) their reticle finder as well. I will ask about buying one of the "L" dovetail bars that come with their parallel mounts if they could possibly sell me one. If not, I can get one from Orion as I plan to also use the binocular scope on the SLT.

    My birthday is not too far away, and maybe a little early.
    Sounds great! We will expect and look forward to a full and comprehensive report!

    Is it a "big" birthday? I managed to get my little Swarovski binos for my last "big" one, and my first apo for the previous one. A binocular telescope sounds like a logical progression, but I will have to wait another 7 years...

    All the best, and I hope it goes really well.

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    Default Re: Oberwerk 11x70s or 15x70s or not?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post

    Is it a "big" birthday?
    No, I'm approaching the middle of the decade, several more years to get to the next number ending with zero. But the finances finally are looking favorable so I better strike when I can before the Mrs. locks down the pocketbook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    Sounds great! We will expect and look forward to a full and comprehensive report!

    Is it a "big" birthday? I managed to get my little Swarovski binos for my last "big" one, and my first apo for the previous one. A binocular telescope sounds like a logical progression, but I will have to wait another 7 years...

    All the best, and I hope it goes really well.

    Dean
    PS: With the tarrif war on the rise, you have a very good reason to get them now, before new stock arrives at the higher price...
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