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    Question Oberwerk new 20x65 ?



    Is there anyone bought these new binoculars yet? They seem to have pretty good specs and light weight to handle I would think most would want a tripod. From what I have read those who have them like them. I have been beating my self to death over the 25X100s. But now these are out on the market from Oberwerk there is another excellent choice to buy. Well we will see what comes of these new binos in the coming months.

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    Default Re: Oberwerk new 20x65 ?

    I haven't tried them. From the specs, they sound very interesting, I would certainly like to give them a try.

    But I can say the 25x100s are AWESOME!! One serious DSO hunting machine.

    My only real reservation about the 20x65s would be the aperture, there is a HUGE difference in light grasp and the dim DSOs I can see between my 15x70s and the 25x100s.

    One thing for certain, the 20x65s would need a mount.
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    Default Re: Oberwerk new 20x65 ?

    They have an aperture of 60mm and a exit pupil at 3.25mm. The ed glass is nice, but objects will be dim compared to the Oberwerk 20x80 Deluxe III, which will collect 70 percent more light. The ed glass binoculars will put up a better image of the planets, and stars will be a little tighter. However, for planets I personally need no less then 75 mag. Orion has a pretty decent return policy. I would try these https://www.amazon.com/Orion-51855-G...%2C129&sr=8-18

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    Default Re: Oberwerk new 20x65 ?

    I would love to have look at the Oberwerks and I am happy to do a comparison with my Tak 22x60's and my generic 25x100's if anyone would like to "lend" me a pair! Unfortunately this is never likely to happen...

    Seriously though, it isn't possible to do a straight "brightness" comparison based just on objective size. There is a very good comparative review here: https://www.cloudynights.com/article...tak22x60-r2333 where the author discusses a range of factors that need to be taken into account, especially the illumination of the exit pupil. Makes a very interesting read. I have found that my 22x60's punch well above their weight even in a direct comparison with the 25x100's due to their excellent contrast and sharpness and their amazing level of illumination from almost all the objective lens. The "spot size" of their star images are amazingly sharp which means objects like the "trapezium" in M42 and relatively tight double stars are more easily seen. If the Oberwerks are anywhere near the Taks (as they claim) they would be well worth checking out. So, who is going to bite the bullet and get a pair?

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    Default Re: Oberwerk new 20x65 ?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanD View Post
    So, who is going to bite the bullet and get a pair?

    - Dean
    My next purchase is not likely to be soon, but these very well may be it. Maybe I can hint around for a likely Christmas gift.
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    Default Re: Oberwerk new 20x65 ?

    Sounds great: let's know how you go, and I will look forward to your review!!!

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