Oberwerk 22x100....first thoughts
Posted 28 July 2004 - 11:53 AM
The curse everyone talks about does exist...the day they arrived it was raining. But late that night I got a short break in the clouds so I went out for look. Wow, the most amazing views ive ever had of the night sky. Given the conditions it was even more impressive. I only had a few minutes before the clouds rolled back in, the moon was also quite bright but the number of stars was amazing...MUCH more then I see with my 11x70s (expected of course...but still..wow) The moon was also amazingly clear and crisp, I noticed a thin yellow line around the edge...but not enough to bother me. The edge performance drop off is noticeable, and not quite as good as id hoped but im not complaining, with time it may become more of an issue to me.
The only immediate negative is getting the Binos tight on the tripod head...they want to swing around on me. I tightened the mount screw as much as I could....no luck there. I slid them back (towards me) hoping to minimize the forward weight, but the barrels eventually touch the head so you can only go so far. Its unnerving to have your binos swap ends in an instant. Anyone have thoughts on this??
Posted 28 July 2004 - 12:24 PM
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Posted 29 July 2004 - 09:13 PM
At least you've got 'em up. I still think that set is one of the bigger bargains out there.
Posted 29 July 2004 - 11:31 PM
After a couple of more sessions with these things...full moon and all..I have to say im impressed....they are very cool. The extra magnification opens a whole new world(or would that be universe...) These things are great! Im more excited than ever.
I have to agree with Rusty, and add that everyone should have a pair....
Posted 30 July 2004 - 09:56 PM
BTW, I keep mine on Quickset Samson tripods (have a couple with different heads), and they're a joy to use.
Posted 31 July 2004 - 06:10 AM
everyone should have a pair....
No thanks. Been there and done that. Not again.
Anyway, I'm glad you're having fun with your set.
These do represent an interesting phenomena to me. It's very similar to the radically differing perceptions that swirl around the Canon IS binoculars. Some folk rave about them, while other folks rant about them. It just goes to show how differently we all perceive things.