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Oberwerk 15x60 or 15x70?

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 11:13 AM

I am a little strapped for cash so I am considering buying the Oberwerk 15x60 instead of the 15x70. Can anyone tell me how the 15x60 compare to the 15x70, or should I just wait until I can afford the 15x70?

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Posted 04 August 2004 - 11:25 AM

I have not seen any postings regarding the 15x60

There is a great deal of information here about the 15x70s.

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:33 PM

I have the Oberwerk 12X60 and the Burgess 20X80 LW. I do not have the 15X60 or the 15X70. IMO the Oberwerk 12X60 with 5.7 deg FOV is an excellent buy in 60mm binos @ $109. I purchased the 12X60 after getting 20X80 and 25X100s because I wanted a pair with slightly higher power than the more popular 10X50 that I can use without a mount. The Oberwerk 12X60 is just the right size for me. However, for astronomy use I find myself using the Burgess 20X80 LW with a tripod about 80% of the time. The 20X80 size works much better for me from my mag 4.5 backyard. For example, M41 is just visible in 12X60s but much more impressive in my 20X80s.

Most people will need a tripod with 15X binos. I'd recommend saving up a few $ and get the 20X80 size if your primary use is for astronomy with a tripod.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 07:10 AM

Patience is a virtue. I would wait to get the larger aperture binos.


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