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which one I should buy apogee 20x80 or oberwerk 20

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:01 PM

I 'm interest 20x80mm binos because it's weight just 3.6lbs that can be mount on cheap tripod.
both of binos has the same spec. oberwerk is $199 but apogee is only $149.

is there anything make me choose oberwerk over apogee? in term of optical and light gathering???

#2 Alby

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:06 PM

Neo;

I'm happy with my Oberwerks and their service is great.
The broadband coatings are sweet which might set them apart from the Apogee's.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:17 PM

I've heard good things about both, and on paper they seem all but identical.
If I were in the market for some lightweight 20s and could save 50 bucks, I'd give the Apogees a shot.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 03:31 PM

I could not find any binoculars on Apogee's website for $149!

Generally the difference between these binoculars is the number of surfaces that are multicoated. Oberwerks are Fully Multi Coated - All surfaces. Quite often some of the other brands are not. Since I could not find a $149 binoc on Apogee website, I could not verify that.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:23 PM

I was checking them out at opticsplanet:
http://www.opticspla...werk-20x80.html
Even the blurbs are nearly identical. Hmmm.
Both bino links use an oberwerk address, but the product codes jive.
*the plot thickens ;) *

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#6 Craig Simmons

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 04:39 PM

I couldn't find the Oberwerk address, just the ones for Optics Planet's grouping by brand. I'd email Optics Planet to be sure on the FMC for the Apogees.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 06:34 PM

Here!

http://www.oberwerk....cts/default.htm

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 06:26 AM

The disparity between the price, I would think, is because of what EdZ alluded to...differences in the coatings. I don't see much of any other difference. A mystery...

There is not a review of the Apogee bins on excelsis to confirm.

Neo, I can only tell you that Oberwerk has been considered has having great to good bins and they have excellent customer service. I have never dealt with Apogee personally.

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 07:47 AM

Thanks for the link. That's the first time I've seen this alternate Oberwerk website. I usually use the bigbinoculars address.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:32 AM

I was checking them out at opticsplanet:
http://www.opticspla...werk-20x80.html
Even the blurbs are nearly identical. Hmmm.
Both bino links use an oberwerk address, but the product codes jive.
*the plot thickens ;) *
Saber


When OpticsPlanet added the Apogee 20x80 to their site, they used our 20x80LW product description word for word, simply substituting "Apogee" for "Oberwerk". I contacted them about this, so it should change very soon.
Kevin Busarow
Oberwerk Corp.

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:59 AM

That's very disappointing. Are they so lazy about creating an original product description that plagiarism is accepted? Jez...

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Posted 05 May 2005 - 10:06 AM

Unfortunately this is far from an isolated case for many brands' actual specifications vs. their dealer outlets' website info.
Always a good idea to contact the brand's company directly to get the straight dope.

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