Obie 15x70s and eyeglasses??
Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:45 AM
entry into big-bino land! I see that eye relief is 16mm.
I wear eyeglasses and am concerned that this may be a bit tight for me.
Do any owners use these with glasses?
Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:40 AM
I have no problem with it if I fold down the rubber eye cups, but that might depend on your specific glasses.
If you do not have astigmatism, you should be able to take the glasses off for viewing. I am fortunate that I can also do this.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:08 PM
I'll post my impressions.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 03:38 PM
I find binoculars with 20mm to 22mm of eye relief difficult to use because it requires me to use my thumbs up against my glasses to hold the binocular a few mm away from my glasses.
Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:10 PM
My experience is that in the most cases it needs at least 16-17(stated) mm ER to see the entire FOV with my eyeglasses on. My Oberwerk 11x70 with 23mm ER is too long even with eyeglasses, and it's impossible to get an optimal distance with the rubber eyecups. Other people wearing eyeglasses who tried my 11x70 asked why the image became partly blackened.
According to my experiences I doubt about to get the 15x70 because the most binoculars I tried with less than 17mm ER didn't work well for eyeglasses. The Nikon Action Extreme with stated 17mm ER had too short ER for me. Do you have any understanding about the difference in practice between Nikon AE and Oberwerk 15x70?
Posted 05 August 2005 - 04:46 AM
Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:20 AM
The Nikon AE (for Me) have plenty of eye relief). You can read about them in this article which includes a few other popular binoculars.
The Oberwerk 15x70 are right at the limit for me to see the entire filed of view. You can read about them in this 4-way comparison article which also includes the Fujinon 16x70 and a few others.
Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:10 AM
I'd be interested in knowing your experience with the Burgess 20X80LW and eyeglasses the next time you have them out. The listed ER of the 80mm LW is 13mm but I can just see the full FOV with my -3.75 glasses on. I recall another forum member who purchased the Oberwerk 80mm LW recently reported the same.
I don't wear glasses to observe but I would like to be sure when I recommend the LW to others who do....
Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:43 AM