apogee 20x80's and Oberwerk 20x80 standards
Posted 15 June 2006 - 07:53 AM
Posted 15 June 2006 - 08:32 AM
The Oberwerk 20X80 Standard recevied very good reviews for edge sharpness. However, I don't know if either of the above will offer a noticeable gain over your Celestron 20X80.
Posted 15 June 2006 - 10:04 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:04 AM
Please read the Best Of article titled,
If They Look the Same, What Could be Different?
and the post link from there
These Look the Same, Are They.
Posted 16 June 2006 - 06:11 AM
Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:58 AM
I have not used either of the binoculars you asked about. Having said that, I have obsessed over these big binos for a long time now and I have eagerly gobbled up every drop of information about them on the web. From the articles and reviews, I would consider the Oberwerk to be of higher quality than the Apogee or the Celestron.
Arbitrary order of quality :
Celestron ---> Apogee ---> Oberwerk
Current Celestron giant binoculars are not fully multicoated.
Apogee owners give mixed reviews of their binoculars - some like them, some hate and curse them. (RED FLAG)
Oberwerk owners give positive reviews 90% of the time and their binoculars are fully multi-coated.
Like I said before, this is not direct experience speaking. But I am also in the market for a new giant binocular, and I would lean towards the Oberwerk or Garrett over the Apogee.
Clear dark skies...
Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:15 PM
Posted 20 June 2006 - 02:00 AM
I once worked on an assembly line, making bicyles, and then fixing dictating machines for a factory defect before they were shipped. In manufacturing the designers and front office may not know what is actually going on on the factory floor. There is the potential for a lot of variation due to all sorts of issues: misplaced parts, missing (stolen) parts, workers with hangovers, foremen who insist their way is the right way when wrong, etc. Quality control takes a real hands-on involvement by someone, anyone.
*that's a painful "off-center" , droll, joke.