15×70 Deluxe


15×70 Deluxe

(19 customer reviews)


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Oberwerk Deluxe Series are close to The Ultra Series in optical performance and construction quality, but at a substantially-lower price.  The 15×70 Deluxe has excellent sharpness across almost the the entire field, with rugged construction and precise center focuser. Of course these are fully broadband multi-coated, waterproof, and nitrogen charged. The eyepieces are threaded to accept 1.25″ filters. Includes our exclusive Heavy-Duty aluminum-frame case. Also includes the Oberwerk Heavy-Duty L Adapter, caps, and neck strap.

Recommended mounts-
Oberwerk 2000 Monopod
Oberwerk 3000 Tripod

Additional information

Weight 13 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 14 × 10 in


Eye Relief

12.0mm (usable)

Exit Pupil


IPD Range


Minimum Focus


Product Weight

4.3 lbs.

Product Dimensions

L=10.5, W=8.5, H=3.5 in.

19 reviews for 15×70 Deluxe

  1. Wolfgang Scholz

    I’m glad that I found these binoculars, being spoiled by a pair of Steiner’s which I bought 34 years ago in Germany and traveled all over the world with me, they look used now but the optics are still like brand new. The 15×70 Oberwerk binoculars are at least as good as the 7×50 Steiner’s if not better. I got into astronomy and needed something with a wide FOV. These are perfect! The view is fantastic, easy to focus and very, very good craftsmanship. On top of a very good product Oberwerk provides outstanding service. I’m sure that I won’t have to look for another pair of binoculars in my life. If you want to do something good for your eyes and enjoy watching the stars or wildlife or whatever you like to observe, you came to the right place.

  2. Ben Hail

    These are exactly what I was looking for. I’ve been observing for a couple years, but I haven’t had any equipment of my own. I’ve been using my friend’s telescope, and he has some pretty decent eyepieces ($200+), so I was getting used to those types of views. I purchased the 15×70 LW’s mostly because they were lightweight, and I thought they’d be better for handholding. The views weren’t as sharp as what I was looking for, and they fogged up under some very humid conditions, so I asked if I could exchange them for the 15×70 Deluxe set. They obliged, and I’m now the happy owner of these babies!

    I will say right off the bat that handholding these is a breeze and actually a little easier for me with the added weight (they don’t move around as much with little movements). The clarity, light transmission, color transmission, and sharpness are all out-of-this-world. Now I have binoculars that compete with my friend’s eyepieces! I like the way these feel in my hands, and they feel much more rugged than the 15×70 LW’s. The first thing I noticed was that I didn’t need to be under dark skies with near-transparency to get good views. These pick up way more light and color from stars than the 15×70 LW’s. I am honestly amazed at the difference. I can’t even imagine what the Ultra’s look like, but I can’t imagine the views getting much better than this. Right now these give me the views I’ve been craving, and I can see being happy with these for a long time to come.

  3. Robert V Hollenbeck

    I ordered the 15 by 70 last week and they came well packed and therefore the initial alignment was spot on! The CA is very minimal even on the brightest stars and not noticeable on the fainter stars. The moon was stunning and sharp all around the edge. Kevin and Linda were very patient with me and answered all my questions. These binoculars are definite keepers. Great optics and build for the price point!

  4. Matthew Andrew (verified owner)

    I have been using the new 15×70 deluxe binoculars for a week now. these are the most outstanding value that I have found in binoculars. stars are crisp and pinpoint, star color is very evident, and the lens caps are far better than the usual things that fall off. Incredibly well made, just a joy to hold and work with. Customer service is second to none!

  5. Ray Bureau (verified owner)

    Unbelievable resolution. The extended eye relief makes them a joy to use with a parallelogram. Just let them float in front of your eyes and it is like looking through a window into space. Best lunar view that I have ever experienced and I have many high quality telescopes.
    Not APO of course but what little chromatic aberration there is can be controlled by slightly averted vision. The moon seems to be just floating is space with every detail visible.
    Thanks for a great product at a fair price

  6. Mark (verified owner)

    Hello folks, I’d like to mention that I ordered a pair of these deluxe binoculars while they were out of stock and I had to wait about 3 weeks to receive them, I’m in Southern California so that may have been a factor. Well now let me mention that the wait was well worth it, these deluxe model 15×70’s came very well packaged so the collimation was as true as if left the Oberwerk shop, the clarity and brightness offer up incredible detail while terrestrial viewing , and at night while viewing the stars , I see so much more than my old Barska Binos, at first my wife didn’t seem interested in checking out the stars, now she’s asking me when I’m going outside to look around so she can share the view ha,….I used to work for a military optics manufacturer when I was young , and we had an affiliation with Bushnell , so I’ve owned a couple of their binoculars and a spotting scope from them, but I can say without a doubt , these deluxes are far superior, worth the wait and looking forward to ordering and smaller pair for the wife . Thanks Kevin and especially Linda who answered all my questions and inquiries.

  7. Brian Threlkeld (verified owner)

    Amazing service and product, great complement to my 12in DOB and opens a whole new avenue of astronomy enjoyment and exploration. The 15×70’s were a little larger than I had envisioned and Im sure glad I also purchased the equally awesome Farpoint UBM. These binoculars coupled with the UBM and a zero gravity chair make wide filed viewing of the night sky a enjoyable time that I look forward to when clear skies present themselves.

  8. Bob Popovich (verified owner)

    The 15×70 DeLuxe focuses smoothly and sharply and maintains the focus once set. Observing through urban light pollution, it has the power to pull in faint fuzzies and split close doubles. Color rendition is very good and the FOV [both apparent & actual] are excellent.
    For longer viewing sessions the solid build calls for some type of support. Oberwerk’s monopod works great for me.
    It’s also wonderful to work with a company that not only sells binoculars but also understands them!
    Highly recommended!

  9. Bob Santillana (verified owner)

    I have been enjoying my Deluxe 15 x 70’s for the past couple of weeks and must say I am totally impressed by their performance. I’ve had the opportunity to use them in some darker skies and some that were well light polluted. The view has been excellent in either situation. These binoculars were ready to go from moment they arrived. They were very well packaged and the heavy duty carring case is an excellent value added reason to purchase from Oberwerk. The view is clear and focusing is easy. I bought these for my wife and I to use in tandum with our telescope. I paired them with an older, sturdy video tripod for her and found the combination of tripod and binoculars makes viewing the stars and planets very pleasurable. As an added benefit, it will make it easier for the grandkids to view the skies instead of using the telescope. I highly recommend them.

  10. Richard Dupuy (verified owner)

    Great value! Plenty for the money. The build quality is second to none. I have no doubt these will be here long after me! Daytime views are crisp and bright. I purchased primarily to fill a size gap for stargazing. The 4 stars are because if 2 issues I have. I expected the views to be slightly brighter while stargazing and this comparison is made with the 4 other sized binos I own. Image is crisp to about 85% of field of view then softens which is excellent in this price range. The other issue, I have, is the thickness of the eye cups are not comfortable against my neanderthal forehead. This is just relevant to my use. I think they are excellent binos that provide plenty for what you pay. And in all fairness 3 of the other 4 binos I compared these to have ed glass. You cant go wrong with these binos and all my interactions with Kevin and his staff have been extremely rewarding!

  11. Kevin Kelley (verified owner)

    I am very impressed with these binoculars. These are the third pair of Oberwerk binoculars for me, I have the 8×40 Mariner and the 11×56 LW that have served me well and wanted to upgrade to a larger and more powerful binocular. I was lucky to have five extremely clear days with no moon to try out these 15×70 Deluxe binoculars. Orion’s nebulae was clear and crisp as were several other Messier objects. Mars and Pleiades were visible in the same FOV and the color was true and clear. I highly recommend using these binoculars to enjoy the night’s sky. I am older and find it difficult to lift and manipulate my larger telescopes so I sold them and transitioned to the Farpoint Universal Binocular Mount with great satisfaction. I now relax in my semi-reclined camp chair and easily and comfortable enjoy the nights sky through my 15×70 Oberwerk binoculars hands free! I was so impressed that I recently purchased the 20×80 Deluxe model. Will review these later.
    My advise is that if you are thinking about buying a pair of binoculars I recommend that you contact Kevin or Linda at Oberwerk, the only place that I know of that provides honest, informative and consistent customer support.

  12. Kenneth

    I ordered my 15X70 Deluxe binocular on Saturday, my order was processed on Sunday, shipped out Monday and I received it a few days later. What incredible customer service. The binocular is fantastic with crisp stars to the edge and no chromatic aberration that I can see. Oberwerk staff and products are just out of this world!

  13. Mark Yanofsky (verified owner)

    When these binoculars are described as Deluxe…Well,that is a perfect description of these gems…Deluxe on every level,imo.

    Beautifully built and stunning optics….Considering the overall price and what one gets( an L bracket and a vault like metal case included,not to mention carefully collimated by the supplier) it’s an amazing deal!
    This is my third Oberwerk binocular and all have been superb.
    There’s not much more I can add that hasn’t been stated by other happy owners…All accurate.

  14. Kenneth J Hubal (verified owner)

    Excellent sharpness across the field of view and very well built. A fabulous value and these 15×70 Deluxe compare very well to more expensive Japanese made models costing upwards of 1,000 dollars. Well corrected with very generous eye relief. Highly recommended!!

  15. Nik Wolnik (verified owner)

    I ordered these after returning a pair of 25×100. those were great optics but hard to handle. I should have purchased the monopole with those. As it turns out I order these and the mono pole and enjoy the combination. Together it is an excellent setup. Service from this company is top notch the people there are knowledgeable and courteous. Wonderful company and products.

  16. Kenneth Klauss (verified owner)

    I was originally researching telescopes and deciding which one I wanted to buy. I had pretty much decided on an 8″ Dobsonian but I wondered how often I would actually use it. I live in a multi-floor apartment building in the foothills of the Andes in a large city in Ecuador and my viewing would involve taking an elevator to the roof of our building. I was intrigued about buying a pair of large aperture binoculars and started researching them. I think what sold me on Oberwerk binoculars was that each pair goes through a hand-signed checklist before they are shipped out and collimation is one of the things on that checklist. I sent an inquiry about the various models and to my surprise Kevin Busarow, the founder of Oberwerk personally replied to my inquiry. Over the next several days I had other questions and each time Kevin responded to my inquiries. I was impressed and Oberwerks reputation and Kevin’s kindness made me decide on the Oberwerk 15×70 Deluxe Binoculars, the Oberwerk Monopod and a soft carrying case. I could not believe when everything arrived. The hard case that are included with he binoculars is incredibly nice and very protective of the binoculars. My wife was there as I opened the box and even she was impressed when she saw the case. The binoculars themselves are absolutely beautiful and just scream quality. I had been going up to the roof and using a very old pair of Fujinon 7×50 binoculars that my father-in-law had given me so I was unprepared for the 15×70 Oberwerk binoculars. The power and the clarity of the Oberwerk binoculars is just astounding and the collimation of the binoculars was perfect right out of the case. It’s so easy for me to sling the binoculars and the Oberwerk Monopod that I purchased over my shoulder and take the elevator to the roof of our apartment building that I go up there nearly every day, during the day and at night. Now my wife, who was previously uninterested goes with me and she is amazed whenever she views the moon and planets at night and the surrounding mountains during the day. One of the things that sold me on the Oberwerk 15×70 Deluxe Binoculars was that I could attach 1.25″ filters to the eyepieces and I bought a set of lunar filters for viewing the moon. I am thrilled with these binoculars and could not possibly be happier and I know I use them far more often than I would an 8″ Dobsonian telescope. I now know a whole new world of observing and how much more comfortable it is viewing through binoculars rather than a single eyepiece of a telescope. If you are on the fence about buying a pair of high-power binoculars for astronomy as I was just buy them and you won’t regret your decision.

  17. Chip Weems (verified owner)

    I ordered these binoculars on a weekend, and they arrived by Wednesday. Fit and finish is excellent, very nice case, the tripod mount is very strong, and they balance perfectly on my Manfrotto MVH500AH fluid head. Even though the weight is less than the 5.5lb spec for the head, the counterweight spring holds them without rebounding. Unfortunately, I had to return them. My eyes have 2.25 diopters of focusing difference, and the right eyepiece only provides +/- 2.0 diopters. I really tried to make them work, because they are so nice, and the weight is perfect. But it just wasn’t possible to get them to focus in both eyes, without using glasses — so close, but just not quite there. I mainly use IF 7×50’s, but also use CF binos from other manufacturers, without having this issue, so I didn’t expect it when I placed the order. Oberwerk was great about taking the return. I’ve replaced them with the IF 15×70 Ultras, which provide plenty of focus range, although the Manfrotto’s counterweight balance does sag with them. So I can highly recommend the Deluxe 15×70, but only if your eyes need less than 2 diopters of difference in correction, or you’re happy to view with glasses.

  18. Brian Rozema

    I won’t bore you by repeating what others have said. Just know that you won’t find better binocs at this price point.

  19. Rick Evans (verified owner)

    I’ve been using my Oberwerk 15×70 Deluxe binoculars for about a week now and have spent hours comparing them to the views I get with my very expensive Zeiss 20×60 image stabilized binoculars. I find that the Oberwerk has a brighter FOV and actually it is easier to find faint deep sky targets with it, than with the Zeiss. Of course, brighter targets look more detailed in the Zeiss and I’d put the transition point at anything at or brighter than M27. I’m in Bortle 6 skies.

    I find the best way to use them is to lie in a zero-gravity chair and brace my arms against my body when holding them and to keep individual views to about 2 minutes and then take a break for a minute or two. Otherwise my arms tire. I had no issues finding M2, M15, M22, M13, or M27 with the Oberwerks last night. Saturns ring was discernable and the moon looked almost as detailed as in the Zeiss.

    The view in the 15z50 Deluxe is close in stability to the image stabilized view in the Zeiss 20×60 IS.

    I very highly recommend the Oberwerk 15×70 Deluxe binoculars for deep sky viewing. Anything heavier would be a chore to handhold. But this binocular hits many sweet spots for hand held observation of fainter deep sky objects. This is a fantastic buy especially for the money, but it would be hard to find a better observing instrument for astronomical use at any price.


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