Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Contemporary” version – Oberwerk
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Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Contemporary” version


Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Contemporary” version

(2 customer reviews)
5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings


Oberwerk 25/40×100 Long Range Observation Binocular, “Contemporary” version. Same optics as the “Classic“, but with a modern high-tech appearance, removable handle, 7×50 finder-scope, and wood tripod.

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25/40×100 “Contemporary” is out of stock until Oct. 17th. Order now to reserve one from the next shipment.

The legendary “border guard” binocular- the 25/40×100 Long-Range Observation Binocular, with 100mm semi-apochromat triplet objectives (each objective is 4″ in diameter!) and fully broadband multi-coated optics. This is an improved version of the binocular that was so favorably reviewed in the May 2003 issue of Astronomy magazine. Rotating ocular turrets allow wide-angle viewing at 25x, and high-power viewing at 40x. Apparent field of view is a very wide 67°. True giants, these are two feet in length and weigh over 26 lbs! For decades, this Carl Zeiss-designed binocular was available only to the East German and Chinese militaries. Now the same factory is producing these for Oberwerk for the civilian market, using the latest optical technology. This is the ultimate binocular for terrestrial observation. If you’ve got a home with a view, enjoy it to the utmost with this magnificent instrument.

This binocular is available in two styles- “Classic” and “Contemporary” (shown here). The “Contemporary” is finished in an automotive-quality champagne color, which gives it a modern high-tech appearance. It also includes a 7x50mm finder-scope.

Before Oberwerk formed a joint-venture with the factory, and became the exclusive North American importer, these very same binoculars were featured in the famous Hammacher-Schlemmer catalog for $3995! When you see the quality of construction, and the quality of the view that it offers, you’ll understand why it could sell for such a high price.

Comes complete with a sturdy wood tripod and lightweight nylon form-fitted case. The tripod can be upgraded to our gorgeous jarrah hardwood tripod. Either wood tripod can also be custom laser-engraved. If you want quick and easy height adjustment, upgrade to the Manfrotto 475B tripod, which has a crank-up elevator. Need easy mobility? Add the Manfrotto 181B Auto-Dolly. 3-year Limited Warranty.

Additional information

Weight 60 lbs
Dimensions 30 x 15 x 15 in


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Product Weight

Binocular- 28 lbs., Tripod- 12 lbs.

2 reviews for Oberwerk 25/40x100mm Long-Range Observation Binocular, “Contemporary” version

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Christopher D.

    I purchased binoculars for my father this past Fathers’ Day and the saleswoman went so far above and beyond typical customer service. Not only was I extremely late in ordering but I wanted the engraving also. I told her that I understood if they couldn’t engrave it on such short notice and that I would have it done after I gave them to him. I was totally amazed that she was able to get the engraving done. Not only did she do that, but she took the package herself to UPS since I had already missed their shipping cutoff. I have to say the service (and the binoculars) were phenomenal. I can’t thank you enough and will recommend you highly.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Camlo Looper

    I treated myself to this binocular when I bought a new condo with amazing views of the S.F bay area. You can see amazing details from across the bay. You can easily read a license plate from one mile away. During a hot day the heat waves obscure detail on high power lenses. Early in the morning or after the sunset those high power lenses work better. Definitely worth the money and factor in you will probably want a Manfrotto tripod which makes adjusting the height much easier. People who come over will immediately head over to it and will want to look around.

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