Oberwerk 5000 Head – Oberwerk
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Oberwerk 5000 Head


Oberwerk 5000 Head

(3 customer reviews)


The Oberwerk 5000 Series fluid head, from the 5000 Series Tripod/Head Combo, is available separately for any tripod with a 3/8-16 stud.


The Oberwerk 5000 Series fluid head has a high load capacity (up to 16 lbs.), yet is exceptionally affordable compared to other high-capacity heads. All-aluminum construction, weighs just 2 lbs. Attaches to any tripod that has a 3/8-16 stud. Includes two quick-release plates and dual panning handles. Extra quick release plates are available for quick swapping of other devices (cameras, spotting scopes, etc.) for just $10!

Pair this with our wood tripod, and you’ve got the perfect mount for our larger binoculars, from the 7 lb. 20×80 Deluxe III up to the 16 lb. 110mm Ultra Series binoculars.

  • All-aluminum fluid head provides smooth azimuth and altitude motion
  • Internal counter-spring helps to balance load as it tilts from horizon to zenith
  • Quick-release plates includes 1/4-20 and 3/8-16 screws
  • Dual panning handles
  • Max. weight capacity: 16 lbs.
  • Weight: 2 lbs.

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 11 × 7 in

3 reviews for Oberwerk 5000 Head

  1. David Keller

    I bought only the 5000 Series head to use with a Televue 80mm OTA on my photo tripod. The 5000 head is without a doubt the best in its class. It is light weight yet handles my 8.5 lb .loaded OTA with little or no vibration. What I like the best is that it will slew the scope in both alt and az very smoothly without losing position when I lock the knobs. Also, once I set the tension for alt and az with the scope balanced and the heaviest EP I will use for the night I do not have to change the settings. The long dual handles make movement smooth and easy. I have used a variety of al/az mount/heads over the years and this is the best I have found. Construction quality is impressive. Another plus with this head is that it is located over the center of my tripod rather than off to the side. This adds to stability and less EP motion. A great head!!

  2. Thomas Majewski (verified owner)

    I use this head for Oberwerk 25X100 mm binos and it works really well. For the money, this head is a very good buy. It performs in all movements smoothly and holds any position you set it at. Excellent construction and a has a solid feel to it.

  3. Michael Dixon (verified owner)

    I purchased the Oberwerk 5000 head for my binocular needs, and also an 80mm refractor telescope. I have had a couple of chances to use it now and found it to be an excellent head. First time I used it was to view comet 46p/Wirtanen. Very smooth movements and I just fell in love with it.
    I am planning on a couple of other purchases and these will also be coming from Oberwerk. I do not believe I could have found a better place to deal with, or any better prices for the quality that they sell.

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