Oberwerk 8x42mm, 10x42mm Sport ED – Oberwerk
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Oberwerk 8x42mm, 10x42mm Sport ED


Oberwerk 8x42mm, 10x42mm Sport ED

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


Our finest roof-prism binocular. ED objectives eliminate chromatic abberation for flawless color rendition. Phase-coated prisms for highest-possible image quality. Wide  FOV. Internal focuser focuses down to just 6 ft.! Perfect for advanced-level bird-watching and wildlife viewing.  Available in your choice of 8x or 10x magnification.

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New! The Oberwerk Sport ED Series, with their ED (extra-low dispersion) objectives and wide 65° AFOV (apparent field of view), are the finest roof-prism binoculars we’ve ever offered. These are the only apochromatic binoculars in the Oberwerk product line- which means chromatic aberration, or false color, is completely eliminated from the view. Available in either 8×42 (8.1° FOV) or 10×42 (6.5° FOV), they’re the perfect choice for advanced-level bird-watching and wildlife viewing, or for any type of viewing where flawless color rendition is necessary. While more expensive than our 8×42 Sport HD, they are much less than competitor’s ED binoculars, and are truly an exceptional value.

All-aluminum construction with attractive textured dark green rubber armor, with red anodized trim. Even the focus wheel is aluminum (most other brands use plastic focusers). Like the Sport HD Series, the Sport ED’s are completely waterproof. The internal focusers have the widest range of any Oberwerk binoculars, allowing them to focus as close as 6 ft. away! Oberwerk’s signature broadband multi-coatings are found on every air-to-glass surface (fully multi-coated), and the prisms are phase-coated for highest-possible image quality. The eyecups are continuously adjustable- simply twist to move them in or out. Includes right ocular diopter adjustment, soft rubber ocular cover, captive soft rubber objective covers, rugged nylon case, and our premium heavy-duty denim strap.

Read noted camera reviewer Ken Rockwell’s review of the 8×42 Sport ED.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 x 10 x 8 in

8x- 8.1°, 10x- 6.5°

Eye Relief

8x- 18mm, 10x- 16mm

Exit Pupil

8x- 5.25mm, 10x- 4.2mm

IPD Range


Minimum Focus


Product Weight

1.48 lbs.

Product Dimensions

L=5.5", W=5", H=2"

2 reviews for Oberwerk 8x42mm, 10x42mm Sport ED

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Michael Mann

    I’ve had these for two days now. Some of the key things I’ve noticed:

    My eyes are very relaxed and I can look through them for a long time. I attribute this to the a couple of things. Eyes don’t have to be lined up exactly in the center of the eyepiece to see the whole field of view – no black out if you are off center.
    Natural 3D view which I attribute to their precise collimation. Early or late, shade or sun, I see no “color fringes” on birds, twigs or any object in the field of view. They are able to focus precisely and have crisp detail. I don’t have a $1000 plus pair of binoculars to compare them to but don’t feel I’m missing anything.

    They feel compact, light weight and balanced to me. I have no trouble holding them stable enough. I don’t find myself looking for a place to brace myself to hold them still.

    Other observations: Large diameter focusing knob helps precise focusing. Field of view is probably not adequate for finding fast flying birds at close range, but fine for soaring raptors, flocks of ducks and geese and larger birds at a distance. Armor coating comfortable to hold. No wobble in hinge and it’s both tight and smooth. Once it’s adjusted, it stays there.

    Can’t comment on twist out eye cups as I use glasses and leave them all the way in.

    I would certainly recommend them and buy them again.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    David Humenansky

    I bought a pair of Oberwerk 10×42 Sport ED with a 6.5 FOV. I love them. They were great during our Antarctica trip and have been during the African Migration I am currently on. I’ve recommended them to others I am so pleased.

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