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SE (Special Edition) Series

In recent years, smaller Porro-style binoculars have somewhat fallen out of favor over the more-compact roof prism style. In fact, a well-known Japanese brand discontinued their highly-regarded SE line of Porro-prism models in favor of their roof-prism models. But many binocular aficionados prefer the Porro style not only for greater performance for the dollar, but also a greater feeling of 3D from the wider separation of the objective lenses- so fans of the SE’s were disappointed with the decision to discontinue them. 

Oberwerk’s new SE Series have a similar ergonomic design of the original SE’s, but have improved optical performance by using FK-61 ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass objectives, which eliminate chromatic aberration (false-color fringing). The Oberwerk SE’s have a wider FOV than the originals, yet are surprisingly-sharp to the edge. Unlike the original SE’s the Oberwerk models are waterproof and nitrogen-filled. Available in 8×32, 10×42, and 12×50.

  • Oberwerk 8x32 SE top view
    8×32 SE
    $279.95
  • Oberwerk 10x42 SE
    10×42 SE
    $309.95
  • Oberwerk 12x50 SE
    12×50 SE
    $349.95

Model

Features*
Effective
Aperture

FOV
FOV
@1000m

AFOV
Usable
Eye Relief

Exit Pupil

IPD Range
Min.
focus

Length
Weight
(lbs.)
Price
(USD)
8×32 SEED (FK-61), WA, WP, padded case100%8.2°144m66°15mm4.0mm56-76mm3m5″1.75$249.95
10×42 SEED (FK-61), WA, WP, padded case100%6.5°114m65°15mm4.2mm56-76mm4m6″2.0$279.95
12×50 SEED (FK-61), WA, WP, padded case100%5.5°88m66°14mm4.17mm56-76mm6m7″2.25$319.95