Oberwerk Sport ED reviewed by Badgerland Birding

Badgerland Birding reviewing the Oberwerk Sport ED

Badgerland Birding, a popular website and YouTube channel dedicated to all things birding, has given the Oberwerk Sport ED a stellar review. With birding season beginning in earnest, we at Oberwerk have made a concerted effort to get our binoculars into the hands of more birders.

As our existing Sport ED customers already know, our flagship roof prism binocular is ideal for birding and wildlife observation. You get fantastic optics coupled with a rugged design that feels great in your hands. The aluminum focus wheel and diopter provide the cherry on top, gliding smoothly without feeling too loose.

As usual, the Badgerland review found the Oberwerk optics impressive:

The view through the binoculars was exceptionally clear and colors really popped, specifically the bright green on the head of an American Wigeon I was observing.

Badgerland Birding

Badgerland Birding is a great resource for anyone looking for birding content online. They currently have 462 videos on their YouTube channel where they discuss everything birding. The crew has traveled all around the U.S. looking for birds and you’ll find great tips and interesting facts in their videos.

Check out the web review here and see the video below:

While our Sport ED binocular makes for a great birding binocular, we also make some fantastic compact porro prism binoculars that are ideal for birding. Our SE lineup has a 8×32 model and a 10×42 model. You won’t find a better value for birding—enjoy fantastic optics without breaking the bank!

Oberwerk Sport ED Reviewed by Cornell Lab

A bird catching a fish

Oberwerk has enjoyed the position as the top choice among astronomy enthusiasts for years, but recently birders have taken notice of our high quality compact binoculars. The birding market has largely been dominated by exorbitantly expensive luxury binoculars that, while nice, provide a diminishing return in quality for every dollar spent. Keeping in line with Oberwerk’s mission to make high quality optics available at a reasonable price, our Sport Series and SE Series are ideal for birders. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology recently reviewed our 8×42 Sport ED binocular and they agree!

Here’s a quick excerpt:

For birders looking for excellent image quality at a relatively low price, the Oberwerk Sport ED is an impressive option. These compact, slightly heavy binoculars got our reviewers’ attention with bright and very crisp images. The colors are true without seeming overly saturated. Even against the glare of a gray sky, we were impressed with the gradation of grays and tans in the fur of an eastern gray squirrel as it nibbled the vivid buds of a red maple.

Cornell Lab

The Sport ED has been our most popular binocular in recent years. The ED glass provides amazing image quality and the metal focus wheel and diopter feel fantastic in operation. Featuring lightweight magnesium-alloy construction, with attractive textured dark green rubber armor and red anodized trim.

More Praise for the Sport ED Binocular

Word about this fantastic binocular has been spreading. Check out some of these other great reviews!

the one binocular to own if you can only have one.


Test driving the Oberwerk Sport ED 8 x 42 has been nothing short of a revelation. Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, along comes an instrument like this that upsets the apple cart.

Dr. Neil English