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    I have 2 pair of binoculars that need realigned. Seems they were dropped or
    knocked around and now display 2 rather than 1 image. One pair is a 20x80
    and the other is 10x70. Anyone have a suggestion as to where I might send
    these to have them realigned? Thanks & clear skies!



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    On 2008-06-06, BlurryOptics <usenet@p1s.com> wrote:

    Unless they are particularly pricey binos then it usually isn't
    worth having them repaired professionally. There are a few web
    sites that I've seen that describe attempting to do it yourself
    (sorry don't have the links to hand right now). You may end up
    making things worse but if your were goign to replace them anyway
    that is no great loss.

    One other thing - how are you testing them? Looking at the rooftops
    of similar in a suburban setting isn't the best test - you need a
    properly distant object to look at (say 1000ft or more). Astronomy
    binos often have great problems with near objects. They'll focus
    no problem but they'll appear out of collimation - this is particularly
    true of porro prisms because the objectives are much more widely
    spaced than your eyes.

    --
    Andrew Smallshaw
    andrews@sdf.lonestar.org

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    BlurryOptics wrote:

    I had the same problem a few years ago and did a web search for
    binocular collimation articles. Using the info I was able to collimated
    my binoculars. From my bookmarks A couple of the urls I collected still
    work:

    <http://www.cloudynights.com/item.php?item_id=416>
    <http://www.dvaa.org/ATM/BearCol.html>

    Try these, but also make a current web search for new material.

    If the binoculars are made to be collimated, it's not hard to get a
    decent collimation but difficult to get perfect.

    You need to check your binoculars for hidden collimation screws - the
    articles above may not be your binoculars but could provide hints as to
    where to find your collimation screws and what to do after finding them.

    Some modern binoculars are not meant to be collimated - the prisms are
    wedged in and if they move there's no way to return them to their proper
    place. Then it's time to make a couple of finder scopes - half
    binoculars make dandy finder scopes and you have prisms left over to
    play with.

    Good Luck.

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    On Jun 6, 10:16 am, lal_truckee <lal_truc...@yahoo.com> wrote:

    Any links to using old binos for finder scopes?

    Thanks

    TMT

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    Too_Many_Tools wrote:



    Just did a quick google - looks like there are numerous articles.

    Two primary ways to make them - use half a binocular as is, making a
    system to mount the half, or strip the optics out and making a (usually
    plastic plumbing) simple refracter for the finder.

    Adding a reticle is where it gets interesting - lots of web sources for
    reticles, or use hair, fishing line, wire, or even good old spider web
    to make a reticle. (Or do without.)

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    On Jun 6, 8:48 am, "BlurryOptics" <use...@p1s.com> wrote:

    hi, i can fix them, if you want give me a call @ 5088331232 visit my
    web site at www.reichinstruments@aol.com

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    On Jul 6, 7:19 pm, capecod...@yahoo.com wrote:

    sorry...reichinstruments.com

 

 

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