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I can see water droplets on the inside lenses of my Konus roof binoculars, how can i solve this problem please?

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Im sure they were not bought that way so somehow water got in. the problem with water is it contains minerals that will eventually corrode or stain the optics. for a quick fix you can contact a camera store and ask if they have any of the moisture absorbing packets that are used in shipping.(they can be dried out and used again). otherwise they will have to be taken apart and cleaned, but that would be expensive to do...good luck...larry@reichinstruments.com

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Try setting it next to the heater vent for a few days. Somewhere dry and hot.

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