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Re: The Dial that adjusts the clarity is frozen.
Some 7x35 b&l have to be regreased after time, if you force it you could wear the the center wheel or cross thread it.you should still be able to free it by applying pressure and turning wheel counter-clockwise, once it is free and you are going to adjust it to put it back in the case, do not turn the wheel until the eyepieces hit the body, thats where i think its getting stuck,leave eyepieces up a little after use...hope this helps...email@example.com
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this is a common proplem with binoculars that have been dropped. needs to be taken apart and realigned. trouble is some binos today are not worth the time or cost to repair if they were made in china, more of a toy...to realign would cost you at least $35 plus shipping..if i can help further? firstname.lastname@example.org
Over time the grease in the central pivot shaft hardens to restric the rotation of the focusing wheel. Heat from a hair dryer combined with a little WD-40 can ustally re-soften the grease permitting the wheel to turn slightly. Working the wheel back and forth over a short period of time should get it to work again easily.
there's been some sort of breach in your casing. either a crack in a les, or maybe in the housing, perhaps it was dropped. if you can't take it apart and dry out all the moisture, you'll probably have to have it replaced.
Unfortunately warranty wouldn't cover this. The warranty only covers manufacturing defects. Binoculars may come out of alignment over time as things get loose with age and usage. Bausch and Lomb owned Bushnell. Made binoculars under noth names. Since yours were made B&L sold off the binocular business to a venture capitol company and they too sold it to another the current owners. Elite is still a model name being made by the current Bushnell. They may undertake to do the service you require but at a cost.
The elites are a very good unit and well worth repairing or servicing.
Bausch & Lomb binoculars did carry a Limited Life Time Warranty. I quote the first paragraph of the enclosed warranty card. The rest of the card just mentions the address to send them. The card is old and always good to check for the current address. "Your Bushnell or Bausch & Lomb binocular, riflescope, or telescope is unquestionably warranted to be free of defect in material and workmanship for the lifetime of the original owner." Coating wearing off is not considered a warranty repair as coatings can come off over time. Rubbing too hard often or not blowing off debris before cleaning can do this. Using cleaners not made for coated lenses also can. The Bausch & Lomb Discoverer was made by Bushnell. They have owned B & L's binoculars business since the mid seventies. Bushnell still make the discoverer line under the Bushnell brand name. Contact Bushnell in your country for service.
If these are the same as the Bausch & Lomb 'Aviator' style. Contact Luxotica. They purchased Bausch & Lombs Sunglasses division. I personally prefer the hooked wires to the standard arms and have purchased the hooked arms to replace the standard ones for other B&L sunglasses.
Another option could be to buy a cheap pair of dubious origin 'genuine' Raybans on the auction site and take the hooked arms off.
Bausch & Lomb was purchased by Bushnell in the 70's. Your elites are Japanese made and considered quite a good binocular. Bushnell continued to make the same binoculars bearing the Elite name but replaced B&L with Bushnell. The current elites are different shaped. You could contact Bushnell or you could go to a store in your area that may stock the older Bushnell Elites and try and see if the eyecups fit.