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Image Quality When ever we take pictures, they appear in focus thru the binoculars (I have 20/20 vision). When we download them, they are all out of focus. Please advise.

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Re: Image Quality

Look for a tiny pinhole and insert a pin while powered up to reset the device or because of environment, your device may have been designed with a switch combination to force a reset. start trying different switch hold-downs while powering up

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I have a pair of Plastimo military binoculars which have been fine up to now, but suddenly, despite being able to focus using the two eye piece controls, I cannot get anything other than a double image, no...

Hello - I never had Plastimo before but I have had a similar problem with double vision on a very similar looking pair of binoculars.
The eye piece movement just re-aligns eye focus differences , a double image usually means one of the lenses has moved inside the main tube. (usually from a knock/fall etc)
Can you rotate either one of the tubes ? On my pair I had to rotate anti-clockwide and found a prism inside that had slipped after a fall -
Close one eye and try to gauge which side is the best side -- Ray

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Focusing problems

Hello Samaro,

This effect is produced when the tho sides of the binoculars are not focusing the same.
Since you sayit is present at long distance, it might be that one barrel is stuck and is not focusing the same as the otherone when you scroll the middle "focuser".

What you can do is open it up and try to clean it, also see if there is something, that is making one of the lenses not move forward as far as the other one.

Good luck,

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I bought the 10x25 camera binoculars and only one lens will focus using the center dial. Its almost like the other one needs to be focused at the eye piece itself. The pictures are not clear and are...

It is common for binoculars to have one independently focusable eyepiece.  If one eyepiece can be rotated, then that is the case.
If that is the case, focus through the one that DOES NOT rotate using the center control until you get a sharp image on that side.  Then rotate the eyepiece on the blurry side until the blurry side is sharp.  If you succeed at this, from henceforth the center control will focus both eyes adequately

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I bought these for my husband. In trying them

Difficult to answer specifically without knowing the model. But binoculars are designed to view objects in the distance. They all have a limit as to how close they will focus based on the magnification and design. Objective lenses that are far apart such as on a porro prism binocular will not focus very close. The nature of the design of having the objectives further apart than the eyepieces doesn't allow it. When trying to focus too close the image will appear blurred and double. That is the nature of the design. 9 feet or 3 metres is considered quite close to focus a binocular and is usually for a model designed to do this such as a roof prism where the objective lens and the eye lenses are inline. A specialty binocular such as the Pentax Papilo will close focus to 50 centimeters. It has been designed so that the objective (large lenses) lenses converge.

Take into account when focusing that binoculars are also designed to compensate for differences in each eye. One of the eyepieces either right or left will adjust seperately. For binoculars with a center focus ring. First focus using the center ring with one eye covered. The eye that should be covered is the one that doesn't have the adjusting eyepiece. When the image is clear close the eye you have just used and leave the center focus alone. Focusing on the same spot look through the eyepiece that adjusts and turn the eyepiece ring until the image is clear. Now all you have to do is focus using the center ring only as the binoculars are adjusted for each eye.

Some binoculars do not have a center focus and each eye will adjust seperately.

Jul 29, 2009 | Binoculars & Monoculars

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See two images at higher power.

Your binoculars are out of collimation. That means that the optical path needs to be aligned. Binoculars are designed so that the focus point of each barrel is the same over long and as short as possible distances. Binoculars that are properly aligned will still show a double image if you attempt to focus at something close that is too close for the models design. However this is not the same for long distances. The image at a long distance must not be doubled.

If they are under warranty and you haven't damaged them by dropping etc send them for repair to the manufacturer or ask the retailer where to send them.

If you are going to pay to have them fixed get a quote first. Binoculars that are of the zoom variety are not well thought of among binocular officionados as the quality of image degrades at higher magnification. For the price of repair you may be able to source a higher quality non zoom binocular.

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Unable to focus my Bushnell 7x35 insta-vision binoculars

insta-vision bino's are self focusing no adjustments.

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Bad picture

Try changeing the image quality, is this a cheap around 30usd model?
Comment by Ekse, posted on Jun 12, 2008 Still image: 640 x 480 (high-resolution setting), or 320 x 240 (low-resolution); movie clips: 320 x 240

the thing is this a very cheap camera and the quality doesn't get any better than that. Comment by Ekse, posted on Jun 12, 2008 I can find this camera for even 20 dollars, you have a cheap knock off. You can't get a quality camera for this cheap. Comment by Ekse, posted on Jun 12, 2008 but if you change the setting to high resolution 640x480 which by the way still is very bad. it should look a little better.

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Pictures bad when uploading

this is a cheap knockoff of a camera, the maximum quality is 640x480 I can find these for 20 dollars. Its just bad quality there noting you can do about it. you have to buy a better camera, or a better binocular camera.

Jun 07, 2008 | Vivitar MAGNACAM Binocular

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Pictures dont come out clear when uploading to computer

Binoculars capture an excellent view, but the pictures I download stink. Has anyone been able to get quality pictures using this product?

Dec 21, 2007 | Vivitar MAGNACAM Binocular

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Double vision

The distance between the centers of the eyepieces of your binocular must be the same as the distance between your pupils. This distance is adjusted as follows: 1. Focus on a distant object. 2. Pivot the two halves of your binocular farther or closer apart until you can see a single unobstructed, circular field of view. Make sure to focus on a distant object when you do this because when you focus on a close object you always see two slightly overlapping circular fields. Your binocular may have a scale on the top, between the eyepieces, to help you remember this setting.

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