Question about Fuji CX-C Oceanic Binocular

1 Answer

Binoculars were submerged for hours can they be saved

Can the binoculars be restored after being under water

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 112 Answers

Yes they can be saved provided they are cleaned asap; because water has elements that can harm coatings etc. if i can be of any further help please contact me @ larry@reichinstruments.com

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Having submerged my bincovulars, can they be be home-dismantled to dry the lenses?


Afraid not, this is a job (expensive !) for professionals, as the lenses need to be accurately aligned.

Aug 08, 2016 | Bushnell Binoculars & Monoculars

1 Answer

The eyepiece lenses have something on the inside. Can they be removed for cleaning?


  1. Carefully clean your binoculars by firstly removing any dirt or dust from the main body and straps using a soft microfibre cloth. Avoid the lenses at this point using any form of cloth on the lenses before removing all dirt and dust particles first could destroy them.
  1. Gently remove all traces of grit, dirt or dust particles from the lenses using a soft lens brush or canned air specifically designed for the purpose.
  1. Waterproof binoculars can be rinsed gently under a tap but be sure to use on lightly running water, avoid high pressure water as it could damage your binoculars.
  1. Gently remove any remaining marks using lens cleaning tools such as a lens pen or lens cleaning fluid and lens tissue. Do not be tempted to use kitchen towel or anything else lying around that is slightly rough and may scratch the surface of the lens, only use a lens pen, lens tissue or a lens cloth. Gently wipe the lens using a circular motion working from the centre of the lens to the outer edge. NEVER apply lens cleaning fluid directly onto the glass (always apply to the cloth) and always ensure that the lens cleaning fluid you are using is recommended for the type of lens coatings that have been applied to your binoculars (Do not use general household glass cleaning products or products designed to clean computer screens or glasses. Such products could destroy the lens coatings of your binoculars if used).

May 15, 2011 | Tasco 7x50 Waterproof w/Imp. Compass...

1 Answer

Binoculars were under water for a day after a flood. cannot see thru them. can they be taken apart to dry/repair or are they shot?


what model? when did it happen? is it salt water? what was the cost because it could cost $65.00 to clean and align plus $20.00 for shipping.....you would have to send them asap before they dry out and get stained.....hope this helps.....larry@reichinstruments.com

Mar 11, 2011 | Nikon Binoculars & Monoculars

4 Answers

My Chinon 10x25R binoculars have the same problem.


Simple use soft lint free cloth like old drying up cloth, you need about half a cup of methalayted spirits,can get this from any hardware store.
poke finger into cloth dip into meths proceed to rub sticky coating off binoculars. you will need to keep changing to a new peace of the cloth as soon as it gets coated with the sticky black stuff off binoculars.
keep dipping into meths eventually after say 6 rubs in a particular area you will see and feel a nice hard black plastic, continue all over effected area then finish off with any window cleaner polish until cloth remains clean.STICKY COATING IS NOW GONE IT WAS INFACT A COATING PUT ON THE BINOCULARS TO MAKE THEM NONE SLIP. job done. regards GER8

Jun 09, 2009 | Winchester 10x25 Hunter's Grip Binoculars

1 Answer

Binocular repair


Yes they can be but need to be completely taken apart and cleaned. The salt will corrode any metal parts such as screws etc. The water may have left a coating on the internal glass services. Any impurities in the water may cause fungus to grow. Professionally done this will cost a tidy sum so a quote would be best. The warranty wouldn't cover water immersion if they are not meant to be waterproof. You could ask but Minolta no longer make binoculars and have forwarded on their servicing here is the web address
http://ca.konicaminolta.com/support/contact/binoculars/

You may find that for the cost of repair you can purchase a replacement set. Minolta binoculars are heavily discounted now. For sentimental reasons I have paid more than a binocular is worth to have it repaired.

If you are going to buy a new set and still want to try at home....BE ADVISED this may RUIN the alignment and you should ONLY DO IT if you are going to replace them and DO NOT CARE if they end up in the rubbish bin. THIS IS A LAST RESORT THROW AWAY FIX.

Try and unscrew the objective barrels, the ones with the large lens. If they come off you should have access to the inside. If they don't unscrew easily stop. You will damage them. Flush them out with clean water and let them dry naturally. Avoid letting them dry where dust can enter the inside. This may clear the salt from inside them, Depends on how long since they were dropped into the water. The salt may have caused damage to the glass coatings. When dry, screw the barrels back on. You may end up with a double image. This may be able to be corrected by loosening or tightening the barrels. THIS IS A HACK FIX AND YOU SHOULD ONLY DO IT IF THE COST TO REPAIR IS TOO EXPENSIVE AND YOU ARE GOING TO REPLACE THEM.

Aug 31, 2008 | Binoculars & Monoculars

2 Answers

Water in binoculars


Place them next to a dehumidfier and in small area that is dry. Leave them for 24 hours or more

Aug 28, 2008 | Bausch and Lomb Legacy 12-1056 Binocular

1 Answer

Water spots inside lenses


On the whole, I'd advise against dismantling binoculars yourself. Unlike most other optical devices, alignement is really important because you need to feed the same image into both eyes. If you're going to end up paying someone to realign the instrument, you might as well get them to do the cleaning at the same time. A.

Apr 20, 2007 | Bushnell Powerview 13-7016 (7-15x35)...

1 Answer

Driver for XP


use someones elses as the computer dosent know who or what brand is attached

Sep 18, 2006 | Simmons Outdoor CaptureView 2150706...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Fuji CX-C Oceanic Binocular Logo

Related Topics:

116 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Fuji Binoculars & Monoculars Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

96417 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

Joe Lalumia aka...
Joe Lalumia aka...

Level 3 Expert

3185 Answers

Are you a Fuji Binoculars and Monocular Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...