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I have an old pair of B&L binoculars and there is a problem with the function that keeps the two sides together and stable. Where can I send them for repair? Ginny Steffens

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The company has to spend money on much more than just the
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Some Binocular dealers will check the collimnation prior to shipping.. and make adjustments as needed..

If the internal prisms were shifted out of place or the frame was bent.. chances are it will be cheaper to replace then to repair... if not impossible to repair.

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If this is the case, and they're new, you could try returning them to exchange for a better fitting pair..

Here are the instructions for setting up binoculars to suit your own eye-set and strength. You should be familiar with this when buying binoculars so you can test them in the shop..
The model you have is permafocus so you won't be able to adjust the focus but the first part should get you started..

This is more common than you would think.. Here's how to set up a pair of binoculars to suit yourself.
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1. turn the binoculars over so you are looking at the underside.
2. on the eyepieces can you see on one eye(usually the right eye) a little plus - minus marking. The eyepiece should be able to rotate a little to each side of this marking.
3. Set the rotating eyepiece to the middle setting.
4. Look through the binoculars as normal and bring the two sides together until you form the two circles that you see into one.
5. Pick an object app 10 meters away.
6 Presuming that the adjustable eyepiece is on the right hand side then close your right eye, look at the middle distance object you chose with your left eye and use the central focusing knob/wheel in the middle to bring your left eyepiece into focus.
7. Now, close your left eye and adjust the rotating right hand eyepiece while looking at the same object until your right eyepiece is in focus.
8. The binoculars should now be set for the differences in strenght of your eyes and you can use the middle focus control as normal.

Most binoculars have a soft rubber eyepiece that can be folded back for people who wear glasses but I, like most people I know who wear glasses, find it horribly uncomfortable.

This method allows you to set them for yourself and if someone else uses your binoculars you can quickly reset them for you.

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Maybe with your set, and mine, we could make one good, functional unit... but when you could buy another (ah ma zon dot c o m) for less than 11 dollars, why bother.

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