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Moisture My binocs got wet. I dried them ASAP by keeping them warm in the sun, but there are several water residue spots on internal lenses. Anyone know how to clean?

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Re: Moisture

You have to open each side ( nikon travelite covers just unclip ) to get to the 4 prisms. Once opened to clean make sure you do not break the glue that holds down the prisms ( move the prisms in their seats and your alignment is out ). Clean with window cleaner and isopropanol to finish.

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Re: Moisture

Boy this is good ..the guru gets 90% i get 87 wow,if you open your binoculars to clean them you will get more dust in them than when you started .and every speck that lands on the field lense will be go ahead and clean your takes at lest 5 years to learn how to clean and callibrate.but you to can do it in one day

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How do I collimate my binoculars please because they have double vision.

It'll depend a bit on the root of the problem.
You can get double vision from properly aligned binoculars if the optics are too far apart or too close, relative to the spacing of your eyes. you'll need to bend them at the central hinge to make sure that both eyes are centered on the input lenses.

If you're still getting the migraine-inducing double image, they probably got dropped at some point. This can be a wide range of difficulty to fix. Here's what I've done in some past cases with flea market binocs that I bought cheap due to the skewed alignment.

For many binocs, the upper (eyeball end) and/or lower (field end) are screwed to the central body of the binocs, where all the folding optics are to widen the lenses from your eye spacing. If they have been dropped, (or disassembled and put back together sloppy), then they may be cockeyed at one of these joins. Look at each seam to the central body and see if any of them have a gap, especially one that is larger on one side than another. You can then apply firm un-screwing twist and see if it will unscrew. if it will, and before you unscrew it all the way, wash your hands and clear a clean surface to work on. Unscrew the segment, inspect the threads for crud that might have got in while cockeyed. Then visually square up the component and gently screw it back in. if it was mis-assembled, the threads may be a bit gummed, and you'll have to be patient to keep the optic square, and back off and start again if it tries to drag over to cockeyed threading. Once it's square, gently working the thread back into place by turning back and forth a half turn back, 3/4 forward, half back, 3/4 forward, can help the thread recuperate. Eventually, it should screw all the way in, firmly, and be square. No more double vision.

For some models, like my Nikon fixed pocket binocs, there's no zoom and just a focus knob. On my brothers pair, it got cockeyed. In that case, I gently unscrewed the locking rings for the glass on the eyeball side. One of them was loose and the lens was a bit cockeyed. In that case, I removed, it (wearing nitrile gloves), cleaned it with eyeglasses cleaning solution and a microfiber cloth, put it back in, screwed the ring in firmly,and it was good to go.

Bottom line, if you have some basic DIY skills, unscrewing the entry optics, or the optics sections, isn't too big a deal. Just be mindful not to let dust (or worse) get inside while you have things open. You can get a lot of fix just from that much.

Good Luck!

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Binoculars got wet What now

Put your binocs in a big bag of dry rice. Leave them alone for a day or two. The moisture should go to the rice, but you may have deposits (the stuff in the water) on the lens, inside, where you can't clean the lens. Not much help can I give you there. Maybe contact the manufacturer.

Aug 06, 2012 | Nikon Binoculars & Monoculars

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I have moisture in side the left side of my binoculars

Try this: place them in oven at 120 degrees for about 4 hours or until
the moisture disappears. Do not let the oven get hotter or the lenses
may be damaged.
If there is a residue after the moisture is driven off by the oven, then
they will have to be cleaned by an optical professional.

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Left binocs out in rain. Now have moisture between

Try to blow hot air inside whit an air dryer
that all ican say from here...
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Mar 29, 2010 | Binoculars & Monoculars

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I have condensation/moisture in one of the two lenses of my Nikon Action 7x15x35 binoculars

Nikon Action binoculars are not meant to be 'waterproof'. They give the specification to the Chinese factories to construct the bincular to the retail price point. The higher the cost the more features. Water can damage the inside of a binocular as the contaminants in water can cause fungus to grow. Once that happens the glass lenses or prisms are damaged.

You can try to dry them near a warm air source such as blow heater on warm not hot over a period of time. This will help evaporate the moisture. It will not help if fungal bacteria has started to form.

Depending on the use that caused the influx of moisture you may have a warranty claim.

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When veiwing always see double image

Up close to the eyepieces around the barrels are small screws that you can use to "collaminate" your binocs. The screws aren't meant to be accessed by the owner and most manufacturers cover them up with the material that surrounds the binocs. Of course the binocs in their current state are useless anyhow, so I wouldn't hesitate to peel up the material to look for the screws. If you do it carefully, you can reseat the material anyhow. Then once you locate the small screws, put the binocs on a stand or a table outside. Focus on something far away using one eye. Then using both eyes, you adjust the screw on the other eyepiece while looking through the binocs. Adjust until you get a single image. You can use loctite, or nail polish to "glue" the screw in the final position if it is really loose.

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My Steiner Navigater 7 by 50 were coated in a thick layer of sticky pollen. I briefly rinsed them under the tap and now the right hand side (with the compass) has condensation in it. I thought that because...

If weather cooperates, put them out in the direct, bright sunlight for a couple of hours.I have done this many times in the last 30 years or so.Usually that will drive the moisture out.I generally clean the outside of my binocs with a paint brush, or in some cases, a toothbrush.For the lenses I use a soft cloth.No solvents.Good Luck

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Condensation on several lenses in left tube of 10/42!!wow

I live in Florida and my binocs frequently get wet.I put them out in the direct sun for a couple of hours and it cooks the moisture out of them. I have had a pair of Pentax 12x50s for about 30 years.I've probably dried them out a dozen times or so.Good Luck

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Out of focus

Assuming you are focussing correctly. When binoculars are out of collimation the most usual effect is double vision as the optical axis do not line up. The only thing you can do is to take them to a binocular repairer. The problem is the cost. Proper repair need the use of a device known as a collimator and it is a laborious task to do it properly. Your binoculars do not carry a high monetary value and a proper repair will cost more than a new binocular of similar specs. Porro prism binoculars mostly have the objective lenses set further apart than the eyepieces. This holds true except for reverse porro prisms which are the other way round. Roof prisms have both the front and rear lenses inline.
Make sure when you focus that the first eye you use to focus with is the one where the eyepiece does not have its own focus ring (dioptre). The dioptre adjustment is on either the left or the right depending on the brand. That eyepiece should be left alone until you have focused using the center ring. Then leave the center ring alone and focus the eyepiece that has the adjustment ring.

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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.

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