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Windriver binocs are made by Leupold & Stevens in Portland (used to live just up the street from their plant). The contact info is
Leupold & Stevens
14400 NW Greenbrier Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006-5790 USA
The website is ( Binoculars ) They don't seem to list an e-mail for contact, but you should be able to get help over the phone to start with. I hope that helps.
The model of Steiner binoculars is on the plastic plates on the body. On earlier models mainly the green rubber covered military types is is molded at the front of the body near the objective lenses. These were called the Military/Marine and are of a different specification to the current Military/Marine. The original were a military bincocular which has more in common with the current Steiner Military. If you are after the serial number it is located on the front metal disc between the binocular barrels on a porro prism binocular. A porro is where the objective lenses are spaced further apart than the eyepieces. On a roof prism Steiner the serial number is located underneath between the two barrels on the hinge. Roof prisms are binoculars where the objective and the eyepieces are in line. If the serial number is a 10 digit number the 1st and 3rd numbers will give you the year of manufacture.
EG: 9042577777= 1994
If it is five or six digit number then it is the 1st and 2nd numbers
EG: 871245= 1987
There are no recorded serial numbers for Zeiss binoculars made in West Germany or those made by Zeiss after the fall of the berlin wall. The newer numbers have been a mystery to collectors and so far no one has attempted to publish a list. I have newer models with lower serial numbers than older models in my collection.
Sounds like one of the eyepiece screws underneath the eyecup has come loose. The rotating eyecup is threaded underneath so it can rotate into up or down position on the eyepiece. If this is the case your Cascades are under warranty and it sounds like you should send them to Leupold to examine them. They are a very reputable company and I doubt they would put it down to user misuse if that isn't the case. Bear in mind that if you have been using them in the field and have had muck on them a small foreign object may have worked its way into the eyecup thread.
I agree with you on that! I have a feeling they are either Nikon or Leupold sourced. The body is alot like green ring leupold ive seen but the lenses have a magenta multicoating on a lens surface which ive seen on nikon. I'm in the process of looking for the maker of them myself as I need an objective lens. I'm going to call the Cabela's Cust SVC number and see what they say. I've heard the new Euro styled binoculars are made by Meopta.
The RX series of range finders are not of the optic quality that other Leupold optics are. I have used my RX IV in place of my binoculars, but it is not adequate for glassing for game full time. The rangefinding abilities left a lot to be desired for me. As long a the object was under 450 yards, it worked fine. Past that was somewhat difficult to get a range at times. Hope this helps.