Question about Praktica Roof Binocular

1 Answer

Water inside trying to clean

Water inside binoculars when cleaning

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,185 Answers

Why are you using water , which contains impurities

I use alchohol impregnated lens wipes which you can buy over the counter for cleaning spectacles, it also evaporated quickly

Use a lens cloth to polish the glass as it dries off.

Do not over do the application of any liquids on lenses as over time it will seep through the the various elements of the lens causing them to part company and your bino's will lose their sharpness

Posted on May 27, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

One lens is cloudy on the inside. How can I clean it?


Try looking in UK photo or birdwatching magazines - usually some ads for repairers.

Mar 04, 2014 | Barska Optics Barska AB10188 - 10 x 25 1.3...

1 Answer

I drop my Nikon action 7x50 in the water lake How can I clean the inside moisture?


The unit need cleaning and repair. Contact any technician. This is not a user repairable work.

Aug 27, 2013 | Nikon Action Binoculars

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

Theres is a water spot inside my binoculars..please tell how to clean it.. please..i need to repair it asap..i work 4 navy engineering


when you take it apart you will effect the collimation..not something to do yourself...and you will probably scratch the coatings trying to clean...gl........ capecod389@yahoo.com

Dec 13, 2010 | Zeiss Classic B/GA 525505 (7x50) Binocular

1 Answer

Binoculars were submerged for hours can they be saved


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

Jan 09, 2009 | Fuji CX-C Oceanic Binocular

1 Answer

I have a Minolta Weathermatic 7x50 binoculars that suddenly I cannot get in focus. Additionaly, I see double on everything I view.


really sorry about that godlen_po. I will report the problem to our support team. Anyways your binoculars requires cleaning. Though they are supposedly water proof they can be affected by conditions like humidity after prolonged use. You would need to take it to proffessional for cleaning. Do not I repeat do not attempt to clean it yourself using water or any other cleaning substance like soap etc., as you may damage the lenses permanently. I screwed up my binoculars this way only to know about cleaning later. If you need any help locating the nearest spot where you can get this fixed feel free to post back. I apologize once again for the incovinience caused. I will verify if its on my side and report to the support team.

Thanks,
Sai.

Dec 29, 2008 | Minolta Weathermatic Binocular

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 | Optics

2 Answers

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.

Aug 22, 2007 | Nikon Travelite V Binocular

1 Answer

Internal cleaning


I don't know about disassembling binoculars. However have you tried drying them out, either in a "dry box" or by using silica crystals?

May 06, 2007 | Tasco Essentials 10x50 2023BRZ Wide Angle...

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)...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Praktica Roof Binocular Logo

278 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Praktica Optics Experts

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

Level 3 Expert

3186 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

Mark Campeau

Level 1 Expert

44 Answers

Are you a Praktica Optic Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...