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My promaster 8x45 binoculars will not focus properly. I think I need to have them repaired, but I no longer have the receipt (I purchased them in January 07). Help?

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General Specifications:



magnification factor
10
objective size
42 mm
exit pupil
4.2mm
eye relief
15.0mm
close focus
2.0m, 6.6'
angular field of view
6.3°
linear field of view
330 feet at 1000 yards
relative brightness index (RBI)
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coating
silver and phase coated
prism type
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tripod adapted
no
twilight factor
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weather protection
waterproof, fogproof, submersible to 1.5m for 3 minutes
classification
bird/nature, hiking/camping, hunting/wildlife


Physical Specifications
weight
706 g
dimensions
not specified
color
black



Additional Information
warranty
No fault lifetime Promaster warranty, Warranty information may change. Warranty information can also differ by region.
included accessories/ features
carrying strap, deluxe case

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