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I have a pair of Vivitar binoculars 7X50 297FT @ 1000 YDS. It seams like the optics don't line up and they seem cloudy. Do you have any suggestions? Tom Barnard 1915 Deerfoot Run DeLand, Fl 32720 386-736-1727

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Sounds like they have been dropped or bumped severely if the optics are misaligned. Secondly the cloudiness in the chambers may well mean that the seal is, or has been breached and moisture is inside the tube. Good quality Bins are nitrogen filled ( not sure if vivitar are ) depends on how high a quality there were rated at.

Your best option is to have them looked at professionally if they are of value to you. Jeweller, or camera stores have repair techs that can correct these anommalies easier and better than an amateur. The repair will also carry a warranty.

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