Question about Bushnell Optics
The yoke which connects the eyepieces and keeps them aligned as the
focus changes is damaged. If you can easily move one eyepiece back and
forth with respect to the other then the yoke has broken, if not then
it's bent, probably cracked and waiting to break.This is easily the
most common fault on most binoculars, and it's always uneconomic to repair on budget brands such as Bushnell.
If bent, the yoke *might* be able to be straightened, but it will be weakened and the alignment afterwards will rarely be spot-on. If broken, then the yoke must be replaced professionally but the repair will cost more than replacing the binoculars with new. In any case, it's unlikely that Bushnell even list the spare part for it. The break cannot be simply glued: the contact area is too small to carry the loads it has to carry, and you also usually find that the yoke bent before breaking anyway so you then have all the same problems as you do with a bent yoke.
The fragile nature of the yoke is why binoculars must always be inserted into their case with the objective lenses facing down; this avoids shock loads on the delicate yoke assembly.
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Posted on Feb 13, 2010
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