Question about Nikon Action Binocular
The eyepiece yoke is bent or broken; it's by far the single most common fault which occurs to binoculars. Attempting yo unbend it is not accurate enough and usually breaks it. A broken yoke cannot be glued as the loads are too great for the tiny contact area, and even if you could glue it you'd end up with a bent yoke...
The ONLY fix is to replace the yoke, but it's not a cheap repair and on some models requires specialist tools to set up the binoculars correctly again. Also you lose any nitrogen gas filling (not vital).
In reality, the repair is only worth doing to really expensive binoculars or if yours are covered by an accidental damage insurance policy. Yours weren't cheap, but a new pair will cost less than repairing yours and will have a full manufacturer's warranty.
Posted on May 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
If that's the case then you cannot repair them on a DIY basis as the prism needs to be very accurately reset and the binoculars ideally require refilling with dry nitrogen afterwards. Some repairers won't even touch them as they are very definitely at the budget end of Nikon's range and so not really built with repairs in mind.
Given that repairs of this nature will cost far in excess of the price of a brand new pair (generally about £60 in the USA and £90 in the UK) it may be a wiser decision to sell yours online as a "spares or repairs" item and to use the proceeds towards replacing them. LIDL and Aldi in the UK regularly sell a rubber coated pair of 10x50's for just £10-£15 and I've been stunned at the image quality and the build quality has been proven to be astonishingly good: better than many £100 models which I've used. The only problem I've had is that some have a very stiff focussing wheel (straight out of the box), but both stores have always exchanged them or given a refund without fuss.
If you still wish to investigate the repair option then I can recommend Intrasights in Crewkerne who should be fairly close to you. I've used them a number of times and been very happy. They're also rather cheaper than my regular local repairer, Kay Optical. Note that neither company will want to agree with my assessment of the LIDL and Aldi binoculars though!!
Sorry there's no quick DIY fix on offer, but I hope that my reply has helped you to decide what to do next. Please take a moment to rate my answer, or please add a comment if there's anything about my reply which you want me to expand upon.
Posted on Mar 30, 2010
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