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Cleaning inside my Minolta Classic 2 lens

I accidentally drift my binoculars to the water when it dry there is marks inside the lens, how can i clean it?

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Binoculars got wet What now


Put your binocs in a big bag of dry rice. Leave them alone for a day or two. The moisture should go to the rice, but you may have deposits (the stuff in the water) on the lens, inside, where you can't clean the lens. Not much help can I give you there. Maybe contact the manufacturer.

Aug 06, 2012 | Nikon Optics

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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...

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Cleaned glass with glass cleaning cloth and coating coming off


The coatings cannot be replaced once damaged unless new lenses are fitted. Strictly speaking, they can, but it will cost far more than buying new lenses.

Without the coatings your binoculars will work just fine but under some lighting conditions you may notice a lack of image contrast and perhaps some lens flare. Under other lighting conditions a total lack of lens coatings can actually improve the image as more light can pass through the optics to your eyes. It's not a fault which usually merits replacing the binoculars.

Just use the cleaning cloth sparingly in future on any coated lenses: dust should just be blown off but small amounts make no practical difference and careful handling should prevent finger marks on the glass surfaces. Salt spray and errant finger marks should be removed using a lightly dampened lens cloth: de-ionised water with about 5% alcohol is ideal.

Oct 18, 2009 | West Marine Optics

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Water inside trying to clean


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

May 27, 2009 | Praktica Roof Binocular

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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

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Missing Minolta Binocular eyecup


LOST LEFT EYECUP FOR MINOLTA 7X35 WP.FP CONTACT ME GEORGE COLE AT gcole@san.rr.com THANK YOU VERY MUCH

Oct 09, 2008 | Optics

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I have a finepix s6500fd and recently dropped it in a river. The camera has dryed out very well and works, but I have now got water marks on the inside of the lens. How can I get into the camera to clean...


Unfortunately, the lens on the 6500fd is not a removable lens, and if the water is on the inside of the glass, you will want to send it in for a good cleaning.

The problem with electronics getting a bath is that although it works now, after drying, the water that was inside will promote corrosion of the internal workings of the camera over time. I would definitely send the camera to Fuji or to a qualified service center and have them give it a good cleaning to slow or prevent the decay of the insides of the camera.

I hope this helps.

Oct 04, 2008 | Fuji Cameras

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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

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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)...

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