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  • Albert Marani May 25, 2011

    You said solution can be found on line. Where? I have looked but have not found any site that describes how to repair the double image.

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The reflectors are out of alignment; the binoculars have been dropped. You may want to contact the manufactired to see about getting realignement.

Your binoculars may be out of collimation. With binoculars, it's essential that the two optical systems be precisely aligned. Unfortunately, these binoculars are very cheaply made, and are easily knocked out of alignment, even during normal shipping. There are instructions online for collimating binoculars.

Hope helps.

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