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How can I realign my binoculars? - Zeiss Classic 524006 Binocular

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  • nicewife Aug 19, 2008

    Thanks, but as I live in the UK it would be too far to send them to you!! But thank you for your offer - I will find out where my nearest repairer is in the UK. Yes they are nice binoculars. They used to belong to my brother who always took good care of them (and now owns a nice pair of Leica's) so I want to try and get them fixed. Thanks again - at least I know they are fixable!

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If collimation of binoculars is out ,you would certainly want to use a collimator to fix it,only repair shops have them,and to mess with a nice glass like the zeiss doesnt make sense if you want i can look at them and sed you an estimate......l.reich........................www.reichinstruments.com

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You can't. It needs to be done professionally.

I imagine that you are now finding that whatever you do, you cannot get both eyepieces to focus. Most likely, the carrier yoke for the eyepieces has bent or broken: it's by far the biggest single cause of binocular failure.

If it's bent then straightening it is rarely accurate and usually results in the yoke breaking or leaves it severely weakened and ready to break. If it's broken, the physical loads across such a tiny contact area making gluing impractical. Even in the rare cases where it can be done all that it results in is a yoke which is back in one piece but which is now bent.

In most cases, the cost of repair exceeds the cost of replacing with new, but your binoculars are fairly expensive so that's most unlikely to be the case. But if you want them to work again like a £500+ pair of binoculars then you need to send them for professional repair. If you do it any other way then you may as well throw them away and buy a £15 pair of Bresser Meade 10x50's from LIDL (excellent binos for the price and comparable to many £100 models, but not in the same league as yours when fully functional).


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You can't. It needs to be done professionally.

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