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Forum: Others Tuesday 14th November 2017, 20:31
Replies: 22
Views: 1,111
Posted By garymh
Hi, The leatherette on many old binoculars is...

Hi,

The leatherette on many old binoculars is actually a substance called "vulcanite".

It is a hardened rubber compound which gets brittle with age. Once it starts cracking and falling off there...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 22nd October 2017, 19:36
Replies: 76
Views: 4,906
Posted By garymh
No, They will still be in Wetzlar. Some...

No,

They will still be in Wetzlar.

Some administration offices are moving to the Oberkochen headquarters.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 25th September 2017, 20:29
Replies: 18
Views: 1,964
Posted By garymh
Hi, Zeiss serial numbers do not work in...

Hi,
Zeiss serial numbers do not work in numerical number.

You cannot rely on a higher number being a later production.
Forum: Leica Sunday 6th August 2017, 21:03
Replies: 19
Views: 2,980
Posted By garymh
I think the German equivalent of the " monopolies...

I think the German equivalent of the " monopolies commission"might have something to say about this.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 13th July 2017, 10:20
Replies: 15
Views: 2,120
Posted By garymh
hi, Serial number 1130633 was manufactured in...

hi,

Serial number 1130633 was manufactured in 1973.

The first production of the 8x30 BGA Olive was in 1968.


Gary.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 5th July 2017, 12:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,538
Posted By garymh
Hi, Your 7x42 BGA was manufactured in...

Hi,

Your 7x42 BGA was manufactured in 1993.

Gary.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th May 2017, 10:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By garymh
Date of manufacture is 1968.

Date of manufacture is 1968.
Forum: Leica Tuesday 16th May 2017, 20:38
Replies: 4
Views: 3,098
Posted By garymh
If you have the correct tools and know how these...

If you have the correct tools and know how these instruments are made it is very easy to remove the ring - otherwise it will cost hundreds to get it rectified and will invalidate the warranty.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 10th May 2017, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 3,098
Posted By garymh
The plastic eyecup tube and ball bearings are...

The plastic eyecup tube and ball bearings are held in place by a ring which must be removed first.

Pulling the eyecup off without removing this ring will often crack it or damage the channels that...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th April 2017, 11:51
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By garymh
Sorry, I just left off the "T" because all Zeiss...

Sorry, I just left off the "T" because all Zeiss binoculars have T coating.

OK, it is a 15x60 GA T...................

Gary.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 11th April 2017, 10:59
Replies: 19
Views: 2,207
Posted By garymh
it is a Zeiss 15x60 GA. Looks like the non B...

it is a Zeiss 15x60 GA.

Looks like the non B model with hard eyecups.


Gary.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 16th February 2017, 21:30
Replies: 28
Views: 9,635
Posted By garymh
hi, WD40 is a water repellent and NOT a...

hi,

WD40 is a water repellent and NOT a lubricant - the clue is in the name WD = water displacement !!!!!!

And because it is a water repellent it is virtually impossible to clean off once it has...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 14th February 2017, 20:56
Replies: 28
Views: 9,635
Posted By garymh
Hi, Just my opinion but I would never go...

Hi,

Just my opinion but I would never go anywhere near a binocular with WD40 - I have had to clean and properly lubricate countless binocular mechanisms that people have used it on.
Forum: Leica Sunday 13th November 2016, 13:18
Replies: 3
Views: 2,717
Posted By garymh
Hi, Yes they are.

Hi,

Yes they are.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 7th November 2016, 09:53
Replies: 47
Views: 9,305
Posted By garymh
Hi, The 8x32 and 10x32 FLs are still available...

Hi,

The 8x32 and 10x32 FLs are still available and have not been discontinued.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 21st October 2016, 07:50
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By garymh
If your binocular has rubber eyecups , which it...

If your binocular has rubber eyecups , which it should have, then it is the 'B' model - even if it does not say 'B' on the badge.

In more recent production Zeiss have stopped putting the 'B'...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th October 2016, 11:33
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By garymh
Hi, The warranty was 10 years. This is...

Hi,

The warranty was 10 years. This is broken down into 5 years parts and labour , 5 years parts only and covers manufacturing faults for internal optics and mechanics.

Gary.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th October 2016, 07:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By garymh
Hi, The year of manufacture of your 7x42 BGA,...

Hi,

The year of manufacture of your 7x42 BGA, s/n 2180767, is 2004.


Gary.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th October 2016, 07:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By garymh
Hi, Year of manufacture is 2005.

Hi,

Year of manufacture is 2005.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 16th October 2016, 13:19
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By garymh
It is a Conquest 8x20. The reason the focus...

It is a Conquest 8x20.

The reason the focus wheel and dioptre wheel appear to be on the wrong sides is because the picture is of the bottom of the binocular. The blue Zeiss badge is on the other...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 7th October 2016, 08:02
Replies: 15
Views: 1,766
Posted By garymh
Hi Kim, Are you sure the serial number you have...

Hi Kim,

Are you sure the serial number you have given is correct ?

Zeiss numbers never end with a letter and even after taking the letter away nothing appears on my database.


Gary.
Forum: Others Friday 16th September 2016, 09:20
Replies: 2
Views: 2,073
Posted By garymh
Hi, Take the rubber eyecup off (it will pull off...

Hi,
Take the rubber eyecup off (it will pull off or unscrew). Underneath you should see 3 small screws. Turn the right side lens until the image matches the one on the left, put the dioptre ring...
Forum: Leica Monday 8th August 2016, 07:40
Replies: 832
Views: 129,977
Posted By garymh
I think it is simply a corporate Leica font.

I think it is simply a corporate Leica font.
Forum: Leica Sunday 19th June 2016, 17:56
Replies: 9
Views: 4,009
Posted By garymh
Hi, Yes, it is possible to unscrew the front...

Hi,

Yes, it is possible to unscrew the front lens but then special tools made by Leica are needed to open the prism housing and work on the parts inside.

And.............once you unscrew the front...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 13th June 2016, 07:26
Replies: 23
Views: 2,931
Posted By garymh
This one was manufactured in 1993.

This one was manufactured in 1993.
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