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Old Sunday 27th August 2017, 21:08   #1
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help disassemble 8x30 wf thanks

Attempting a little maintenance to my 8x30WF Nikons. I purchased these new about 20 years ago. I sent them to Nikon service Canada due to the broken arm and Nikon said they didn't have the spare part. I'm not impressed! So why not attempt something myself? Probably cost more to fix them than it would to buy a decent replacement. But my problem is that I can't figure out how to remove the left ocular for cleaning. I hope some one on here has an easy answer for me!
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Old Sunday 27th August 2017, 22:51   #2
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Attempting a little maintenance to my 8x30WF Nikons. I purchased these new about 20 years ago. I sent them to Nikon service Canada due to the broken arm and Nikon said they didn't have the spare part. I'm not impressed! So why not attempt something myself? Probably cost more to fix them than it would to buy a decent replacement. But my problem is that I can't figure out how to remove the left ocular for cleaning. I hope some one on here has an easy answer for me!
Thanks in advance,
Jonathan
This is Nikon Canada policy.
http://en.nikonsportoptics.ca/servic.../warranty.page
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"Nikon Canada is dedicated to quality, performance and total customer satisfaction. If your Nikon Binocular, Riflescope or Fieldscope requires service or repair not covered by our Limited Lifetime Warranty, just send it to us and Nikon Canada will repair or replace it."

Please let us know how it all works out!
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Old Sunday 27th August 2017, 22:59   #3
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Indeed Nikon did offer to replace the 8x30 wf, but I preferred to keep them, as they covered a lot of ground with me over 12 years or so. Besides I felt the replacement offered was a down grade. (I can't remember what was offered, that was about 4 years ago)
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OK I persevered and got both ocular assemblies apart and cleaned. They both had a lot of dust between the lenses. The rh body with the broken 'ocular arm' was dusty inside, the lh not bad. The epoxied arm works for now, though I doubt it would take any rough use. But for now, they are sitting on the window ledge, and MUCH the better for being cleaned, focusing properly, and as delightful to look through as I remember! This has been my 1st attempt to delve into maintenance, cleaning or repair of a pair of binoculars.
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