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Forum: Canon Thursday 10th September 2020, 14:06
Replies: 1
Views: 189
Posted By richard866945
Canon 10x30 IS stabilised binocular sticky covers

Had a couple of the 10x30 IS pass through the workshop recently where the outer covering has gone horribly sticky. The black came off on hands and clothes. Talcum powder did not help so I used the...
Forum: Others Sunday 5th July 2020, 11:43
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By richard866945
There's another one for sale 20-280x200 but the...

There's another one for sale 20-280x200 but the description then says 10x-30x magnification with 60mm OG.
They then refer to "type 20-280x200.

So it's a 10x-30x60.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 09:49
Replies: 4
Views: 494
Posted By richard866945
Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42

I know where you can get an Opticron DBA VHD+ 8x42 well within your price bracket.
PM me for the contact details.
Forum: Others Sunday 14th June 2020, 11:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By richard866945
You can tell the year of manufacture of many...

You can tell the year of manufacture of many Russian photographic items.
The first two numbers give the year so your binoculars were made in 1982 and 1965.
Forum: Pentax Thursday 11th June 2020, 14:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,277
Posted By richard866945
Pentax part of Hoya Corp

Just fixed a Papillo and it says Hoya Corp.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th May 2020, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By richard866945
fitting new knob

The plate on the top of the knob comes off to reveal the circlip that attaches the knob to the shaft.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th May 2020, 16:03
Replies: 20
Views: 997
Posted By richard866945
Tasco binocular camera

Tasco marketed two models. The 7800 had a fixed camera lens whilst the 8000 had three interchangeable lenses. 50mm, 100mm and 150.
It's big failing was using 110 type film. The Japanese optics were...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th May 2020, 11:50
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By richard866945
Thanks and it suggest it's a 6x30 and worth 8$. ...

Thanks and it suggest it's a 6x30 and worth 8$. Oh dear! I hope it has sentimental value.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th May 2020, 11:08
Replies: 5
Views: 364
Posted By richard866945
funny numbers on binocular

Just received a Yashica for repair. The rubber is printed 29900x1990.
I have measured the bino and it is almost certainly 8x32 but I am puzzled by the very large numbers which don't seem to...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 15th May 2020, 17:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,268
Posted By richard866945
Astrobat. The plain black disc in the middle...

Astrobat. The plain black disc in the middle between the oculars has to be gently prised off.
A little heat from a hair dryer may help to soften the glue.
Then Clive's advice can be followed.
Forum: Swift Friday 8th May 2020, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,019
Posted By richard866945
I'm not surprised that the focus gets stiff when...

I'm not surprised that the focus gets stiff when cold. After so many years, the grease becomes a bit waxy. A clean and regrease will restore the original smoothness.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st May 2020, 18:58
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By richard866945
Try some beeswax smeared over the rubber. Won't...

Try some beeswax smeared over the rubber. Won't hurt your eyes and smells nice.
Forum: Others Friday 1st May 2020, 18:54
Replies: 15
Views: 14,027
Posted By richard866945
eyecups

Rob, does the eyecup fit onto a threaded plastic ring that screws on to the eyepiece? If yes, I may have replacement rubber cups.
I used to be the General Service Manager of the firm that included...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 19th April 2020, 16:54
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By richard866945
Chris, it's not that difficult to do...

Chris, it's not that difficult to do yourself.
Take off the IPD scale. Partially unscrew the tiny grub screw that looks the large screw that holds the two eyepiece arms in place.
Remove both eyepiece...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th April 2020, 09:01
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By richard866945
In the Helios Oceanmaster the reticle has a...

In the Helios Oceanmaster the reticle has a vertical scale from 0 to 7 (it's actually 0 to 70 mils.) The horizontal is 0 to 40 mils each side.

In the Century Seapro the vertical scale has the...
Forum: Leica Thursday 9th April 2020, 19:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,210
Posted By richard866945
It's not that unusual in these older models and...

It's not that unusual in these older models and it is likely to be haze on the prisms.
Cost to clean and realign is around £80.
My credentials have been on BBC 1 recently as the ocular expert on The...
Forum: Others Tuesday 28th January 2020, 15:43
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By richard866945
Mistral guarantee

The WP6 has a 5 year gtee so easiest to take it back to the dealer and get them to return under guarantee to Optical Vision.
Otherwise send it back your self to
Optical Vision

Unit 3, Woolpit...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th January 2020, 15:12
Replies: 39
Views: 3,014
Posted By richard866945
8x32

I know you are supposed to get what you pay for but I have been amazed by the Helios Lightwing HR range. They make an 8x32 with BaK4 prisms which are both phase and silver dielectric coated, fully...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 7th December 2019, 08:53
Replies: 31
Views: 2,859
Posted By richard866945
red dot

something like this?
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 4th December 2019, 10:05
Replies: 2
Views: 3,758
Posted By richard866945
binoculars for conservation.

I was involved years ago with refurbishing the donated binoculars.
One real boost to the numbers of donated items came from Dixons.
They had a promotion which gave up to £30 off a new bino if you...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 29th November 2019, 14:19
Replies: 1
Views: 623
Posted By richard866945
old telescopes on The Repair Shop

The Repair Shop has two old refurbished telescopes being broadcast soon.
BBC 1 thursday 5th and monday 9th dec. 4.30pm so may need to put the recorder on.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 29th November 2019, 14:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,181
Posted By richard866945
telescope for planes and birds

Hello Harry.
There is a Bushnell Spacemaster 60mm ED with 15x-45x zoom plus two fixed lenses , 15x and 20x, which are better for photography for £149
and a Helios Natureclose 16x-48x65 for £125
PM me...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th November 2019, 11:06
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By richard866945
I have one that is close. 28x11.6x13.5 Do oyu...

I have one that is close.
28x11.6x13.5
Do oyu want to try it?
Cost of post to you only
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st November 2019, 11:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By richard866945
If you measure the prism carefully, length;...

If you measure the prism carefully, length; breadth and height, I might have a replacement for you.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 25th October 2019, 11:15
Replies: 11
Views: 959
Posted By richard866945
I think you will find the same eyepieces were and...

I think you will find the same eyepieces were and still are used on the Helios Natureclose; older Hawke Naturetrek; Bushnell Spacemaster as well as the Tasco scopes.
16x-48x (on 65mm OG) zoom...
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