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    When Were Dielectric Coatings for Roof Prism Binoculars Introduced?

    Does anybody know when the first dielectric coatings for roof prism binoculars were introduced and which manufacturer introduced them? I believe this has been discussed on this forum before but cannot find the link. I would think John A. would know.
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    Binocular Light Transmission Chart

    I recently found this binocular light transmission chart on a Russian website: http://astro-talks.ru/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2884 . An edited Google translation (sections not pertaining to binoculars and telescopes were deleted) is attached for those who may be interested.
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    ED2 7 x 36 Repair

    About eight years ago we purchased a Zen Ray ZEN ED2 7 x 36 which quickly became my wife's favorite binocular for use at the lake. Over the years it has been exposed to quite a bit of rainfall and been knocked about too without any problems until several weeks ago when a guest dropped it from...
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    Zeiss Service

    I recently lost one of the eyecups from my Zeiss Dialyt 7X42 B/GA T*P, wrote to Zeiss seeking a replacement, and today received two (I asked for only one) in the mail today free of any charges. This is impressive service especially considering the binocular was a second-hand one.
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    Canon 15X45 IS Tripod Adapter

    A friend is trying to locate a tripod adapter for his Canon 15X45 IS. He states, "I’ve been working on trying to find a dependable way to adapt my Canon 15X45IS binocular to a tripod. Regrettably, on the 15X45, Canon did not provide a threaded connection point. There are a couple of “universal...
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    Binocular Collimator on eBay

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PRECISION-CUSTOM-MADE-BINOCULAR-COLLIMATOR-FOR-SERVICING-REPAIR-OF-BINOCULARS-/331228432220?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4d1ec0c75c Will this work? Seems like it may conditionally align but not actually collimate because it doesn't look like it can accommodate...
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    Truth Binoculars

    Does anybody know if this binocular has ED glass and where I could find one: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binocwpg/7943231072/in/photostream ? It could be very useful during elections.
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    Zeiss Turita 8X24 Used by Ernest Hemingway

    It has recently been my great pleasure to handle a Zeiss Turita 8X24 binocular which was used and written about by Ernest Hemingway. Here is a link to my Flickr page with 9 photographs and descriptions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binocwpg/sets/72157629696751585/detail/ Frank
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    Fan Tao's Website

    Fan Tao's excellent website on older binoculars especially wide-angle ones is no longer running. Does anyone know of a new address for Fan's website?
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    Wanted: IPD Plate for U.S. Army 6X30 EE Model

    I'm restoring a U.S. Army 6X30 EE model binocular but am missing the IPD plate. The plate is a little atypical because the markings are on the left side instead of the right. Any metal IPD plate about 21 mm in diameter with the hole in the middle and the 60 and 70 markings on the left side would...
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    Kern Focalpin

    I recently acquired a Kern Focalpin 10X60 in excellent condition.There was some haze on the focusing lens and a little on the prisms which cleaned off easily, and all optical surfaces including coatings are now clear and in almost unblemished condition (except a few old rub marks on the outside...
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    Prismes Deviateurs -What are they??

    Does anybody know what these are and how they are used? http://cgi.ebay.fr/RARES-PRISMES-DEVIATEURS-modele-1933-JUMELLES-10x-50-/250850766365?pt=FR_JG_Collections_Militaria_Accessoires&hash=item3a67deee1d
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    Video - How Binoculars are Made

    Here's an excellent video showing how binoculars are manufactured.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMeDSmZHxSo
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    Vintage Binoculars

    For several years I have enjoyed collecting vintage binoculars. The collection of 43 mostly vintage binoculars can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/binocwpg/sets/72157623234405689/detail/ I would appreciate any comments, further information or corrections the members of this forum...
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    Hello from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada!

    Hello, My name is Frank and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I am a vintage binocular enthusiast which is what led me this forum. I enjoy collecting, using, repairing and researching vintage binoculars some of my favorites being Ross, Zeiss and Nippon Kogaku Nikon and would like to hear from any...
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