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  1. brocknroller

    Nikon (Premier?) 8x42 replaced

    Dennis, You're welcome. I guess the endcap doesn't screw off like the EDG's. I just checked my SE and E2, and neither has a cap that screws off. Nikon apparently didn't want customers doing their own repairs. The caps must pop off, but I wouldn't take the chance of breaking the cap. EDG II...
  2. brocknroller

    Nikon (Premier?) 8x42 replaced

    I still don't know why Nikon wouldn't simply tighten the hinge. Did you take off the end cap and check to see if there are holes around the central hinge? If so, you can use a small screw driver to loosen the grub screw a turn and then a double tine spanner wrench to turn the holes clockwise to...
  3. brocknroller

    Nikon (Premier?) 8x42 replaced

    The Monarch HGs are the replacements for the Nikon LX, which were called HG in Europe and also marked on the Venturer LX boxes). I had the 8x42 and 10x42 models. Great optics but not enough pincushion for my eyes, so it caused "rolling ball" while panning. Ditto for the 42mm MHGs, which again...