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    Nikon Monarch 5 - spots on lenses

    So, after hearing from Nikon ("don't know what this is, send it in for repair") I took your advice and used a little bit of water on my microfiber cloth, and lo and behold the spots are gone! They must have been stubborn sweat/sunscreen/water residue. Thanks to everyone who replied to my n00b...
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    Nikon Monarch 5 - spots on lenses

    Thanks everyone. It is entirely possible I'm being too gentle, I am just super conscious of the ED coating and not wanting to ruin the first "proper" set of binoculars I have ever bought. I sent the photos to Nikon to see what they think. @Pileatus, I had the thought of using some kind of...
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    Nikon Monarch 5 - spots on lenses

    Thanks very much for your reply. They are definitely on both of the eyepieces. I've taken new photos of each and attached them to this post. As to rubbing, I have only attempted to clean the lenses twice. The first time about a month ago after first noticing the spots (with a microfiber cloth)...
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    Hello from Detroit

    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum and mostly new to birding. I got interested in them like lots of people during quarantine when I had more time to pay attention to what's going on in my yard/neighborhood. After spotting some yellow warblers during a trip to a local nature preserve I got bit...
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    Nikon Monarch 5 - spots on lenses

    Hello all, I bought some Monarch 5s earlier this year (my first pair of binoculars), which I have been using and mostly happy with. I noticed that the eyepiece lenses have developed spots on them that I cannot seem to remove (using compressed air to blow off dust, them wipe gently with...