Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Dust insight new binocular

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Monday 16th October 2017, 19:59   #1
hr21
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: England
Posts: 22
Dust insight new binocular

Hi all,

Just got a pentax up 8x25 wp and inside it I can see a small spec of dust. They only cost 66 but wondering if I should get them replaced or not.
hr21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 16th October 2017, 20:07   #2
Binastro
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S.England
Posts: 3,713
If you cannot see it when looking through the binocular, and if the binocular is otherwise working well I'd keep it.

If the dust is on the front lens of an eyepiece and you can see it, you may want to change it.
Binastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 16th October 2017, 20:33   #3
hr21
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: England
Posts: 22
What might be the best way to check for the dust visibility? (white wall in bright room?)

Seems fine, compared to another pair I have (which are dust free) and optics are the same. Can't get a new pair till next week so I'll give them a tour at the weekend in Snettisham RSPB.

Thanks for the help again Binastro.
hr21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 16th October 2017, 20:33   #4
hr21
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: England
Posts: 22
Also - any recommendations on how to clean binocular lens, type of cloth etc?
hr21 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 17th October 2017, 08:54   #5
Binastro
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: S.England
Posts: 3,713
If dust is not visible against the sky, I don't think there is a problem.

I use Hama microfibre cloths in the grey tubs and Baader Optical Wonder fluid with Kleenex for Men white lint free tissues. Just a little sprayed on tissue.

Clean as little as possible.
Binastro is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Some Insight Isaypotato Bird Behaviour 1 Wednesday 30th March 2016 14:51
A phenomenal insight into migration. John S. Armitage Migration 0 Tuesday 15th September 2015 08:09
Blackbirds Driving me Crazy! Insight please Sarabesh Birds & Birding 4 Friday 4th July 2014 22:56
Alpha Dust better than China dust? newfie ghost Binoculars 18 Tuesday 24th July 2012 23:16



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12929106 seconds with 16 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:45.