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Old Wednesday 21st February 2007, 20:56   #1
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Binocular Repairers

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Can anyone recommend a company in the UK to service and re-align porro-prism binoculars. I've done a search on the web and found a few outfits, but would prefer to go on recommendation.

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 14:53   #2
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Can anyone recommend a company in the UK to service and re-align porro-prism binoculars.
Yes, try Focus Optics of Corley, Coventry on 01676-540501 or Kay Optical of Morden in Surrey - 0208-648-8822.

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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 15:01   #3
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Can anyone recommend a company in the UK to service and re-align porro-prism binoculars. I've done a search on the web and found a few outfits, but would prefer to go on recommendation.

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i have had two lots of work done by action optics and been well pleased.
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 15:13   #4
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I have heard recommendations of Kay Optical and know from experience that they are good to deal with and very efficient.
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Can anyone recommend a company in the UK to service and re-align porro-prism binoculars. I've done a search on the web and found a few outfits, but would prefer to go on recommendation.

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I had a pair of my 30+ yrs Leitz 8x40 trinovids serviced by this company and they did an excellent job.

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http://www.opticalrepairs.com/
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Old Thursday 22nd February 2007, 16:06   #6
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I think theres a guy at cley spy who does this sort of thing, sroll down from ''our products'' menu.

www.cleyspy.co.uk

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thanks everyone for the advice.
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Old Friday 23rd February 2007, 21:40   #8
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Can anyone recommend a company in the UK to service and re-align porro-prism binoculars. I've done a search on the web and found a few outfits, but would prefer to go on recommendation.

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I was down at Martin Mere the other week and asked the chap in the In Focus shop about re-collimating an old set of porro's. Standard price was £39. Obviously if they've been dropped and the lenses are out of alignment it may not be possible.

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Old Saturday 24th February 2007, 09:29   #9
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I don't think In Focus do the work themselves whereas Kay Optical do.
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I was down at Martin Mere the other week and asked the chap in the In Focus shop about re-collimating an old set of porro's. Standard price was £39. Obviously if they've been dropped and the lenses are out of alignment it may not be possible.

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I've just dropped mine and have double vision. I'm currently checking out my options. Does this mean they might not be repairable?
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They should be fine for repair. Do you not have an insurance that covers the cost? If you dropped them in the house, I think that you'll find most contents insurances cover repair costs. Try Kay Optical - they have a good reputation for repairing optics.
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