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Swarovski eyepiece issue

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Old Tuesday 1st May 2018, 03:08   #1
DurbanGirl
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Swarovski eyepiece issue

I just purchased a Swarovski ATS65HD. Im having trouble putting in the eyepiece. Its really difficult to turn to the locked position - and Im not sure the pin actually has it locked securely in place. Is this normal?
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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 21:34   #2
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I assume you first aligned the arrows on the scope body and the eyepiece before turning clockwise?

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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 21:54   #3
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Yes - the arrows are aligned. It then takes tremendous effort to twist the eyepiece into place. And I was expecting the locking pin to then make a satisfying “click” into place. I thought it would be similar to the smooth and easy action of putting a lens on my Canon camera body. Is the eyepiece difficult to turn? Should it be apparent that the pin is then firmly locked in place?
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Old Wednesday 2nd May 2018, 22:20   #4
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If the pin is locked you will not be able to turn the eyepiece anti-clockwise without depressing the button.
Although both scope and eyepiece are waterproof, there is an O-ring at the base of the eyepiece to prevent water ingress between the two. Perhaps this is the cause of the friction.

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