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Old Saturday 17th February 2018, 09:44   #1
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Zeiss binoculars accident

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Whilst I was away on a recent trip I managed to hurl my Zeiss 8 x 32 binoculars, not on purpose but quickly grabbed my camera out of a rucksack and the binoculars came with them and flew.

Since this has happened the focus wheel has adjusted to most of the revolutions being from 0 to 10ft, and for sea watching nearly off the dial to one side.

Looking through the binoculars the image is still good however there is limited adjustment for longer distances.

Not sure if anyone has had this problem or knows of a quick fix or is it a send in job.

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Old Saturday 17th February 2018, 09:52   #2
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Sounds to me like there is some damage to the focus mechanism. I think it would be best to send them to Zeiss to sort this out.
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Old Saturday 17th February 2018, 12:24   #3
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Thanks.

Hoped there might be a cheaper fix.

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Old Saturday 17th February 2018, 12:39   #4
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I have just had my Zeiss bins repaired. You need to get in touch with the Zeiss Authorised Repair Centre. East Coast Binocular Repairs, The Old Dairy, Stable Yard, Ryston Hall, Ryston, Norfolk, PE38 OAA. Phone01366 387581. Email address [email protected]. Great service. Ask for Gary.
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+1 for East Coast Binocular repairs, just sent a pair of Nikon HGL's in for a service and came back in less than a week. Excellent service and great value for money.
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Old Monday 19th February 2018, 07:36   #6
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Thanks.

Hoped there might be a cheaper fix.

Dave
Had the exactly same problem with a pair of Nikon. I peeled down the rubber guard and found a small adjustment screw just below the focus wheel on the right hand side. A couple of tiny turns and it was back to normal. They've been fine ever since.
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