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    Double vision

    Hi all

    Can any of you give me some advice please? I'm pretty new to stalking and beggining to think about binoculars. Trouble is that I seem to get an image from each eye using both the 2 pair I inherited. that isnt aligned with each other (if that makes sense) kind of double vision. Both the images are perfectly focused but i need to shut one eye in order to see clearly. The 2 pair I have are Zenieth and cinamon or something like that. and if its a case of them being cheap I am willing to pay for a decent pair but would like to know if any of you know where you can try before you but in the north east of england.

    Thanks

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    It sounds as if they have had a knock and need resetting.
    Probably better to get a new pair.

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    I thought maymbe that was it but my friend can use them fine

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    It sounds like the collimation is out on your binoculars. As a quick check, hold them at arms length and look through them from the "wrong" end (i.e. the objective, or the big lens). The view you see through them should be a perfect circle.

    Also have a look at this video:



    Some binoculars have a small grub screw near the eyepiece that can be used to correct collimation, but personally I'd either take them to a repair center or, if they're not worth it, invest in a new pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D13REW View Post
    I thought maymbe that was it but my friend can use them fine
    I bought a pair of secondhand Steiner binoculars from eBay that the seller insisted had perfect optics. When I looked through them though there was definitely a double image, so don't worry too much about what your friend can see. Try to get to a game fair, a good optical shop or an RSPB reserve and have a look through a decent set of binos and see if you still have a problem. If you were closer to me you'd be welcome to meet up and try a pair.

    Good luck!

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    Try these people. I have used them in the past. http://www.actionoptics.co.uk/index.html#navbar

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    Thanks everybody had it confirmed there is definately something wrong with the bino's but they have sentimental value. I'll just invest in a new pair if anyone has any ideas?

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