I am in Lichfield, Staffordshire and I run a Repair Cafe where people can bring items to get repaired by our volunteer repairers. A lady brought some Nikon Travelite binoculars which are not working properly. Looks like optics have moved inside. Can't send to Nikon without warranty and/or paying £30 up front.
Anyone know how I could get them repaired? There must be someone in RSPB circles who could help!
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While I'm not able to fully help, I do have a question, the Travelite binoculars, are they the tough durable ones which are shock proof and weatherproof?
If they are the weatherproof ones, I do believe they are sealed with nitrogen gas inside.
Nikon do sell a pair which is are a basic binocular.
The reason why I ask, I've had a pair for well over 20 years, they've been dropped, kicked and knocked around and apart from the eye cups which have given up, they still perform. But they are the weatherproof and shock proof ones. I've only taken them out of service because the eye cups have had to be glued on.
Now here's another thing, if the eye cups don't extend equally, that can also give the impression the optics are faulty.
Incidentally, the eye cups are easy to replace, basically twist on twist off.
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In reply to Mike B:
The following link shows how to replace the eye cups, and most of what they're showing is the same as in mine.
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