To: "Paul and Irene Osborn" <>, <>
Subject: Collimation
From: "Philip A. Veerman" <>
Date: Sun, 16 Feb 2003 11:55:24 +1100
I have had mine fixed at binoculars & telescope service centre P/L in Heidelberg, Melbourne. 03-94553984 Buy yourself another cheap one to use while your main ones are being fixed.
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From: Paul and Irene Osborn <>
To: <>
Date: Friday, 14 February 2003 13:31
Subject: [BIRDING-AUS] Collimation

A few weeks ago I dropped my binoculars on soft ground (again). This threw them out of alignment. The company that used to collimate binoculars in Newcastle is no longer prepared to do it and suggests I send them to a firm in Sydney who charge $80. This morning I accidently dropped my spare pair and now they need collimating as well. I can no longer afford to keep getting my binoculars collimated and the inconvenience of sending them or taking them to Sydney is too great. Seems to me I have four options:
1) Fix them myself
2) Find someone in the Newcastle area who will do them at a reasonable price.
3) Buy a new pair that are rugged enough to survive the odd bump or two
4) Give up birding
I would be interested to hear if any birding-aussers could help with advice on any of the first three options (option 4 I would have to manage on my own, although counselling might help).
Paul Osborn
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