best new binocs to buy

To: "'Lindsay & Diana Nothrop'" <>, "'stephpar'" <>, "'Suzanne Edgar'" <>
Subject: best new binocs to buy
From: "Jerry Bishop" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:50:27 +1100



That means they were out of collimation and you should have taken them back immediately for a refund.  In my experience there are very few places that can reliably and successfully re-collimate a pair of binoculars in Australia.


Jerry Bishop


From: Lindsay & Diana Nothrop [
Sent: Friday, 28 Mar 2008 17:39
To: stephpar; Suzanne Edgar
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] best new binocs to buy


Suzanne & Steve


I have Steiners and they had a fault when new so I would advise a simple test before you buy (whatever brand).  Check that both barrels have the same alignement.  To do this, place them on a firm base and focus on a small object say at 50 meters.  Then quickly alternate shutting each eye in turn.  If the object moves slightly between eyes then the barrels are not aligned and eye strain will result.



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