[Tweeters] Optics Repairs...

Tom Benedict benedict.t at comcast.net
Mon May 23 09:28:21 PDT 2022

I’ve had a couple of pair of binoculars “die” over the past few decades. It’s a shame to throw them out or put them in a drawer. It seems like it should be possible to repair them.

I’m not talking about catastrophic damage, just normal use where things get out of alignment. In each case I’ve submitted them to a repair facility and they’ve been returned as “not repairable”. In my most recent case, there were “too many corroded fasteners” in my 20 year old Swift Audubon 8.5x44 ‘Waterproof’ pair. Is it simply that the cost of repair labor is so great and the cost of optics so low?

Do most birders have a drawer full of unserviceable binoculars?

Tom Benedict
Seahurst, WA

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