I won an auction several weeks ago. Paid $400 for a pair of 18 x 50 Canon IS binos intending to use them for astronomy. These may be an early model. SN# 700002xx.
It was an impulse purchase I regretted almost immediately after bidding thinking about everything which could be wrong with them. Standard porros I can repair. But these are one step this side of alchemy.
When they arrived their alignment seemed reasonable.
The binos are in very good physical shape. Rubber skin is holding up well and the Image Stabilization appears to work. But the right side is not as sharp as the left with both focused. As with most binos the edges are somewhat soft but not uniformly so. When comparing the far left side of the field to the far right side there is a difference. A sign of a collimation error?
So, where would you send them for adjustment? Canon? Just got off the phone with them. They still service these. My guess (and pocket book) seems to lean to the manufacturer rather than our repair god in Oklahoma. But what do I know?!
Any advice would be appreciated.
Edited by Chomatic Aberrant, 14 February 2020 - 05:47 PM.