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How to set your Binoculars down?

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 06:35 PM

OK, maybe this is stupid, but I'm coming off a nice tumbler of Glenlivet and a nice Macanudo.

Does it matter how I set my bino's down in order to take a sip or a drag? Large lens down on the patio table, sideways so no lens are against the table or put them in the lens covers? I like my binos and have a great time viewing not only the stars, but the swans and geese in my area and I don't want to have them degraded.

Does it matter at all?

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Posted 27 April 2004 - 07:52 PM

Just don't leave them sitting with the eyepieces up and uncovered for days. You'll get a case of the infamous windowsill binoculars. I set mine down flat, so as not to worry about them being knocked over. When done for the time, I put them back in their case.

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Posted 28 April 2004 - 07:28 AM

That's the same policy I use Edz. Crazy, leaving the EPs up & uncovered bascially turns them into "dust buckets". My binos are usually mounted on a tripod, but when they do come down, I have them laying flat on a table so they won't be knocked over. With the exception of lens cleaning perhaps, bino care is common sense stuff.

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Posted 01 May 2004 - 09:59 PM

My binoculars sometimes have Macallan induced chromatic aberrations. To ease the problem, I built a parallelogram mount with a [scotch] glass holder on the central column. That way if I fall down both the scotch and the binoculars are safe. Necessity is the Mother of invention, eh?

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Posted 02 May 2004 - 03:24 AM

I've seen photos of the Miyauchi factory, with a row of new binoculars "standing" (objective facing down).

Then again, with a 45" Miyauchi the eyepieces are at a same angle regardless of whether it's laid flat or on end.


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