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Old 05-13-2017, 07:52 PM
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I was given a set of Zeisse 10x40 Bs as a tip, about 20 years ago, and they are getting gummy, plus there are some particles inside that interfere with a clear picture. Does anyone know a competent refurbisher or technicion that can deal with this kind of thing? I tried contacting Zeisse Canada without success. These are great glasses, and I do not want to lose use of them. Any help gratefully accepted.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:26 AM
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From what I've heard Zeiss' customer service isn't the best and is very slow. Think I would by pass them if you have a choice.
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Old 05-14-2017, 05:44 AM
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I was given an armored set of the same glasses. They reside within a foot of my left hand as I type and are used a dozen times a day of not more. GREAT binocs!! I hope you find a good option.
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Old 05-14-2017, 11:48 AM
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Ditto

I bought mine (10 x 40rubber armored) from Cabela's in 96 or 97 for 999$. The last I heard before they were discontinued for another model, they were down to app 850$. Mine are always handy & have seen a lot of rough use. It's amazing how well/far you can make things out on a clear day. Any idea what the T*P* stands for on the focus ring
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Old 05-14-2017, 03:59 PM
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Any idea what the T*P* stands for on the focus ring
I've wondered the same thing, but don't know.

The 10x40B was a favorite of bird watchers and backyard astronomers and I use mine the same way. They focus down to just a few feet and offer brilliant close-ups of game and are plenty clear enough to focus on stars at night.
I have a couple of really big Rail Lizards that live under my walkway just beneath my office window. Sometimes I'm watching a bug wander into range of a lizard, but the pair of Red Tail hawks 200 yards away are also doing something interesting and I get lost in perspective for a while switching back and forth at 10x until its unnatural to see normally. I'm easily entertained.
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Old 05-14-2017, 04:49 PM
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Well, Monte; "passin' them by" just isn't an option. Too much history, too fine a pair of binocs. When they are in top condition, there's nothing like them (except maybe Swarofski or Lietz (and remember these were a gift! ;0) Mine are rubber armored as well, and when I got them, they ran about $1600 and change. We didn't have a Cabelas in Alberta, so I have zero idea what they cost there. Mine have two focus rings (one front, and one rear) but only the front has any T*. There is no P*. I had to learn German in the past, and the only logical T and P I can think of are Topographic and Precision, and the German words (which I can say but not spell) are pretty similar. Topographic possibly referring to "wide angle" and Precision referring to "minute focus", but all this is just a guess. Not real certain, but I think it was an European who tipped me with these, so possibly mine are a tad different (different, not better). I'll just keep this thread open a while and hope someone who knows a techie stumbles across it. Thanks fellas!

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Old 05-14-2017, 04:58 PM
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AB85-- There used to be a big camera shop in NYC that handled Lietz and Ziess repairs for Browning Arms in the '70s, but I see no reference for them now.

Some of the bird watching sites have discussions of binocular repair and cleaning. They could have a secret source.

I just traded for a pair of big Russian artillery periscope binoculars than needs cleaning, but they're put together with flat-head screws. I think I can handle that!

I'm a sucker for magnification!!!
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Old 05-15-2017, 12:29 PM
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Well, Monte; "passin' them by" just isn't an option. Too much history, too fine a pair of binocs.
Think you misunderstood what I wss getting at. Didn't mean to walk away from your binocs but rather look for someone other than Zeiss' service department to rework 'em.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:33 PM
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You're right Monte, I did misunderstand you. Having a bad hair day ;0) I appreciate the help fellas! Believe it or else, I haven't had much time on these here boxes. Most of the places we (the cook and I) have lived in during the last 15 years haven't had the hook-up ability for computer feed. I LIKE having the ability, it's a real boon, but if it comes to wilderness or hook-up, you KNOW what choice I'm gonna make ;0)
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:54 PM
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Camera land inc.???

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AB85-- There used to be a big camera shop in NYC that handled Lietz and Ziess repairs for Browning Arms in the '70s, but I see no reference for them now.

Some of the bird watching sites have discussions of binocular repair and cleaning. They could have a secret source.

I just traded for a pair of big Russian artillery periscope binoculars than needs cleaning, but they're put together with flat-head screws. I think I can handle that!

I'm a sucker for magnification!!!
Might this be the place> I thought they were on L.I.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:01 PM
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That could be it. At one time Browning had some great Leitz binoculars and a customer had to send them for repair. I remember a place in NY said to be a high-end repair facility. They advertize cleaning now according to lens size, not make.
Equipment Repairs | Camera Land NY
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Thanks Fellas, I'll check that out.
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