Standard binocular. Non standard use.

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David Frydman
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Standard binocular. Non standard use.

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Judge Judy now Channel 6 repeated in an hour Channel 27 Freeview.

Case against a man accused of throwing perhaps a standard 10 x 50 1970s porroprism at a woman causing 8 stitches.
Probably an expensive binocular.
Binocular is damaged and alleged damage to woman.
I wait with interest the judgement.

Regards, David

Judgement $360 but no punitive or criminal damages, just medical bill.
Still expensive for a standard porroprism binocular, worth maybe £30 max.
The man was wrong although he says it was an accident.
I suppose rubber armour on the binocular would have been useful here.
Lady Isabella
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I have a pair of Swift Saratoga that has in the past taken a hell of whack,
going by the dent in the lens barrel. Yet they still perform superb.

They are the MK1 model made in the year 1968. Turns out that the optics were
made by Tamron optical. Prism mounting appears to be bomb-proof.
Because of the dent, I got them for a fiver (including original Swift case).

One of the best binoculars I've used. construction and optics are excellent.
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I have in the past found standard porroprism binos that had one barrel completely bent over.
Cost. Nothing. Which cannot really be bettered, although I suppose someone could pay me to take one away.
Not being a repairer the only way I could get the barrel off was by using a car oil filter strap wrench with protecting cloth. Cleaned the exposed internal parts.
I then screwed the barrel straight back and collimation was perfect.
The thread was a bit damaged but not badly.
Total cost repaired. Nothing.

Reminds me of a Monty Python sketch.

Regards, David
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