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I just received a new set of IOR Valdada binoculars.  The right ocular has longitudinal play across the its telescopic axis.  When set at any position other than its maximum positive and negative positon (for instance, when set at 0) the eye piece can be moved in and out with very very little effort.  Just by holding onto the eye cup it wiggles in and out. 

Both ocular eyepieces can be very slightly rotated (wiggled) clockwise and counter clockwise by holding the eyepiece with the index finger and thumb.  However, both eyepieces have the same amount of rotational play. 

I am concerned with the ocular/eyepiece wiggling in and out.

These are new old stock binoculars.
Sr. 0XX31
1982
B7x40

Also, looking through these, the field appears tinted slightly yellow.  This does seem to reduce glare, especially when looking over a snowy landscape under a clear sky. Otherwise image quality is very sharp and clear.  These did come with the filters in the objective lens caps, these are not installed and are not the cause of the slight yellow tint.

Thanks for your help!

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I could not edit my post, but these are IOR Bucuresti.  I referred to them as IOR Valdada.  I am not sure what the difference is, but the "Certificat De Calitate Si Garantie"  is stamped IOR Bucuresti.
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bump for help.
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A lot of old IORs have yellow tinted glass.  Their resolution is very good; that is just how they are built.

As for the eyepiece moving around, have you tried calling IOR?  It does not quite sound right.

ILya
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Koshkin,

Thank you for your reply.  Do you know if IOR in the US will warranty something like this?

I will call them tomorrow.
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Well I finally heard back from the seller of the damaged/broken binoculars and this is what they wrote...

"We have not been home in february. No one could can you expect? You would another bino. Binoculars reached demage because of transportation in postal united states.  In Europe postal services are “Okay. You are a big idiot and I hope you are not part of anything on ebay. are idiot and country united states of idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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Originally posted by kingston kingston wrote:

Well I finally heard back from the seller of the damaged/broken binoculars and this is what they wrote...

"We have not been home in february. No one could can you expect? You would another bino. Binoculars reached demage because of transportation in postal united states.  In Europe postal services are “Okay. You are a big idiot and I hope you are not part of anything on ebay. are idiot and country united states of idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

I would hazard a guess that you should not be buying stuff from this seller.

ILya
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Yup.  It's looking like that.  I had to roll the dice.  He sounds like a real hater!  Oh well.  Ebay and PP should take care of it...
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It is very tragic when you meet a seller like that and I really hope you cand get back at him in one way or another. It makes me sick! Considering that it was Ebay, you would the world a great favour marking this clown for life with a big time negative feed-back.
 
About the binoculars, now.
I had several pairs of IOR 7x40 between 1982-1988 passing through my hands and none of them showed that kind of symtom that you describe. It must be something wrong with the bino and I am 99.99% sure that was not caused by the transportation (unless the seller sent it in a plastic bag).
As far as the yellow tint, that could be quite irritating when using the bino for birdwatching as it affects the ability to distinguish the right feather colours but as far as hunting is concerned, that is rather an advantage as it creates a mild feeling of the optics when using the bino i low-light. It is in fact in low-light conditions that the real value of the IOR comes forth. They are a very performant.
The optics are in fact very good considering the age of these binos and it's definitely a lot of binoculars for the buck.
 
Man, I can't help thinking back at that seller. I really feel like rushing and taking my gun out of the closet 50 Cal. What an idiot!!
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