I'm with Michele re Eagle Optics. They're great!
I bought a pair of 8X42 Rangers from them about 10 years ago. After years of intense use, I finally sent them in for reconditioning. I'd lost an eye-cup, and the original eye-cups had not locked in place properly for non-glasses wearers, though subsequent models were fine. Eagle Optics cleaned and adjusted the binos and fixed the eye-cup problem (of course, I should have asked years ago).
All this for free! And they sent me a nice ball-cap, too, so of course, I'm now a walking advertisement, but very happily so!
From: Michele Patenaude <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Thank you for all the bins advice
Eagle Optics will send you binoculars and let you try them out before you buy them. I can't say enough good about them. And I have been using their Rangers for about 20 years. Great optics.
172 Woodbury Road
Burlington, VT 05408
> On Jan 26, 2016, at 9:02 AM, Mona Bearor <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I appreciate all the replies with great advice for my friend. I'm sure
> she'll find it all very helpful as she shops for her birding bins!
> Mona Bearor
> S Glens Falls, NY