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Binocular lens fogging

About six years ago, after researching for quite some time and browsing several models of binoculars in the retail stores I finally decided on a pair of Kahles binoculars. They seemed to be the best balance of quality at a price within my budget. I was really hoping that my upgrade in optics would reduce or eliminate lens fogging. I was very wrong. Just by bringing these Binocs. to my eyes on a cold day the lenses fog instantly. I’m not talking about breathing on the lenses while I’m holding them; just the heat from my face makes these Binocs. useless. I understand that cold lenses + heat = fog; however, what is with all this anti-fog hype that quality optics claim? Has anyone found a product that works to eliminate or reduce optic fogging?

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from farmerdean00 wrote 5 years 17 weeks ago

I would agree that there may be a defect. Besides that, I recommend putting a small about of dish soap on the lenses and wiping it off without water. This will take several minutes (which is why to use a small amount). This is practically free and works as well as any commercial product I have found.

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from tyler1991 wrote 5 years 22 weeks ago

I have a friend and his dad is a guide and he used Leupold and Swarovski. They are both really high priced, but if your serious than either brand would be good.

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from Ruger wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

From what I know Kahles are good. I might contact the manufacture about them being defective.

If worse comes to worse you can lick the objective lens then wipe it dry and that should keep it from fogging up.

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from Ruger wrote 5 years 23 weeks ago

From what I know Kahles are good. I might contact the manufacture about them being defective.

If worse comes to worse you can lick the objective lens then wipe it dry and that should keep it from fogging up.

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from tyler1991 wrote 5 years 22 weeks ago

I have a friend and his dad is a guide and he used Leupold and Swarovski. They are both really high priced, but if your serious than either brand would be good.

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from farmerdean00 wrote 5 years 17 weeks ago

I would agree that there may be a defect. Besides that, I recommend putting a small about of dish soap on the lenses and wiping it off without water. This will take several minutes (which is why to use a small amount). This is practically free and works as well as any commercial product I have found.

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