Rogers Optics and Restoration

If you intend to visit please phone first.  See below or the CONTACT page for available times.


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Hi everyone, back to work, but on restricted duties. Please call me to ascertain as to whether or not I can undertake the job you require to be done.



One thing that we learn early on is never to lend our things to others.  Why? Because inevitably, without reason or premeditation, they will either become damaged or not returned.  Of those loaned optical items that are returned, 75% brought in have inadvertently been dropped. 


The remaining 25% have broken parts, mould growing on the optics or are missing bits and pieces.


So do you have a problem with your binoculars?  Are you seeing double?  Maybe you, or someone else, dropped them?


Does your telescope function properly? Does the focuser move in fits and starts, or maybe not come to focus? Are the stars no longer small sharp dots?


Have your Eyepieces become dirty from your facial oils, or you've got your moon filter stuck in the barrel?  You didn't leave it out overnight did you?


Maybe your spotting scope has been dropped and you no longer can see through it, or, as in some cases, it's broken into two or more parts?


For more than forty years I have been providing repairs and restoration for new and antique optical equipment. Whether it's your grandmother?s opera glass with lorgnette, or a rebuild of a telescope, even a xanthoproteinometer, I can service them.


With a large stock of spare lenses and parts for most optical equipment ranging from the present and going back to the turn of the 18th century, along with the ability to fabricate some metal components means that Rogers' Optics and Restoration can cover a large range of repairs.


Repairs to: Binoculars, Telescopes, Magnifiers, Spottingscopes, Eyepieces, Alidades, Microscopes (Really just about anything with lenses other than camera lenses & riflescopes.)


To all makes and models including, but not restricted to: Zeiss (Oberkochen & Jena), Pentax, Steiner, Nikon, Leica, Leitz, Carton, Gerber, Bushnell, Bausch & Lomb, TASCO, Celestron, Meade, Barska, Saxon etc.


As well as antique makes and models including, but not restricted to: Barr & Stroud, Ross, Watson, Levy, Leitz, Kershaw, Goertz, Dollond, Dolland, A.&A. Clarkson, Broadhurst, Broadhurst & Clarkson etc.


I make a small charge for quotes.  If you decide to go ahead with the repair then that amount will be absorbed into the cost of the job.  The quote amount will depend upon the size of the item to be repaired, standard binoculars will be charged at $25, telescopes at $50.  Other items will be quoted  upon the time required for inspection.


Please read the information on the SHIPPING tab for how to pack your binoculars. A single layer of bubble wrap and/or a Post Office Padded Bag is NOT ENOUGH!! If I have to re-box them, you will be charged accordingly!

REMEMBER to put a note in with your repair with all of your contact details!  I will not look at any repair that arrives without a note that gives me a phone number or an email address to enable me to contact you. I do not respond to just a mailing address.


Hours (call for an appointment): Mon,Tues,Wed & Thurs: 10am - 4pm   Fri 10am - 3pm  


Please note that only payment by direct deposit is accepted unless picking up in person.  I do not take credit cards, nor do I use PAYPAL.


Postal address:  PO Box 224, Padstow  NSW  2211