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Adjust the eyecups
The eyecups on a RaptorTM binocular twist up and down so any
viewer can see the full field and enjoy comfortable viewing—with
or without eyeglasses.
Adjust the interpupillary distance
The interpupillary distance (IPD) is the distance between the centers
of the left and right eye pupils. Match the IPD of your eyes to that of
the binocular so that you see a single image that is free of shading.
Properly focus the binocular
For the best views, follow this two-step process to properly adjust
the center focus and diopter. Choose an object that is about 20
yards away from you and stay in the same spot until you have
adjusted the binocular for your eyes.
1. Adjust the center focus—start by closing your right eye
or covering the right objective lens
with your hand. Focus your left eye
on the object and adjust the center
focus wheel until the image is in focus.
Leave the center focus in this position
as you adjust the diopter.
2. Adjust the diopter—start by closing your left eye or covering
the left objective lens with your hand.
Look through your right eye and adjust
the diopter ring (found on the right
eyepiece) until the object is in focus.
Make note of this diopter setting in
case you need to set it again. From this point on, you will only
need to use the center focus wheel.
The Raptor’s protective case provides safe storage between viewing
sessions. The carry strap is already attached to the case.
The Raptor comes with a rainguard for the ocular lenses and
tethered objective lens covers. Use these covers to protect the
lenses whenever you are not viewing.
Attach the padded neckstrap to the Raptor in three simple steps.
Begin with the right barrel of the binocular and repeat the process
for the left barrel.
Note: If using another type of strap, never attach metal o-rings directly
onto the strap attachment.
Maintain the optical brilliance of the Raptor binocular by keeping
lens surfaces free of dirt, oils, and dust.
Protect lenses while out in the field
Make use of the provided eyepiece and objective lens covers to
protect the lenses when not viewing. Then, store the Raptor in its
carry case between viewing sessions.
Keep lenses clean
In order to enjoy the best views through your Raptor binocular, take
time to regularly clean the exterior lenses:
1. Remove any dust or grit from lenses before wiping. Use a can
of pressurized air, soft camel hair brush, or an acrylic optical brush.
2. Clear lenses of smudges, fingerprints, or eyelash oil. Fog the
lenses with your own breath, then use a non-abrasive lens cloth to
clean the lenses.
Caution: Binoculars are not intended for looking at the sun, or any
other intense light source. Such viewing could damage the retina and
cornea of your eyes—even to the point of causing blindness.
THE VIP WARRANTY
We build optics based on our commitment to your absolute
satisfaction. That’s why Vortex products are unconditionally
guaranteed and we make this Very Important Promise to you—a
Very Important Person.
Rest assured that in the event your Raptor binocular becomes
damaged or defective, Vortex Optics
will repair or replace the binocular
at no charge to you. Call Vortex
Optics at 800-426-0048 for prompt,
professional, and friendly service.
2120 West Greenview Drive
Middleton, WI 53562
Note: The VIP warranty does not cover theft, loss, or deliberate
damage to the product.
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