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Registered: ‎12-04-2013
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Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

I have a pair of Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars I bought in 2008 and The rubber coating on my binocular is becoming gummy, moveable and imprints everything, I took these on one trip when I bought them new otherwise they are stored on a shelve in my living room in the case, I pull them out once or twice a month for use. Is this normal? why is this happening and what can be done to stop this?

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Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

Hello Poses,

We are very sorry to learn that your binoculars seem to have developed this issue where the grip has started to become gummy.  We're not aware that this a normal issue and regret you've experienced it thus far on your binoculars.  The best course from here would most likely be for you to send these to Canon for evaluation. 

You can set up and arrange a repair on our web site at your earliest convenience.  You would also be able to use the same web link to get in touch with our support team, if you needed technical assistance.   

12 x 36 IS II Binoculars

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Re: Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

Good Evening, I just discovered the same problem with my binoculars. They were stored for approxy. 6 months. I always remove the batteries when storing it. It was not exposed to excessive heat or any chemicals. The rubber finish is gummy just as the other post described. It left black stains on the shirt I was wearing. I tried cleaning them but nothing would work. Please help me, I have hand tremors and love the IS on these binoculars but can't use them in the condition they are in. 

Thank you in advance for your help.

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Registered: ‎10-16-2012

Re: Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

Hi Ads,

 

Thanks for posting.

 

Based on your description, your binoculars will require service to correct this issue.

 

You may set up the repair of your bimoculars by clicking here.

 

Once on our site, click on "Request Product Repair". On the next page, you may create an account or log into your existing account. These options make it easier to request the repair of more than one product. You may also choose the "Continue" button to "Continue without an Account".

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Registered: ‎05-06-2017

Re: Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

I am very disappointed. They want to charge me over $ 300.00 to fix what amounts to a factory defect. The finish should not be deteriorating. I hardly use them. I did not abuse them. I have bought canon products for years and never had a problem. This is clearly a manufacturer's defect from a faulty process. Now they will probably want to charge me to send them back to me. I will be re-thinking any future purchase of Canon products.

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Registered: ‎03-19-2018

Re: Canon 12x36IS II Binoculars

I joined this forum because I have the same problem with my 12X36 IS binoculars as well. I bought mine in 2008 and have noticed the non slip coating degrading over the years. I might just get something like a windshield scraper and scrape all that stuff off. Makes my hands sticky 

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