Yes, I know the difference between a pair of binoculars and a camera. My father in law passed away recently and one of the things that I received. Was a set of binoculars that I purchased for him in 1975 for $150. Looking at them now they are one of the best pairs I have among my other binoculars. They are Japanese with the numbers J000 and B133. They were pretty dusty on the out side but clear as a bell. HERE IS THE PROBLEM. I told my wife do not touch them and that was fine. We have a cleaning lady once a month more to help her then us but she is thorough and immaculate to a tee but sometimes doesn’t seem to understand certain things. Bless her heart. SHE RAN MY PRECIOUS BINOCULARS THROUGH THE DISHWASHER!!! There is water encased between the elements. I have partially disassembled some of it but some elements defy any thing i have tried to acces the cater filled compartments. Do not ask how the water got there since they appear well sealed. I could probably evaporate the water but I am sure there will be soap residue left and streaks. I am also concerned that this will encourage molds. Any one with any experience, insight or innovative ideas. I feel like strangling her but being challenged as she is what purpose would it serve. She meant well and can never t pay her own rent and would be devasted so to say any thing to her is like punching whipped cream so I will just have to eat it. But really, binoculars in a dishwasher?.