New home based binocular, telescope and optical repair service located in Heidelberg/Viewbank area.
This innovative and exciting business is owned and operated by Anthony, former Manager of the “Binocular & Telescope Shop” in Melbourne.
Anthony has over 15yrs in the optical retail profession and is experienced in servicing and repairing a wide range of Binoculars, Telescope and Optical equipment. He has extensive knowledge of Guan Sheng Optical, Meade, Skywatcher, Celestron and Orion telescopes as well as binoculars of all types.
Anthony is also able to engineer and machine parts for various astronomical and optical applications.
20/12/2016 - Hi all like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. And thanks toall my customers of 2016 Cheers Anthony
29/9/2016 - Hi all just added a sales page to my web site. My plan is to sell a small quantity of quality binoculars and spottingscopes, starting with the Olivon range. If you have any enquires please contact me via my contact page. Cheers
26/8/2016 - Back from holidays in Europe and now settling back in to work. Couple of new things to take note of. First is working hours I have made some adjustment , new hours are 10:30am to 5:30pm weekdays. Secondly I can now process payment via credit card. I can take both Master Card and Visa now.
17/6/2016 - Been a long time between web updates. Over the past 5 months there has been lots of work with the home renovations and then the painting and tidying up the home. The work area for the business is pretty well established and I have finally completed the construction of a binocular collimator. This item will aid in the accurate collimation of binoculars back to factory standards. It will also allow me to do more advance binocular overhauls such as restorations.
24/01/2016 - Both the Lathe and Milling machine have been installed. Click the link below.
23/01/2016 - Pick up Lathe and Mill today from Hare and Forbes.
For the pass eleven years I have work in the optical retail industry. At the beginning I had a short tenure working for Roger Davis at The Binocular and Telescope Service Centre, Heidelberg. In 2005 I commenced working for The Binocular and Telescope Shop when they opened a branch in Camberwell, Initially as a Sales Person/Technician, then Senior Technician and finally Store Manager. During that time I have serviced and repaired Meade, Skywatcher, Celestron, Tele Vue and Orion telescope plus a range of binoculars and spotting scopes such as Swarovski, Leica, Nikon, Olivon, Bushnell, Gerber, Pentax and Knous.
I have been fascinated in astronomy and optics since the age of 10. I build my first telescope, an 8” Newtonian as a Year 10 project in 1983, receiving an award for “Metal Work”. My next telescope was a 10” Newtonian which was completed in time for the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 back in 1994. My most recent telescope that I built is a 12.5” truss tube telescope, which by far my favourite telescope.
I have the skill and knowledge required for binocular and telescopes repairs and am great with my hands, I love creating things. I have over the years created many parts for telescopes to suit various needs such as telescope making and astrophotography. Plus I have been known to build a pergola and renovate bath rooms, laundries and ensuites. In my spare time I am also very adept at repairing and servicing a range of bicycles.