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#1 junomike

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 04:44 PM

First post here as I'm not too much a "Binoc's" guy.
I have however obtained a pair of Binoculars I'd been wanting ever since someone let me view through theirs a few years ago.
I know that Canon didn't supply lens caps for them and I have found a place to obtain front caps, but these one's are missing the eyepiece caps as well.

Does anyone know the size and/or where I can find suitable replacements?

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 05:25 PM

The Binoc's arrived today. The front lens caps can be found Here!

As for the eye lens caps, I had a pair that fit. Looks like there are 48mm (If anyone needs to replace theirs)

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:06 AM

Mike take a look at this thread.
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Posted 20 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

Jonathon, Thanks for the tip and links. I've already found some 58mm"center pinch" snap on lens caps.
I have seen and heard about using extensions as dew shields and may consider some. Do they affect (restrict) the FOV in any way?

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

The do not restrict your view and protect from Sun Glare during the day.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 06:28 AM

Mike,

For eyepiece protection, I have been using a Fujinon eyepiece rainguard made for the FMTR-SX 7x50. I have it tethered onto just one side of the strap of the Canons, and it is nicely loose enough to quickly slip in place. It is also deep enough that, although loose-fitting, it stays on pretty well. Much more convenient than separate little cups, and protects well in use. Have used this with both 15x50 and 10x42 Canons.

Objective covers I have not used. The 10x42 comes with its own, but the design is poor.

Kimmo






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