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#26 demiles

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Your welcome!

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:21 AM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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Thanks for the link. These will probably more than adequate for my situation, and since I'm looking to have multiple smaller cases for specific uses, these will be much easier on the wallet! :bow:

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

The 1600 is huge, but it holds a lot and is great protection. I added a couple of eyepieces and had to jump up from a 1550. I prefer to have my eyepieces laying flat hence the need for a large case.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

ignorant question; once you pluck out the foam pieces, can you put them back in case you want to 'remodel'?
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:06 PM

ignorant question; once you pluck out the foam pieces, can you put them back in case you want to 'remodel'?


Yes you can.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 05:34 PM

You could reuse the foam and reorganize, but it would require a little spray glue of some kind. When the foam is plucked it's plucked.
I have 21 Pelican cases of all sizes and I color coordinate to come extent. Yellow for eyepieces, tan for ADM accessories, green for my tents, orange for tools, but mostly black because most large cases are only available in black. Color cases make things a little easier to find in the dark.
I also use Pelican cases for my hand guns, the 1170 is a perfect fit for most.

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Posted 27 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Paul, nicely organized case! I have my eyepieces in a 1600 case too. Do you go down to the second level of foam when you pluck? I organize them vertically to fit more into the case. I'm wondering I there's another case that you can lay the eyepieces flat, but its not as deep as the 1600.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:41 AM

The 1600 has two layers of pick-n-pluck foam, plus a thinner solid bottom layer, so what I've done is switch out the layers. I put the old picked-out layer on the bottom, the thinner solid layer in the middle which will now act as a good base, and the "non-picked" layer on top. This will probably only work if you lay down the eyepieces in the case like I do, but it does give you at least one more re-organization before needing replacement foam.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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does the adorama case have 2 layers of pluck foam or just one?
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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:41 AM

Yes Mine has two layers.

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:57 PM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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Well after some thought I bought a Flashpoint 1550 from Adorama for $59.95 with free shipping. I have a small Orion eyepiece case now and it has held up well. I am pretty easy on my equipment so I think this will work fine and half the price.

I appreciate all the advice. I will be sure to post a picture and thoughts of the cases.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:55 AM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
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I received my Flashpoint 1550 in the mail yesterday. Wow its a really nice case for the price. I was impressed with the quality. Thanks again for the tip.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:57 AM

As you can see from the picture above plenty of room for more eyepieces.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:30 AM

Ken, thanks for posting the pics. It certainly looks like a well-built case.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:44 AM

No problem. I am very happy with it. While I don't have a Pelican to compare it too, I can't imagine its double the quality for my needs. I am just looking for storage and carrying eyepieces to my club site.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

I think I'll give one of the smaller cases a shot. I don't travel to dark skies nearly as much these days, & I'm sure it will do the job I need for storage and moving to the backyard. Even if I decide I like Pelican better, I won't lose anything by having one of these. If I decide these are more than adequate for the job, then the savings can be put towards eyepieces! :grin:

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

I use a case from Adorama Camera, more economical than the Pelican cases.
Adorama Cases


I received my Flashpoint 1550 in the mail yesterday. Wow its a really nice case for the price. I was impressed with the quality. Thanks again for the tip.


Ken, thanks so much for the pictures. A picture is worth a 1000 words as they say. I was thinking of one too, but would like to put my huge and long EPs in there standing up, not laying down. Do you think thats possible? I see your Q70 is laying down.....
But then again, if they're half the price, I could get 2 if I need more room. BTW, where's it made?
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:32 AM

How "deep" is the lid on the flashpoint 1550? Been looking at cases and some have 2-3 inches of foam on the lid, that extra inch or two would be better for me if it was in the bottom.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

you guys who are comparing the interior and exterior dimensions of the Pelican vs Adorama cases on the Adorama page, should go to the Pelican site and see that Pelican has different dimensions there. Not much, but definitely different; mostly larger

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

I'll try to answer both questions. The lid is about 1 1/2 inches deep with foam. As for the Q70 I didn't think it would fit standing up. So I ended up laying it down. As you can see I don't have a ton of eyepieces so I wasn't worried about running out of space. It think it would be really tight though with the Q70 38mm maybe its smaller brothers could stand up,

Hope that clears it up

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

Are you in the LAS? I could bring it to a meeting.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:37 PM

Yes I am. I joined in like Sept. of last year but soon after bought a 8SE and been picking up gear along the way. So haven't been able to put the extra gas in the truck to get out to a meeting since, it's a hog :(. I'm actually located in Mountain Top.

No need to bring it I was just curios, I'll be out of town so can't make it to the Feb 5th meeting anyway. I'm putting gear purchases on hold until my starsense arrives but will be looking at similar cases for later this year.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:06 PM

Ok Good to know. Hopefully I will see you at one of our club observing nights.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:41 PM

Ken, how tight to the sides close? I bought a cheaper case a few months back and wish the sides would have sealed tighter than they did.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Jim,
They seem really tight. It says it actually has a water purge option and it floats. It seems to be very well built. I have bought several things from Adorama over the years and they have been very good to deal with.

Ken






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