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#1 lswindell4

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:24 PM

Hi Everyone, I am a newbie to this forum and have the good fortune of just picking up a mint condition Fujinon Meibo 7 by 30 Marine version bino's. They didn't come with a case - any suggestions on where to find one?? Lew

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:00 PM

You sure they are not 7x50? I have never seen a case for a Meibo, but that does not mean they don't exist.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:02 PM

You can go to WalMart and get a small backpack to carry your binoculars. Here's a Fujinon brand if you want a match. It should fit yours too.
Fujinon Binocular Case

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 06:13 AM

You can go to WalMart and get a small backpack to carry your binoculars. Here's a Fujinon brand if you want a match. It should fit yours too.
Fujinon Binocular Case


if not at WM, check at Camera stores for the camera bags
-better padding
-more options

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

Here's a Fujinon brand if you want a match. It should fit yours too.
Fujinon Binocular Case


Shirley,

The ad says that it is for the Fujinon 8x30.

The Fujinon 7x50 is both taller & wider than the 8x30.

Could be a problem?

Stan

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

My bag brentwood, they are indeed 7x50's. Thanks for the advice everyone!!

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Your mint Fujinon 7x50 Meibo ... do the lens coating appear more like blue/purple or more like green?

Depending on answer, I will offer some comments on your bino and a case.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 12:17 PM

Your mint Fujinon 7x50 Meibo ... do the lens coating appear more like blue/purple or more like green?

Depending on answer, I will offer some comments on your bino and a case.


Hi! My lens coating appears more blue/purple. Thanks!

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 06:24 PM

Here's a Fujinon brand if you want a match. It should fit yours too.
Fujinon Binocular Case


Shirley,

The ad says that it is for the Fujinon 8x30.

The Fujinon 7x50 is both taller & wider than the 8x30.

Could be a problem?

Stan


Yes, indeed the case would be too small if the bino's are 7x50 and not 7x30.

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:03 PM

Yes, indeed the case would be too small if the bino's are 7x50 and not 7x30.


Fujinon has manufactured alot of binocular models over the years, but I don't recall ever seeing a 7x30. :thinking:

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 07:48 PM

The bino's are indeed 7x50's, not 7x30's, my typo - sorry!

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:11 PM

(1) Comments on a case: For this bino, you don't have the usual considerations. Usually, you would consider protection from moisture and shock. Well, not that I would recommend it, but your bino is so sealed and tough, in a pinch you could use it as a hammer in a hard shower. Another usual consideration is protection of the lenses. But yours likely has wonderful, attached, snap-in objective covers, and a good, one-piece eye-lens cover. (I assume it's the usual, rubber-covered Meibo; a non-rubber armored would not have the objective covers.) To keep the eye-piece cover in place during storage or carry, I have variously used the neckstrap, a rubber band or string. So with all the usual, important, protective considerations of a case already solved by this great bino, what's left? Comfort and convenience. For travel, I just put mine in a plastic bag, then in a suitcase or backpack. For carry, I have used a daypack or cheap, minimal bino case--not protective but for easy carry and access. Bottom line, this bino can take care of itself; choose any carry solution(s) you find convenient.

(2) Comments on your bino: Greenish coatings showed up on the later models. They noticeably improved color and contrast. That being said, your earlier model is still fantastic, with a view of rare quality. For color and contrast, I like mine with the newer coatings, but still return to my one with blue/purple lenses for a view that seems somehow more "sharp." And of course any Meibo 7x50 is near unbeatable for land or sea views in low light or night.


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