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JayinUT
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Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm
      #5561767 - 12/09/12 12:56 AM

Looking for a cap on the observing end of a 7mm Pentax XW. Anyone direct me to a good replacement that is snug?

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johnnyha
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5561769 - 12/09/12 12:59 AM

These 2" rubber end caps are perfect for the eyepiece end of the XWs, they fit nice n snug.

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JayinUT
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: johnnyha]
      #5561909 - 12/09/12 06:23 AM

Thanks! I'll give it a try.

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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5561962 - 12/09/12 07:57 AM

If you just need a replacement, Pentax will send you one free. They basicly put you on a list. It took 3-4 months to get mine.

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csa/montana
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: yowser]
      #5562175 - 12/09/12 10:44 AM

Quote:

If you just need a replacement, Pentax will send you one free. They basicly put you on a list. It took 3-4 months to get mine.




That's good to know; even if it does take awhile to get one.


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JayinUT
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: csa/montana]
      #5562381 - 12/09/12 12:35 PM

That's even better news! I'll try that route first as I have a cap for it but it is very loose (never came with the original cap from a retailer.

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JayinUT
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5576504 - 12/17/12 10:07 PM

Well I have to report that I contacted Pentax via the website and my email was sent to the regional support in Denver. On December 12th, 2012 Pentax from Denver sent me a new cap for my Pentax XW 7mm. Now I don't have the worry that the original sellar left for me (a vendor here) by putting on a cap that wasn't the original when the sold me the eyepiece. Great response (they kept me in the loop via email) and great service in support of their product.

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mich_al
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5576551 - 12/17/12 10:29 PM

Who was the vendor that sold the XW sans cap?

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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: mich_al]
      #5665054 - 02/06/13 11:40 AM

As far as the 1.25" end cap, these are pretty generic and I'd not worry I had a "replacement" cap (black end caps are black end caps, you have a wide choice of harder or softer material only). However, the TOP cap (Where eyelens meets eye), if you lose it, you'll have to go to Pentax......

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Scanning4Comets
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: csrlice12]
      #5665590 - 02/06/13 04:15 PM

If you have a Pentax XL, the top cap from a film can, (The white one), fits perfectly as long as the eye cup is not fully in the "down" position.

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csrlice12
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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5665610 - 02/06/13 04:29 PM

Quote:

Well I have to report that I contacted Pentax via the website and my email was sent to the regional support in Denver. On December 12th, 2012 Pentax from Denver sent me a new cap for my Pentax XW 7mm. Now I don't have the worry that the original sellar left for me (a vendor here) by putting on a cap that wasn't the original when the sold me the eyepiece. Great response (they kept me in the loop via email) and great service in support of their product.




I had no idea that Pentax had an office in Denver......good to know.


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Re: Cap for a Pentax XW 7mm new [Re: JayinUT]
      #5665717 - 02/06/13 05:37 PM

I called Pentax and they sent me one, no charge
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Looking for a cap on the observing end of a 7mm Pentax XW. Anyone direct me to a good replacement that is snug?




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