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lswindell4
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Case for Fujinon Meibo's new
      #5674752 - 02/11/13 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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brentwood
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: lswindell4]
      #5674874 - 02/11/13 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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rookie
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: lswindell4]
      #5674878 - 02/11/13 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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edwincjones
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: rookie]
      #5675296 - 02/12/13 06:13 AM

Quote:

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

edj


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hallelujah
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: rookie]
      #5675414 - 02/12/13 08:57 AM

Quote:

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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lswindell4
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5675463 - 02/12/13 09:40 AM

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

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Neil Sanford
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's [Re: lswindell4]
      #5677756 - 02/13/13 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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lswindell4
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: Neil Sanford]
      #5681320 - 02/15/13 12:17 PM

Quote:

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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rookie
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5682107 - 02/15/13 06:24 PM

Quote:

Quote:

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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hallelujah
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: rookie]
      #5682174 - 02/15/13 07:03 PM

Quote:

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.

Stan


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lswindell4
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: hallelujah]
      #5682238 - 02/15/13 07:48 PM

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

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Neil Sanford
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Re: Case for Fujinon Meibo's new [Re: lswindell4]
      #5683608 - 02/16/13 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.

Edited by Neil Sanford (02/17/13 01:39 AM)


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