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#1 grjsk

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Posted 13 December 2019 - 04:13 AM

I'm considering getting the TS-Optics ED 102 mm f/7 (FPL-51):

 

https://www.teleskop...ularauszug.html

 

and I would like to get a solid case for it as well. Have any of you ever used the case for the SW 100ED on a smaller scope?

 

https://www.firstlig...star-100ed.html

 

I like this case because of it's price (£66 ex vat) and the fact that there is room for accessories in it as well. I only ever use a Baader Zoom, 32 Plossl and a Barlow, so I'll probably fit everything I need in the case. The alternative is something like this:

 

https://www.teleskop...m-Oeffnung.html

 

It's probably a better fit, and I'm guessing there is no need for any modifications, but it is more expensive (€121 ex vat) and I would need a separate case for accessories, which probably would cost me another €/£ 40-60.

 



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 09:46 AM

The stock case that came with my ED100 looks very similar to the one you first linked from FLO. The foam in mine is black, as opposed to the white foam in the one you listed, so I'm not really sure if they're the same product or not (may be US packaging vs UK packaging). If so, my impression is that it really meets the lowest standards of a hard case. The aluminium is very thin, almost like a veneer over structural cardboard. Mine never moves much, just inside to outside of the house. It's fine for keeping my scope fairly well protected for its short journeys, but if you're planning on loading it into a vehicle and going for long bumpy treks on the regular, I'm not sure how long or well it would hold up, and I'd be very anxious about exposing it to much moisture for very long. Hope that helps! 



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Posted 13 December 2019 - 11:54 PM

Ditto above.  The ED100 case won't take much abuse.



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Posted 14 December 2019 - 12:06 AM

same scope here .with a case 

https://luntsolarsys...ube-assemblies/



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Posted 16 December 2019 - 08:18 AM

Thanks for your replies. It seems there are several differences between the different ED100 cases. Not only is the interior different (not just the color), but the handle seems more robust as well. Has anyone had any experience with the newest (white) version?

 

I only really need a case to store it safely, and something to keep it in while carrying it to my observation site (200-300 meters/yards from where I live). 




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