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#1 glittledale

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Posted 13 July 2020 - 03:23 PM

hi all,

i'm having trouble locating a case that will fit my 7x35 b+l zephyrs.  the world is awash in roof cases...

i welcome any leads.

thanks,

glenn



#2 DeanD

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Posted 14 July 2020 - 05:58 AM

I know the problem. I spent ages trying to find a use for my Habicht 8x30's without luck. Sadly, Swarovski stopped supplying nice cases for them, and they come with a pretty useless vinyl one now. frown.gif

 

I tried sourcing an old Zeiss 8x30 case and found a nice one in the UK, but he wouldn't send it to Australia for some bizarre reason. I ended up getting a small leather "man bag"...

 

I think the easiest thing for you if you are in the US is to look for a cheap similar sized pair with case, like this: https://www.ebay.com...3RoCB2gQAvD_BwE

 

or this: https://www.ebay.com...2.c100677.m4598

 

- and give the binos that come with the case away or use them for something else.

 

Good luck!

 

- Dean


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 06:59 AM

I seem to recall seeing cases on the "etsy" website.     Regards, Pat



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:16 AM

Hi Glenn.

 

Ever consider nice padded lunch bags or coolers?

They really do work quite nicely.

 

I can't seem to connect a link to the old post.

I will "resurrect" it if all will bear with me.

 

I think it was called "Nice binocular cases, super cheap".

 

Just thoughts....

 

Eric


Edited by WALL.E, 14 July 2020 - 09:42 AM.


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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:36 AM

just checked a couple of 7x35  standard angle (7 degree) binocular cases (that are used on bosch and lomb frames bins)- they all pretty much fit a pair of 9x35 kowas (which are pretty close to the 7x35  zephyr). Looks like they all pretty much have the same dimensions  Outside dimensions- top 7 1/4" wide (outside )x 6 1/4" height x 6 1/4" bottom outside. Subtract about  3/8" for inside dimensions. Some online sellers are willing to measure/weight stuff for you  if you ask nicely.



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:38 AM

thank you for all the suggestions!  i'll follow them up and find what seems best.  i'm definitly considering all manner of padded cases so will look into small coolers.  i did find a military collectable company that shows a b&l ee case, but i have no idea of the dimensions.  i'll start watching the auctions too.  thanks again!  

 

and thank you for case dimensions!  that's a huge help!  



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Posted 14 July 2020 - 09:55 PM

Dean D, I had thought once or twice to make a run of binocular cases.  Looked over a leather case that a habicht 8x30 came in.  I liked the style, but wonder if there is still  a market for a good quality leather case?

 

Something tells me those that buy vintage porros generally go for the "Super Cheap" type case.


Edited by slingworks, 14 July 2020 - 09:57 PM.

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#8 Gumball

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Posted 16 July 2020 - 12:10 PM

Try searching ebay for "used pelican cases" or "used Haliburton cases"

 

Both manufacturers make indestructible cases in a variety of sizes.  It takes some searching, but I have found cases the correct size for under $40.



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Posted 17 July 2020 - 12:48 AM

Dean D, I had thought once or twice to make a run of binocular cases.  Looked over a leather case that a habicht 8x30 came in.  I liked the style, but wonder if there is still  a market for a good quality leather case?

 

Something tells me those that buy vintage porros generally go for the "Super Cheap" type case.

Yeah, I would certainly be interested in one as I love the idea of a nice leather one. Unfortunately I find that things made in the US are ridiculously expensive to post to Australia: in some instances the postage is more than the item. (At one time I contacted a guy who makes eyepieces, and his response was that he couldn't even send overseas from his local Post Office, and he would have had to drive 40 miles to find a PO that did... very strange! ) Postage to Australia from the EU seems to be way less than from the US.

 

When I was looking for my Swaros there was one US manufacturer that I found, but their website seems to have disappeared. I did see this one: https://deutscheopti...CASES-MADE.html

 

All the best,

 

Dean


Edited by DeanD, 17 July 2020 - 12:49 AM.



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