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#1 Craig Simmons

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:57 PM

My case that came with the Obie 20x90s broke in two places (latch and side strap attachment) this past week. The binos stayed in collimation after the fall. I had heavily foamed lined the Obie box. I went over to the local Conatainer Store and bought a plastic case (double walled) with latches for about $30. I added some foam I had lying around. Works great. I've used these cases before with my Stellarvue AT1010 and they hold up well.

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#2 KennyJ

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 02:39 PM

Nice case Craig.

Well worth around around $30, I would say.

I hope your experience serves as a warning to others.

Consider yourself fortunate the collimation ( or something even more serious ) was not damaged.

I think you've suffered you fair share of "bino damage" already for one year !

Regards , Kenny.

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Posted 06 June 2004 - 06:58 PM

Craig, I did a similar thing for some view camera lenses once. I used a sheet of an insulating foam from the local hardware store. It was easy to cut and I was able to make a faily good "mold" for the lenses. It can take a lot of space out of the case to prevent the equipment from rattling around.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 07:20 AM

A "container store"? That's one dedicated store! The styrofoam holder sent with my Oberwerk binos is so-so, but it obviously can be easily punctured. I like your rigid bino box. I hope it passes any unfortuante future tests!

#5 Craig Simmons

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 10:47 AM

The strap on the side of the Obie box tore right thru the leather(?) riveted attachment. I had installed (3) 1 1/2" pieces of foam on the bottom, (1) 1 1/2" pieces on each side and two 1 1/2" pieces on top just before going on vacation last week. The binos fell from about waist height (slung over my choulder) and landed on a corner of the box. I highly recommend getting a replacement container for those that are still using the stock Obie box.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 11:19 AM

I agree. Thanks for the advice.


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