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Old Tuesday 11th May 2010, 16:14   #1
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Best stay on case for Kowa 884 ?

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I've just bought a Kowa 884. Absolutely brilliant exceeds my expectations.
Can anyone recommend the best (usability in field) stay on case to buy.
I saw this where I bought the eyepiece and it looks functional.

http://www.acecameras.co.uk/asp/web/.../1/product.asp


What do you think?
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Old Tuesday 11th May 2010, 18:47   #2
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Kowa's own would be the best I have one and can't fault it.
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Old Tuesday 11th May 2010, 19:51   #3
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Have the angled version (883) and Kowa's own stay on case. Works great.
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Old Tuesday 11th May 2010, 22:24   #4
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I have the Kowa case but don't use it. I chose instead to wrap my 883 in Mcnett Camo form tape. Cost $7. 1/10th the weight, doesn't retain heat and doesn't act like a sail in the wind while still offering protection from scratches and dings. Plus I just think it looks cool.

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Old Wednesday 12th May 2010, 10:57   #5
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I have the Kowa case but don't use it. I chose instead to wrap my 883 in Mcnett Camo form tape. Cost $7. 1/10th the weight, doesn't retain heat and doesn't act like a sail in the wind while still offering protection from scratches and dings. Plus I just think it looks cool.

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Thank you for your replies.
Rick yours is a good idea though.
From your picture are you using the DA10 & DA04 adaptors from Kowa?
and how do you find digiscoping with the Kowa on your setup?
What camera are you using?

I tried hand holding my Fuji F31 using a hand made collar and was surprized how much better the images were to my previous setup.

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Rick: how much tape did you need to tape your 883? 1 roll? 2?

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Old Thursday 13th May 2010, 23:09   #7
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Kevin, it's been over a year since I did it so I can't be 100% certain but I think 1 roll was sufficient. Really depends on how you layer when applying it. But I bought 3 rolls figuring this stuff is too much fun. Now I have matching camo wrapped tripod legs, thermos, etc.!

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Thanks, Rick. Just trying to get a feel for how far a 12 foot roll goes.
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Hi,
I've just bought a Kowa 884. Absolutely brilliant exceeds my expectations.
Can anyone recommend the best (usability in field) stay on case to buy.
I saw this where I bought the eyepiece and it looks functional.

http://www.acecameras.co.uk/asp/web/.../1/product.asp


What do you think?
Cheers
RMWD
I just got an 884 also, and WOW is right. Head to head with the neighbor's Zeiss 85 T FL (great glass) and the Kowa is superior in every way I have the view thru case in your pic and it's great. Fantastic spotter for sure.
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I have used my 883 now for over a year and have used both of Kowas cases. The one I got with the scope was the bulky one and it was OK but I now have the tight fitting nylon case and it is superior. A well thought out and functional design.
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Have the angled version (883) and Kowa's own stay on case. Works great.
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I have the Kowa case but don't use it. I chose instead to wrap my 883 in Mcnett Camo form tape. Cost $7. 1/10th the weight, doesn't retain heat and doesn't act like a sail in the wind while still offering protection from scratches and dings. Plus I just think it looks cool.

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What a cool idea. Just ordered some. Thanks.
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Old Tuesday 7th November 2017, 10:49   #13
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Hi,
Camo looks great!
Nevertheless, it is different from Stay On Case.
From experiece, if you go for a SOC, Kowa's are definitly the best ones.
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