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Old Wednesday 31st January 2007, 20:19   #1
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Stay-on case

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The front flap on my Opticron stay-on case doesn't fit over the lens of my ES 80. Does anyone know if other manufacturers make cases which would fit this scope? Thanks, Moosebird.
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Old Wednesday 31st January 2007, 20:58   #2
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I,ve got an ES80 scope and Opticron stay-on case ,no problems with fit. Have you got the right one for your scope ?
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Old Thursday 1st February 2007, 00:32   #3
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Mines a bit of a tight fit - you haven't got the sunshade extended have you ??
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Old Thursday 1st February 2007, 22:47   #4
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Mines a bit of a tight fit - you haven't got the sunshade extended have you ??
Hi Chris - no, the sunshade isn't extended, but I think you're right about the tight fit.
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Old Friday 2nd February 2007, 13:44   #5
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Opticron make two stay-on cases for the ES80 GA scope. One is a black model and the other is a green padded model similar to the skua models. I have the green case which fits perfectly
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Old Saturday 3rd February 2007, 18:54   #6
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Opticron make two stay-on cases for the ES80 GA scope. One is a black model and the other is a green padded model similar to the skua models. I have the green case which fits perfectly
Thanks for that Chris; I have the black model, which came with the scope, so I may contact Opticron and enquire about the green one.
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Old Sunday 4th February 2007, 14:58   #7
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My stay on case fits O.K. too, though I do have to unzip the front end if I want to extend the sunshade/rainguard.
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Old Thursday 8th February 2007, 08:13   #8
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Opticron make two stay-on cases for the ES80 GA scope. One is a black model and the other is a green padded model similar to the skua models. I have the green case which fits perfectly
I gather the green case is only available for the MKII ES80. Anybody know if it'll fit the old-style?
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I gather the green case is only available for the MKII ES80. Anybody know if it'll fit the old-style?
Thanks for the info everyone. Does anyone know if Skua do a case for the old ES80?
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Old Saturday 21st April 2007, 09:27   #10
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Thanks for the info everyone. Does anyone know if Skua do a case for the old ES80?
I have the black stay-on case which came with my old ES80GAED package from In Focus about 3 years ago and in my view it's the only thing that lets the scope down. It's nasty, shiny, the wrong colour and the velcro fastenings are particularly noisy, especially in a hide. What's more, the stitching recently broke on the strap resulting in the scope dropping off my shoulder and damaging the twist-up eye-cup sleeve on my new SDL zoom lens. But all credit to Opticron for replacing the eye-cup sleeve free of charge by return. I've also found their service excellent previously. But does anyone know of a decent alternative, preferable green canvas, stay-on case?
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Opticron make two stay-on cases for the ES80 GA scope. One is a black model and the other is a green padded model similar to the skua models. I have the green case which fits perfectly

I have the new ES80 with the black case - it all fits perfectly.

Someone on bird forum (can't remember who - sorry!) has this combo and like others have mentioned thought the velcron too noisy. He bought some velcro strip and 'velcroed' it to the velcro on the case (does that make sense?). Now the flap doesn't velcro shut, he just lifts it up noise-free.
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