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Old 21-02-2009, 10:31   #1
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Ridiculous $$ for lens caps

I have a pair of Fuji binoculars that I've owned for probably a dozen years. At this point the lens covers are shot. I just got done looking for some on line, and I can't believe my eyes. They want almost $90 just for the objective lens caps.

For that kind of money I'll just figure on doing without and cleaning a bit more often. No wonder people drop out of boating. No one can afford it!

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Old 21-02-2009, 11:04   #2
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I would imagine that that is probably more a factor of supply and demand for something that is no longer manufactured.
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Nope, they still make them. They are the 7 x 50 FMTRC-SX. The binocs are very good and have not changed in years.

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Hmmm....I'm wondering if any plastic or rubber jar lids would be a perfect fit? There must be something out there which would be a perfect fit.
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Have a beer and think about it.

Pick up a couple of neoprene "cozy's" sized for beer-bottles at the local liquor store, cut the long-neck tops down leaving a 1" wide strip of each and sew these together. Work's like a charm.
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B&H in new york sells a variety of replacement "slip on" lens caps. the most expensive are around $10 each (for odd sizes) and the majority are around $6.
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Here's an online source for camera lens caps. Probably the cheapest available, but it looks like you will have to call or email them to see if they have something that fits.

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