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Hello all,
 
I posted this up in the Spotting Scope Section of the Forum, but thought I might try in the Accessories section as well just in case...
 
I recently came into an excellent deal on a Pentax PF-80ED-A spotter.  So far, I am extremely pleased with the quality of the optics in this scope and the resolution of the scope for the money.  I am now looking to invest in a little protection for it.
 
Specifically, I am trying to find a good quality cover for the scope.  I am looking for something that I can install on the scope and leave it on that will offer protection for the scope when in the field, mounted on a tripod or spotting scope stand.  I was very interested in something along the lines of the ScopeCoat "flack jacket" like the product that Zeiss offers (which I think is made by ScopeCoat) and is pictured here:
 
 
Here is my problem...I e-mailed with Lisa at ScopeCoat and not only do they not make a cover like that for my scope, they indicated that they don't have time to make one as a custom order because of other irons they have in the fire at the moment.  Also, and this is probably the bigger problem...they indicated that it would cost $200 for a custom job, plus the cost of the cover ($75-100) to have one made up (which is a little more...okay 2x-3x as much...what I was thinking I'd have to spend).
 
Does anybody have any suggestions, alternatives, options, etc. for what I am looking for?  I am open to all suggestions.  This is my first "decent" spotter and I want to protect it as much as possible since it will see plenty of time in the field.
 
Thanks in advance...
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ORD, you got a reply over at the other post?
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We do them at ScopeShieldAlaska. It is a full neoprene stretch cover. We just did one for a Zeiss Diascope 65 (not angled) with logo printing for a very well-known Montana outfitter. We take the specs of the scope and build to order. Without printing, you may be disappointed to know it is less than $25.00 plus $2.00 shipping. We will have to finegle with the angle solution, but Jon says he is up to it!
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Hey Terry,
 
Thanks for your post.  I googled Scope Shield, looked at your website, and it looks like you have a great product going!!
 
Do you by chance have any pictures of the unit you built up for the Diascope for the "Montana outfitter"?
 
Also, is your cover one that I'd have to pull off completely for use in the field?  For example, the "scope cover" videos on your site flip completely off when you want to use the scope...is the same true for the spotting scope covers?  A pic or two of the Diascope unit might help me to better understand.
 
Thanks for your help so far!!
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[QUOTE=ORD]Hey Terry,
 
Thanks for your post.  I googled Scope Shield, looked at your website, and it looks like you have a great product going!!
 
Do you by chance have any pictures of the unit you built up for the Diascope for the "Montana outfitter"?
 
Also, is your cover one that I'd have to pull off completely for use in the field?  For example, the "scope cover" videos on your site flip completely off when you want to use the scope...is the same true for the spotting scope covers?  A pic or two of the Diascope unit might help me to better understand.
 
Thanks for your help so far!!
 
We were in such a rush to deliver to Rob we did not think to take any photos. Mostly because we goofed the first effort by neglecting to add the eyepiece length. His did not have a keeper loop, though with the angled scope which you have, we might need one possibly about amidships. I'll check with Rob to see if he would object to giving you his e-mail via PM, and to see if he could snap a photo for us.
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