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02-02-2018, 05:33 PM   #1

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Screw together Lens containers

Some years back, I came across Rose plastics containers for telescope eyepieces, and remember they were available in some larger sizes as well. These were transparent tubular poly containers and the two halves screwed together via threads molded into each half (the enclosed length was variable depending how far they were screwed together).

I'd like to see what's available in the way of camera lens sized containers but can't remember where I got them before. Rose doesn't list any distributors for their products and doesn't have an e-mail contact.

Anyone know what I'm talking about and who might carry them?


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02-02-2018, 06:25 PM   #2
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Yes those eyepiece holders are great and they should work for most small lenses. Gary Hand at handsonoptics used to carry a great selection but has closed. I would try:

I have had good service from them.

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02-02-2018, 07:36 PM   #3
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rose plastic: Innovations in plastic packaging

They are on Facebook and Twitter.

You could always write to them via snail mail or even call to speak to a sales/customer service rep (see below) or use their or email addresses to one of the reps. They may even sell small quantities direct to end-users.


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Tel. +1-724-938-8530
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02-02-2018, 09:50 PM   #4

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Thanks PS and NAN. I'll try the distributor PS suggested. I thought about calling Rose but the number looked like an international number so I decided to go the forum route first since someone here has surely used these before (and may know a distributor). I somehow overlooked the e-mail contacts at Rose or I probably would have done that first.

I'm going to follow up on the agenaastro link that PS suggested and if that doesn't lead to what I'm after, will give Rose plastics a call or e-mail. Will let you know what I discover.

Thanks again.

ADDENDA: I visited agena astro and found that the proper name is "bolt cases". Googling that had some problems........... However, I did an image search for the term, and found about 5 different telescope companies offering these in various sizes so now I have to sort through those for the size I'm looking for. Will continue to add to my findings.

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02-19-2018, 12:30 PM   #5

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Just an update - I found four distributors for the "Bolt" cases, Agena, Astronomics, Starizona, and Scope Stuff (Starizona has the best selection). I'm attaching a table of what cases each has to offer. Some of the cases are pretty good sized and fit my 135mm, 15mm, and 8mm (fisheye) lenses. They aren't waterproof but do repel water and are semi-hard so provide fair protection for the lenses. They also give good dust protection. I was looking for something to put the lenses in that would then drop in a hard case with foam cutouts, so I think these will work great. Thanks again for the tips.
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