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01-20-2019, 03:56 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Ruggard Neprene Lens cases

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Just thought I would offer some feedback on this Ruggard lens case

I was looking to free up some space in my camera bag and one thing Pentax lens cases are, are bulky.

That's not a bad thing, but I needed more room in the bag.

I found the Ruggard Neoprene lens cases through B&H. Bought one, liked it, and bought a bunch more.

I'm happy to say their LPN-F25X30 fits most of my small Pentax lens collection,

DA 15mm F/4 ED Lens, DA 21mm f/3.2 Lens, DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens, DA 50mm f/1.8 Lens, DA 70mm f/2.4 Lens


The white tag is not part of the case, I had a local tailor add that on. That's my only issue with the cases, there is no exterior tag

to identify what lens is in the case. Nothing sticks to Neoprene, so a sew on label was my only option. That aside I would recommend

the product to anybody looking to free up more space in their camera bags.

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well done review
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Great - I was looking for something just like this. Thanks midnightvisions!
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Agree completely! Neoprene cases are the best for lenses. They afford the best protection against drops. They are waterproof. It's all I use on my better lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by midnightvisions Quote
Nothing sticks to Neoprene, so a sew on label was my only option
FWIW, fabric paint works well on neoprene. I use 3d or dimensional fabric paint since it's easy to write with the applicator tip, and only needs one coat. It's rubbery so it doesn't crack or peel.
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OP/TECH USA makes similar neoprene lens cases (in Belgrade, Montana).
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Its not in the lens case section, so can you post a review

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there Is a review for this Optech product: Op/Tech Snoot Boot

Op/Tech Snoot Boot reviews - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database

it is drawn shut by a draw string and has a belt loop and snap hook

I am not sure if it is what pete-tarmigan makes reference to or not?

the review is in a different section of the " Accessories " section of the forum:

Pentax Accessory Reviews Other Camera Accessories Miscellaneous

while the review for the Ruggard is in this section:

Pentax Accessory Reviews Bags and Cases Lens Cases

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QuoteOriginally posted by rogerstg Quote
FWIW, fabric paint works well on neoprene. I use 3d or dimensional fabric paint since it's easy to write with the applicator tip, and only needs one coat. It's rubbery so it doesn't crack or peel.
I found at Wal Mart a fabric painter's pen -

Painters Opaque Paint Markers Yellow

Painters Opaque Paint Markers Yellow. The permanent marker with medium nib is easy to use and fast drying. This streak-free & non-toxic product conforms to ASTM D4236.
Elmer's Painters Yellow Paint Marker, Medium Tip:
Yellow paint marker in a convenient pen
Medium nib/tip size
Permanent, opaque, acrylic paint marker
Dries fast and is easy to apply
Acid free, photo safe and non-toxic
Works great on any surface: wood, glass, ceramic, foam board, plastic, metal, paper, cardstock, fabric and much more


Painters Opaque Paint Markers Yellow, 1.0 CT - Walmart.com


which I have successfully used to mark my Ruggard Neoprene Lens cases

very easy to use
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If you have tested it and it works, that good. The fabric store I went to said none of their fabric pens would work on neoprene, that's why I used the sew-on labels. Thanks for the update.
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how durable, time will tell

and I need to practice but it does clearly mark the neoprene as you can see
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QuoteOriginally posted by midnightvisions Quote
If you have tested it and it works, that good. The fabric store I went to said none of their fabric pens would work on neoprene, that's why I used the sew-on labels. Thanks for the update.
It's a misunderstanding based on a technicality. The lens cases are not actually pure neoprene, they're fabric covered neoprene like mouse pads. The fabric paint adheres to the fabric that covers the neoprene.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rogerstg Quote
FWIW, fabric paint works well on neoprene. I use 3d or dimensional fabric paint since it's easy to write with the applicator tip, and only needs one coat. It's rubbery so it doesn't crack or peel.
QuoteOriginally posted by midnightvisions Quote
. . . The fabric store I went to said none of their fabric pens would work on neoprene, . . .
QuoteOriginally posted by rogerstg Quote
It's a misunderstanding based on a technicality. The lens cases are not actually pure neoprene, they're fabric covered neoprene like mouse pads. The fabric paint adheres to the fabric that covers the neoprene.
got it thanks for the clarification

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
I am not sure if it is what pete-tarmigan makes reference to or not?
Actually, I was thinking of the "Fold-Over Pouch":
Fold-Over Pouch? - Camera Lens Pouch | OP/TECH USA

The is also a product called "Lens/Filter Pouch":
Lens/Filter Pouch | OP/TECH USA
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went all out and bought them for all but my largest lenses

now I feel more comfortable having lenses in a jacket or vest pocket
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