Beta Shell 5.140 Lens Case (Black)

Beta Shell 5.140 Lens Case (Black)

Beta Shell 5.140 Lens Case (Black)

B&H # BELC5140RWP MFR # BS514010A
Beta Shell 5.140 Lens Case (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Fits Lens Lengths 3.9 - 6.0" (99-152mm)
  • Maximum Lens Width: 3.7" (95mm)
  • Rigid, Water-Proof, Shock-Resistant
  • Seals Out Water to 5.0' (1.5 m)
  • ABS Thermoplastic/1.5" Memory Foam
  • Threaded Lid With O-Ring
  • No Zippers or Stitching to Rip
  • Includes Silica Gel for Moisture Guard
  • Foam Spacer Disk for Length Adjustment
  • Made in the USA
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Beta Shell BS514010A Overview

  • 1Description

The black 5.140 Lens Case from Beta Shell is a unique entry to the world of lens cases. It provides you with a durable way to protect your optic while traveling or out in rough weather. It has been heavily tested to be water-proof to 5.0' (1.5 m)and also withstand severe weather conditions. The shell itself is made from rigid and shock-resistant ABS plastic. Inside, you'll find 1.5" thick polyurethane memory foam at the bottom that is used to hold the lens in place once inserted into the case. This foam is soft, strong and extremely resistant to losing its shape. Also included with the package is silica gel for additional moisture protection.

Your lens is placed element down with the back end facing upwards. The twist lid is then placed over the case and sealed with an internal O-Ring. Once closed, to make sure your lens is seated properly, shake the case. If you feel the lens move around, re-open it and reset the lens making sure it does not move around once closed. For added convenience, if your lens is a bit smaller than the case, Beta includes a foam spacer disk to make up the volume difference. The Beta Shell opens and closes much like any twist top bottle but you will notice the outside of the lid displays machined icons to indicate the proper directions for opening and closing the case. The lid is also machined with good-sized ridges for a very firm finger grip that will be especially useful if you are wearing gloves. Topping off the system is a bungee-style strap on the lid that makes removing the case from your backpack or shoulder bag much easier.

It is important to note that Beta Shell defines "water-proof" as preventing water and moisture from entering the case when the top lid is securely closed. Proper adherence to the included instructions are mandatory if the case is to be used correctly and the lens completely protected.

For the inveterate and intrepid outdoor photographer - or even if you just want a very strong, secure and water-proof lens case, the Beta Shell system is a cost-effective way to protect your valuable optic. It's backed by Beta's lifetime warranty against manufacturer's defects.

Supports lenses/optics with external profile diameter of up to 95mm
The lid design has 52% more memory foam surface area for better lens/optics protection
Easy to open/close; ridges on the lid make twisting easy
Guaranteed to seal out water to 5.0' (1.5 m)
Case interior is a single continuous surface for easy gear entry and removal
Fit & Trim system allows a true custom fit to all types of lens and gear that fit within the case's internal volume
The strap attachment points on lid and lower lid facilitate multiple strap configurations
Lid design allows for reduced mass and equal strength as compared to the Beta Shell Series 4 cases
UPC: 091037161376
In the Box
Beta Shell 5.140 Lens Case (Black)
  • User Manual
  • Memory-Foam Spacer Disk
  • Indicating Silica Gel Pack
  • Beta Shell Decal
  • Strap
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Beta Shell BS514010A Specs

    Case Type Hard Case
    Type of Closure Twist-On
    Exterior Material Plastic
    Interior Material Foam
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.8 x 5.3 x 4.2"

    Beta Shell BS514010A Reviews

    5.140 Lens Case (Black) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE SIZE FITS ALL My toy box is overflowing but I needed protection for a recently acquired 85mm 1.4 Nikkor lens that I can't afford to replace. A larger percentage of my photography occurs during hiking and a lens on camera and another in backpack has to be sufficient. One Beta Shell was ordered to accommodate four different lens sizes. The 'Shell' is bulky but there isn't an alternative form of lens container that offers the same worry free caliber of security and safety that it does. It doesn't eliminate all possibility of a disaster but for a few dollars extra it does reduce the odds.
    Date published: 2013-03-05
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Bullet-proof This product is great, bulletproof protection for my Canon lenses. I would even considering checking them in airline baggage - which I have NEVER done before. The only downside is that they are a bit smaller than advertised. If you keep the lens caps on, add 0.5 to the manufacturer spec size for comparing to the proper Beta Shell case size. Not exactly light but they give a great sense of security for even the roughest airline treatment. ALSO WATERPROOF!
    Date published: 2015-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great protection Believe the hype, I'm sure these are as bombproof as they say. The only concern I have is with the foam used to center the lens in the case. I worry that with use it may fall apart. I've used this in some very dusty environments without any dust finding its way on my gear. The seal is great. If your lens is damaged it will because of an internal failure/issue and not because of anything external penetrating the case.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best lens case on the market, bar none. I use this case with my 28-70mm f/2.8 ED IF AF-S Zoom Nikkor. It fits perfectly *without* the lens hood. I never wanted to carrry the hood in this case as it is not my carry-around case. I use this case for travel. This last trip was a four-day hike in the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park. I needed dust-proof, drop proof protection and this case fits the bill. Although Beta Shell sells a line of Light lens cases, this is not very heavy when considered as part of the overall lens weight. The good news is I never dropped it. The really good news is this thing is seriously padded. It has adjustable foam padding so the lens just does not move and is protected completely. There is always a layer of shock-absorbing foam between the case and the lens. The outer shell appears to be made from a polycarbonate resin thermoplastic such as Lexan or an equivalent. This is the main component in bullet-proof glass and I suspect is the reason for Beta Shell's ad phrase bullet proof lens case. The top screws on snugly, but has a very wide, easy-to-grip handle for easy removal. No need to worry about torque: you are not stronger than the material unless you are Bruce Banner on a bad day. I am an amateur photographer of 35 years in all formats of film and digital, including MF digital. I have now ordered other Beta Shells for my expensive, or just much-loved lenses. Another use I have found for these is fungus-prevention for older lenses. This case is vapor-tight and light-tight. It comes with a desiccant pack (and replacement pack in a sealed bag). Toss in that old lens with a pack and close it up and the combination of darkness and low humidity will protect your lens. I sealed my grandfathers Summicron Type 2 in one of these topped it with nitrogen to store it for another generation. I will update this review in 10 years when I hand it off my my granddaughter ;) To summarize: The Beta Shell 5 series are the best protection you can get for your lenses (6 series for long Teles). There are no cons at all as the quality justifies the price.
    Date published: 2013-08-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you are serious about your lenses The very best in lens protection. Also great to put into a soft bag yet still have the safety of a hard case where it counts.
    Date published: 2012-04-15
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