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General accessories Batteries, eye cups, power grips, straps, eyepiece magnifiers, cables, remotes and much more.

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BLN-1 Battery Cases

Having looked for some simple covers for my EM-1 batteries and not finding any, I opted for small Ziplok bags. I put one in each, especially when "flying" because of the rules on carrying extra batteries safely. I then put them all in a small cloth glasses bag and get one out when I need a charged one, putting the dead ones back into the camera bag (in its Ziplok) not into the glasses bag!

NOT ANY MORE!!

I have "invented" the BLN-1 battery case. It is "additively manufactured" from PET and comes in a 1, 2 ,3 or 4 battery configuration! It has taken a while to get it right but I'm happy with the result.











I'm quite surprised how strong they are too. A single holder weighs just 6 grams.




Nothing round the back....



Olympic Gold!




I also made a marking gauge to put simple red and green marks on the battery. I then post it back in the appropriate way.






Just poke your finger in the bottom and push the battery up then pinch it out from the cut out on the top.




Available in limited quantities in Olympus Blue and Black.

Single 2
Long Double or Wide Double 3.75
Wide 3 (not shown) 5
Long 4 6.50
1 marking gauge will be sent with each "order"
Postage extra.

Manufactured in the UK. I may not solve the Brexit crisis, but it's a start!
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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

What a neat idea. I have 4 of these batteries and an eternal problem keeping charged and dead ones sorted out. I may just have to be your first customer

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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

Seconded - looks like a really neat solution.

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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

Happy to take two singles plus postage. PM me details and I'm happy to pay by BACS.

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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

What a great idea brick stands. Just the job for hoddies who are sick of scraping their fingernails when they pick up bricks from the ground.

Seriously, they look like excellent battery cases. I am still not sure if it is a genuine commercial enterprise or not, though?

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What a great idea brick stands. Just the job for hoddies who are sick of scraping their fingernails when they pick up bricks from the ground.

Seriously, they look like excellent battery cases. I am still not sure if it is a genuine commercial enterprise or not, though?

Ron

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they are for sale, but where it is a profitable enterprise remains to be seen!
Watch this space....
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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

First 3 orders posted out, looking forward to some "user"comments!

If anyone has an idea they need "prototyping up" then I could be your man.

I may turn my attention to some macro flash diffusers next!
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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

I guess you've got yourself a 3D printer! I've toyed with the idea on and off for a while.

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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

I ordered a small selection from Andrew and they arrived safely today. Just tried some batteries in them and they look really good - nice snug fit but reasonably easy to slide the battery in and out. The marking gauge is small and just asking to get lost, though!

Many thanks to Andrew, what a great idea, and well implemented.

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Thanks for the positive feedback John, hopefully they will give good service.

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I like....

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Re: BLN-1 Battery Cases

My "4-up" arrived today, after a hiatus for re-delivery when I was out on Monday.

It's great! Batteries fit neatly, the whole thing will sit nicely in a pocket of the camera bag, and the green/red marking idea is perfect for indicating the live from the dead.

Now I just need to remember where I actually left that 4th battery, and I'm in business!

Thanks Andrew!
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