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Old Mar 26, 2005, 7:25 PM   #1
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I looked at quite a few cases for my beloved 20D.

I ended up buying a Pelicase 1400 from B&H Photo/Video for $61.20 including taxes and shipping.

The pelicase is a plastic "hard case". It's just big enough to hold the Canon 20D, a large zoom, a flash, and an extra set of batteries for the flash.

The pelicase is lined with foam, pre-cut as little cubes that you can tear out in the shape of your camera, or flash, or whatever. It works really well.

The pelicase is also water tight. It has an "o-ring" to let pressure out, butno air, water or moisturein. The case is also crush proof plastic. Their advertisements show a cardriving over the casewithout crushing it.

Anyways, it's a little bit of a different idea over the traditional soft case. But as a grab and go it works for me!




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Old Mar 26, 2005, 8:47 PM   #3
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I ordered a Lowepro DryZone 100 backpack from B&H a few days ago for my 20D. I haven't got it yet.




I'm going to China late next week, and I thought a backpack would be the way to travel with my camera and lenses.
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Old Mar 26, 2005, 9:56 PM   #4
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Yah, that's cool.

I usually just take my case from my house to the back of my car.

Don't walk around much with it.



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Yes Pelicans are great for that! I use a Pelican 1520 with the Velcro inserts for general transport during travel. Saves the worry of accidentally throwing something heavy on top of the cameras. I pack a few of my "normal" LowePro bags into each other and throw them in the back of the truck with the camping/kayaking gear, the pelican sits in the back seat.

That dryzone should be nice! Depends where you are going, I'm not sure I'd want to travel to some places with a bag that screamed "expensive camera inside". Alsofor the flights take the camera as carry-on; with all the baggage rules changes latelyyou should check if that bag qualifies for carry-on.

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It looks nice, but it doesn't leave much scope for expanding your equipment collection.

I bought a case for my 20D that was twice as big as I needed. Now it's like a Chinese puzzle trying to get everything in it.
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Old Mar 27, 2005, 2:40 PM   #7
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Yes Pelicans are great for that! I use a Pelican 1520 with the Velcro inserts for general transport during travel. Saves the worry of accidentally throwing something heavy on top of the cameras. I pack a few of my "normal" LowePro bags into each other and throw them in the back of the truck with the camping/kayaking gear, the pelican sits in the back seat...
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I use that case too, except I got this whole travel bag that fit right inside it:
http://www.casesbypelican.com/1526.htm

... best of both worlds (hard + soft)
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Now that is a good idea! I checked the local shops for the pelican 1527 softcase, but it is not yet available here, must be a new addition to the line. All I could find was the LowePro OmniPro for the 1520 case. http://www.henrys.com/webapp/wcs/sto...;storeId=10001

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I use that case too, except I got this whole travel bag that fit right inside it:
http://www.casesbypelican.com/1526.htm

... best of both worlds (hard + soft)

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Yes Pelicans are great for that! I use a Pelican 1520 with the Velcro inserts for general transport during travel. Saves the worry of accidentally throwing something heavy on top of the cameras. I pack a few of my "normal" LowePro bags into each other and throw them in the back of the truck with the camping/kayaking gear, the pelican sits in the back seat.

That dryzone should be nice! Depends where you are going, I'm not sure I'd want to travel to some places with a bag that screamed "expensive camera inside". Also for the flights take the camera as carry-on; with all the baggage rules changes lately you should check if that bag qualifies for carry-on.

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The carry on limits or 45 linear inches. H + W + D

This backpack comes in a few inches under. I plan to carry it on as a personal item. I'm also taking another carry on with my laptop inside.
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Now that is a good idea! I checked the local shops for the pelican 1527 softcase, but it is not yet available here, must be a new addition to the line...

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The 1527 softcase is new... but this one is not - available for a while already:
http://www.adorama.com/PLS152.html?s...ase&item_no=55

... and so are theses:
http://www.adorama.com/PLS140.html?s...ase&item_no=85
http://www.adorama.com/PLS145.html?s...ase&item_no=10
http://www.adorama.com/PLS155.html?s...ase&item_no=13
http://www.adorama.com/PLS161.html?s...ase&item_no=67
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