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Old Dec 30, 2004, 7:35 PM   #1
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My camera equipment has grown a little since Christmas. Due to this I am looking for a new camera case. I think I would like to get a hard case for the added protection that they provide. I would be looking for something that would hold a digital SLR with the added battery pack on the bottom as well as 2 other lenses and one more planned for the future + accessories etc.

Can anyone provide me with a nameof a good quality case and perhaps the website for the company? Any suggestions on what to look for would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


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Old Dec 31, 2004, 5:45 PM   #2
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Don't know if you want a camera case specifically, or a standard case that can be customized to fit all your gear. If it's the latter, I've used all sorts of different Pelican cases for work in the past. A bit pricey, maybe, but well worth it for the protection. Waterproof, customizable, lockable.

http://www.pelican.com/cases/cases.html

Good luck; hope this helps.
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Old Jan 2, 2005, 6:42 PM   #3
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Hi rds,

Thanks for the reply. I was actually looking at them on the net. They don't quite give you good pictures to see how much fit into their cases. I guess I will just have to go take a look at them and see how they may work for me. Thanks for the suggestion.


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Old Jan 2, 2005, 11:02 PM   #4
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That is the case brand I use for travel, I have their 1520 case in florescent orange with the padded Velcro divider option. They can also comewith the cut foam block inserts if you want.

Into the 1520 I can get 2 EOS slr bodies, 2 430ex flashes,2 100-300 zooms, 2 short zooms, pile of filters, film, batteries and other accessories I can't seem to live without but never use.

Their cases come from the very tiny that can barely hold a cell phone to huge wheeled monsters that canjust about carry an entire portable studio.

Very well built, and they do float when you try touse a canoe or kayak with the wrong side up.


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Old Jan 3, 2005, 12:36 PM   #5
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kaderina,

i use hard cases from hardware stores like Lowes, or Home Depot. they'er in the tool box section for about $25, sometimes less on sale. inside is padded and have cut away custom center section. hope this helps, jim
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Old Jan 3, 2005, 4:47 PM   #6
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~Pelican cases are the best! I have two smaller ones, and a 1500. The one smaller one I throw in my old A10 and take fishing. In the 1500 I have my G5 and all it's accessories and there's plenty of room for more! For an slr I would go with the padded velcro so you can fit more. You won't be dissapointed if go with Pelican! You can get a Pelilock for your case and with the 1520 I believe you can get a photographer's lid organizer.~

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Old Jan 5, 2005, 6:11 PM   #7
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PeterP, jdreed & Phillyphotographer,

Thank you for all your suggestions. I appreciate the input.

Sincerely,

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Cam you guy's post some pic's how you have your case organized. Also, I wonder if moisture would be an issue if being stored for a long time. Cal
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Old Jan 6, 2005, 6:57 PM   #9
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When you say moisture, I am not sure if you mean waterproof if it gets dunked, or moisture from condensation.

The Pelican cases that are recommended above (and certainly by me too) are both waterproof (reasonably so, anyway - I have never tried actually submerging them) and if you are concerned about condensation, etc, you can always by a few dessicant bags to through into the case. These are readily available from either Pelican or in generic form from numerous supply houses and camera shops like B&H. They are inexpensive, re usable and work VERY well.



Look here -

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...672&is=REG

Waterproof to 30 feet. That ought to do it!

and here:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...571&is=REG





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Old Jan 6, 2005, 8:57 PM   #10
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Basically what I'm talking about is like when you store a gun. If you keep it enclosed in a case, it will collect moisture and rust.

In the first pic you can see where the rivit's inside the case rusted.. I wonder what would happen with a camera.
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