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Old 15th of August 2012 (Wed)   #1
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Default Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

Saw this in Adorama's emailer and perfect timing because I'm in the market for a Pelican case. The price is definitely right because these Flashpoint cases are about1/2 price of Pelican equivalents. Anyone have experience with them?

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Old 15th of August 2012 (Wed)   #2
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

Flashpoint is Adorama's own brand. I've not used one of these cases, but you're dealing with something Adorama stands behind. I wouldn't shoot a bullet at it or drop it from 50 feet as Pelican does in their torture tests, but for airplane carryon, I'd give it a try, esp for the money.

I would definitely use a Tamperseal long hasp lock on each side, just in case it pops open.

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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

I've owned a bit of Adorama's branded gear over the years. My experience is that it is definitely worth what you pay for it. However, the gear is by no means the equal of the more expensive gear it imitates. If your requirements are modest it fills the bill.

I would expect that this holds true for these cases as well. If all you are doing is rolling it on and off the aircraft it will likely be more than satisfactory. If the case and its contents will see heavy use and abuse in the field under adverse conditions the difference in price between the Flashpoint and the Pelican becomes cheap insurance.
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

i wouldnt mind trying one of those as long as i can fit the padded dividers in there instead of the foam
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i wouldnt mind trying one of those as long as i can fit the padded dividers in there instead of the foam
But then you end up paying for a set of dividers and the price becomes the same as the Pelican.
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But then you end up paying for a set of dividers and the price becomes the same as the Pelican.
well thats no good...

ive never actually looked up pricing on pelican cases and dividers. ive wanted one for travel and storage at home but never looked into it
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

I know this is a bit off topic but I was wondering if I could get the cut up foam anywhere to fit in to the back top box of my bike to fit a camera and a few lenses snugly as. Itravel...?
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Any good fabric store is going to have foam in a number of densities and thicknesses.
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

Thanks for the input guys. I have just placed an order for the 1510 rolling case. My purpose for this is that I have a shoot next month of sail-boat races. I will be in a 20' boat and possibly taking in some ocean waves/mists until we stabilize at the shooting location. Will report my results after the event.
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I know this is a bit off topic but I was wondering if I could get the cut up foam anywhere to fit in to the back top box of my bike to fit a camera and a few lenses snugly as. Itravel...?
What size do you need?

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I will be in a 20' boat and possibly taking in some ocean waves/mists until we stabilize at the shooting location. Will report my results after the event.
It should be fine but I would test the case with a water hose beforehand.
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

Thank you. I will look through... I once saw somewhere sliced up foam blocks from top to bottom 1x1cm or somehting like that and the blocks were like 60x40cm...
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Flashpoint is Adorama's own brand. I've not used one of these cases, but you're dealing with something Adorama stands behind.
You are indeed; any after-sales problems of any kind, and I'm right here: Helen@adorama.com
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Default Re: Flashpoint SealTite cases (Pelican clone?)

These look intriguing, didn't notice these on their site before.

I've always wanted a larger pelican but I thought the price was a little overkill considering I wasn't intending to abuse it that much, mostly just wanted it for storage.
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