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Aug 15, 2012 09:04 |  #1

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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Aug 15, 2012 14:43 |  #2

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.

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Aug 15, 2012 14:58 as a reply to  @ tvphotog's post |  #3

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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Aug 15, 2012 23:04 |  #4

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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Aug 16, 2012 11:36 |  #5

booja wrote in post #14864364 (external link)
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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Aug 16, 2012 11:54 |  #6

tvphotog wrote in post #14866314 (external link)
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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Aug 16, 2012 12:10 |  #7

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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Aug 16, 2012 13:36 as a reply to  @ tunin's post |  #8

Any good fabric store is going to have foam in a number of densities and thicknesses.




  
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Aug 17, 2012 14:06 |  #9

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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Aug 17, 2012 14:42 |  #10

tunin wrote in post #14866439 (external link)
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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Aug 17, 2012 14:54 |  #11

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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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Aug 18, 2012 01:47 |  #12

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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Aug 20, 2012 08:36 |  #13

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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.

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Aug 20, 2012 10:11 |  #14

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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