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Apr 22, 2010 03:39 |  #31

for those who have used the dividers and foam... do you think the foam protects better than the dividers?


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Apr 22, 2010 11:58 |  #32

I would think that it does, but the foam is not as versatile as the dividers.




  
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Apr 22, 2010 16:57 as a reply to  @ 1stGenRex's post |  #33

Storm doesn't matter since Pelican bought the company..........

Foam is probably better, but dividers work a heck of a lot better...... I have dividers. Problem with foam is people try to stuff too much in there and not enough padding left....

I used dividers and PAD whats inside with bubble wrap.... If you look at the dividers there isn't a lot of padding there.....

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Apr 22, 2010 17:07 |  #34

You north americans are so lucky with prices, that case with dividers is $AUD435.00 here. That's a $US404.00 equivalent. and B&H have it for $155.00!

I checked their shipping and even with adding on the $US130 charge it is still only $US265.00. Just ridiculous!


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Apr 29, 2010 18:06 |  #35

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You north americans are so lucky with prices, that case with dividers is $AUD435.00 here. That's a $US404.00 equivalent. and B&H have it for $155.00!

I checked their shipping and even with adding on the $US130 charge it is still only $US265.00. Just ridiculous!

i bet i can buy one and ship it to u for under $50. that's just ridiculous that it should cost that much. mine is coming in on mon. im kinda mad that i had the accessories mesh in my cart and then it was taken out later because they didnt have it in stock. i then ordered the case and then the next day it was back in stock. stupid bhphoto. i dont even feel like ordering the accessory mesh anymore. haha


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May 01, 2010 21:02 |  #36

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I dont like Pelican one bit. I have a few (4) of there micro cases and I have had to send them all back 2 times already. the plastic on the hinges keep chipping and the lid separates from the base. I like Store Cases much better. They have better closing latches, wheels and handles. I will never buy a Pelican again.

Check to see what Storm makes that compares to the 1510.

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This is the first criticism of Pelican case quality that I've ever seen. Perhaps the micro cases are made to a less rigid standard.




  
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May 02, 2010 02:00 |  #37

I'd recommend that you consider the hardigg/pelican storm im2500 as well. It's another carry on case made by hardigg/pelican. The reasons as to why i chose it was.
- more internal space
- At that time, the padding configuration made more sense to me as I could fit 3 bodies (1 rebel, 1 40D, 1 5DMII), and 3 essential lenses (11-16, 17-55, 70-200 Mark I).
- The latches were better for the consumer. They are single throw with a push button as oppose to double throw
- the handle was better as it has less flex to it.

But downsides that I see with the im2500 is that:
-The lock holes are not reinforced with aluminum
-The optional photographer's organizer is not as nice as the pelicans'. I decided to opt out of the lid organizer.

I'm also torn as to which company i will go to when it comes to holding my new lighting equipment. Since both companies are quite good, I'd go with the company that can provide the best padding layout design.


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May 06, 2010 12:00 |  #38

Just got the 1514 case yesterday and was surprise to see that it's smaller in person than I expected. Haven't really load up with all the gears yet.

Do you guys find the lid organizer helpful or the stuffs in there will rub against the lenses/cameras?


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May 06, 2010 12:21 |  #39

If you use the organizer, you cannot use the foam insert, it's one or the other. I prefer the foam for cushioning.


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May 06, 2010 12:24 |  #40

M.Bowen wrote in post #10025797 (external link)
I dont like Pelican one bit. I have a few (4) of there micro cases and I have had to send them all back 2 times already. the plastic on the hinges keep chipping and the lid separates from the base. I like Store Cases much better. They have better closing latches, wheels and handles. I will never buy a Pelican again.

Check to see what Storm makes that compares to the 1510.

Thanks,
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Hardigg Storm Cases was purchased by the Pelican Case company in January of 2009.

Pelican's mini cases are built differently than their larger products. I have a 1510LOC and I'm certain it'll never break.




  
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May 06, 2010 15:25 |  #41

i just recently recieved my 1514 with dividers and i filled up everything that's in my sig. also a ton of misc stuff in there too plus a gorilla pod slr. i am looking to purchase the accessory mesh since i can use that to put my misc stuff and have room for future big items like another 580ex2 and lens. right now all that stuff has filled the entire 1514. with all that the whole thing weighed in at 26.2lbs. so i got a decent amount of weight space left for the 40lb domestic carryon limit. personally this thing is amazing, it is definitely smaller than i thought it was gonna be. think of those little carryon suitcases, not the huge ones people seem to be getting by with nowadays with the charging of checkins'.

im thinking instead of screwing in the accessory mesh, i would glue or screw in metal clips that would just clip around the perimeter of the accessory backplate so that i can make my own laptop insert and just clip it on. i would have gotten my accessory mesh already if bhphoto didnt mess up on my order and told me it was backed order. now i gotta go to adorama and pick one up instead.


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May 06, 2010 20:02 |  #42

I ve got a case with the lid organizer. I never use it. But lay a piece of bubble wrap over the cameras to pad them from the organizer. I also pad the dividers some with bubble wrap. Dividers are better than foam if you change things around but are lacking in padding

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May 06, 2010 23:37 |  #43

I was able to fit these into the 1514 tonight...no camera to take a pic. Will try that next day.

1ds mkii - fit with either the body plate is on or off.
1d mkiii
70-200 f2.8 IS - horizontal
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1 - 1d mkiii spare battery
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2 pocket wizards
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8 - AAA eneloop
all lenses have hoods either reversed on laying on top of other hoods.

That's pretty good holding regarding the size of the case. The whole thing weight around 37lbs.

The Photo Trekker can swallow all that plus a 100f2.8 macro, a second 580 EX.


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May 06, 2010 23:41 |  #44

Pinto wrote in post #10104056 (external link)
This is the first criticism of Pelican case quality that I've ever seen. Perhaps the micro cases are made to a less rigid standard.

I'm now suspicious of the micro cases, as they're specifically advertised as water resistant. :confused:


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May 07, 2010 00:49 as a reply to  @ Vascilli's post |  #45

4x4rock. I'd love to see a pic of how you stuffed that into a 15xx case

I'm sure the micro cases are waterproof. Personally I think the material will not stand up. I'd doubt that pelican actually makes them. If they do the process must be different. I've seen pics of the big machine that makes the larger cases and it's literally house sized. It's huge... I'd suspect the micro cases are made in a PAC rim country with conventional equipment

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