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Apr 01, 2011 09:41 |  #1

I'm going to be taking the Xsi along on a 10 day kayaking trip though the Boundary Waters. The plan is to take the XSi with grip and the 15-85 along.
I was thinking about the pelican 1300 case to safely carry it, keep it mostly water resistant, and still be small enough since cargo space is a premium.

anyone out there with a 1300 and know if this is big enough to do the job?


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Apr 01, 2011 13:55 |  #2

I personally own the Pelican 1510 (external link) and I can say that these cases are very much worth spending your money on them. High quality product that will keep your gear safe and secure. The 1510 is also small enough to fit in most overhead compartments so it's great for travel and fits a lot of gear. I believe the 1300 will be big enough for the gear listed, but you should consider purchasing something a bit bigger in case you add more lenses and accessories to your current equipment. One day you may want to carry a little more with you and won't have enough space.


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Apr 01, 2011 15:01 |  #3

someday I may want more, but given the traveling conditions, every square inch and every pound is going to count. Have 3 - 1/4 Mi portages along the way. I could always take a P&S along, but I'm willing to make a few sacrifices in clothing and gear for this. Just trying to maximize my space.


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Apr 01, 2011 15:38 |  #4

anothernewb wrote in post #12139540 (external link)
someday I may want more, but given the traveling conditions, every square inch and every pound is going to count. Have 3 - 1/4 Mi portages along the way. I could always take a P&S along, but I'm willing to make a few sacrifices in clothing and gear for this. Just trying to maximize my space.

Having taken canoe trips, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

One thing to keep in mind is that while the Pelican case (which is a fantastic idea) will keep the camera safe, dry, and afloat, it will not do a thing if the camera isn't in it. If you're planning on taking pictures from inside of the canoe when on the water, be very careful about tipping, splashes, and keeping the pelican closed (even if the camera isn't in it!).

If it were me, I would much rather have an inexpensive FD setup when on the water and shoot a whole bunch of 35mm film. Slightly smaller, lighter, you won't have to worry about battery power so much (though you will have to worry about film), and not a terrible financial loss if it gets dunked.

Good luck whatever your decision!


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Apr 01, 2011 16:03 |  #5

yeah, I don't plan on using the slr for the "on the water" shots, we've got a P&S along for that kind of stuff. Taking the SLR along is purely my choice, and it's insured. if it gets dunked - it gets dunked. Got 4 batts and plenty of cards so no worries about power.


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Apr 01, 2011 16:03 |  #6

Also look into the lowepro DryZone bags. I've done the boundary water trip before. Its a great time to have a camera. Only 3 portages? My first trip with my future father-in-law and he pushed us 15 miles on the first day with 4 portages. To his defense, we also hit the boy scouts going out at the same time and had to get ahead of them to camp. It was a great time just under 2 weeks out total. I took a rebel xt and a kit lens with a neoprene wrap shoved in a dry sack. It worked. I took a few CF cards and three extra batteries.

Have fun and make sure you post some photos when you get back.


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Apr 01, 2011 16:18 |  #7

+1 on the DryZone bags. They'll be easier to schlep along on the portages and less conspicuous than a Pelican as well.


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Apr 01, 2011 16:28 |  #8

hey that thing's pretty cool, but at $200+ it's outta my range for now. simple hard case is far cheaper. and doubles as a table! but carrying it sure would be a nice thing. If I keep the case small it'll still fit in the duluth pack so no worries there

conspicuous probably isn't a problem - the route we're on, I highly doubt we'll see another person the whole time. maybe a bear or two - but no people. and I can whack the bear with the case if I need to...


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Apr 02, 2011 00:00 |  #9

I had a pelican 1400 case, the XSi did not fit comfortably with the grip without removing the lens. It should fit fine in the deeper 1300 case. I went to a 1450 case when I had the gripped XSi.


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