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Dec 06, 2011 07:07 |  #1

I'm worried about braking my 6x4 lee filters during transport. The original Lee pouch or even other brands filter pouch are still soft material and won't protect against torsion or crushing in soft bags during transport.
The full size Pelican case like the 1200 is way too big (especially the outside part of it) to be used as a box inside another box. The Pelican micro case on the other hand would have been perfect, but none of them are wide enough.
What are you using?


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Dec 06, 2011 14:58 |  #2

What kind of transport? I use this one:http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …are_Filter_Vale​t_Red.html (external link) in my TT Shapeshifter and have never had an issue with transporting my filters when flying.


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Dec 06, 2011 15:30 |  #3

I have so far the cheaper Adorama equivalent (external link), but I'm not sure it will protect them properly.


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Dec 06, 2011 20:31 |  #4

Pelican 1060 Micro Case Specifications mentioned below, should be enough for the filter 6x4, isn't it not?

Interior Dimensions (L x W x D): 8.25" x 4.25" x 2.25"

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Dec 07, 2011 06:27 |  #5

marlonie wrote in post #13505923 (external link)
Pelican 1060 Micro Case Specifications mentioned below, should be enough for the filter 6x4, isn't it not?

Interior Dimensions (L x W x D): 8.25" x 4.25" x 2.25"

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That's what I though and why I bought one, but I was disappointed when I tried.
With the inside liner, it does not fit with a bare filter. Without the liner, it barely fits but then you can't have any sleeve protection on your filter.


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Dec 07, 2011 08:05 |  #6

I use an air-tight container I found in the kitchen.


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Dec 07, 2011 08:20 |  #7

Mark2Mark wrote in post #13507812 (external link)
I use an air-tight container I found in the kitchen.

I was looking that way too and so far I haven't found a winner yet at my local super stores.


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Dec 07, 2011 18:27 |  #8

That's what I use. What are you expecting to happen to them? A sledge hammer? The multiple filters in there will help each other stiffen the package.


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Dec 08, 2011 06:10 |  #9

photopat wrote in post #13502626 (external link)
I'm worried about braking my 6x4 lee filters during transport. The original Lee pouch or even other brands filter pouch are still soft material and won't protect against torsion or crushing in soft bags during transport.
The full size Pelican case like the 1200 is way too big (especially the outside part of it) to be used as a box inside another box. The Pelican micro case on the other hand would have been perfect, but none of them are wide enough.
What are you using?

I use the Lee filter holder (looks like a mini binder, holds ten filters) and just toss it in my backpack. Been all over with it, in all kinds of weather, and have yet to damage any filters. It seems to do the job just fine. Not sure just what type of "transport" you're referring to, but they don't need to pass nuclear-grade requirements as far as storage goes. I think you're over thinking it...


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Dec 08, 2011 09:28 as a reply to  @ argyle's post |  #10

photopat wrote in post #13507594 (external link)
That's what I though and why I bought one, but I was disappointed when I tried.
With the inside liner, it does not fit with a bare filter. Without the liner, it barely fits but then you can't have any sleeve protection on your filter.

use the lee velvet envelopes when they're in there?

but I use the adorama one you've got. I carry all my photo gear on the plain. I've never had a problem.


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Dec 08, 2011 10:30 |  #11

photopat wrote in post #13504589 (external link)
I have so far the cheaper Adorama equivalent (external link), but I'm not sure it will protect them properly.

I used the Adorama Slinger for a couple of years. It's a very cheap alternative, but it does have one potential downside. The cover doesn't quite close all the way down on the case and this leaves a 3/4 inch gap at the top. It's not big enough to let any filters slide out, but it does allow more dirt and debris to enter the case if you use it in a rough environment.

All Adorama has to do is have their manufacturer sew the velcro lower on the case and it would solve the problem. I suspect that Adorama will make this change after they sell off the current manufacturing run.

Again, not a show-stopper. Just not as effective as it could be.

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Dec 06, 2013 12:11 |  #12

Get yourself an aluminium or metal A6 pencil case. I got this one and it takes 3 or even 4 ND Grads in a Lee filter wrap very nicely.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …_trksid=p3984.m​1497.l2649 (external link)

It's slightly wider and (obviously) 50% longer than the big stopper tin but takes the 100x150mm ND Grads in the wrap nicely.


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Dec 25, 2013 05:08 as a reply to  @ pixelshooter.net's post |  #14

I use the aluminium pencil case-type tins for my Cokin X Pro filters. Each tin holds 4 of these monsters each in their sleeve!


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