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Looking to buy a pelican case.. need tips/suggestions.

 
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Oct 04, 2012 21:42 |  #1

Hi,

My friend at work showed me these cases today, and now i'm hooked!! Not sure what size/kind I need though. This is what I have/or will have to place in case..

T31
28-135mm
75-300mm
soon 17-40mm
misc macros such as 40mm/50mm
flash
charger/extra batteries.

that's about it, all I can afford right now, but I don't want a case that will over do it. Looking at the 1500 right now, but looks like it might be a little overkill, I'm not sure. Please experts, let me know :)

Tony


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Oct 04, 2012 21:58 |  #2

Do yourself and your pocket a favor, check these out at a more resonable price point.

I own one, with 0 complaints.

http://www.starlightca​ses.com/ (external link)


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Oct 04, 2012 22:12 |  #3

Starlight is good, SKB are better. Look up Coachella Valley Trading Company in California, call Court Anderson in there. He gets a special pricing on all Pelican, Starlight, SKB and other such cases and passes the pricing on directly to customers such as us. I went to a local distributor for such hard cases with the intent on choosing the right Pelican, came out realizing SKB was way better and cheaper.

I got a 3i-2217-10 (22 x 17 x 10 inches) with padded dividers for $195. The Pelican equivalent is the 1614 and costs much more. SKB also has fantastic customer service, I called them up to enquire about their TSA latches which cost about $25 a pair w/keys and they sent me TWO such packages for free.


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Oct 04, 2012 22:13 |  #4

might help with what you need info on...

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=460668


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Oct 04, 2012 22:14 |  #5

P.S. I have no affiliation with Court or that company. I came upon his eBay store and got introduced to SKB the first time. I saw their eBay prices were pretty good which meant he would have even better prices directly without the eBay and PayPal fees and I was right.


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Oct 04, 2012 22:52 |  #6

vsg28 wrote in post #15081603 (external link)
Starlight is good, SKB are better. Look up Coachella Valley Trading Company in California, call Court Anderson in there. He gets a special pricing on all Pelican, Starlight, SKB and other such cases and passes the pricing on directly to customers such as us. I went to a local distributor for such hard cases with the intent on choosing the right Pelican, came out realizing SKB was way better and cheaper.

I got a 3i-2217-10 (22 x 17 x 10 inches) with padded dividers for $195. The Pelican equivalent is the 1614 and costs much more. SKB also has fantastic customer service, I called them up to enquire about their TSA latches which cost about $25 a pair w/keys and they sent me TWO such packages for free.

just got off the phone with Court, real nice guy! talked to him about both pelican and skb, i'm going to do some more research on which one i want/need, probably going with skb from what he told me, gave me some nice prices, FREE shipping. Thanks so much for the tip! I told him I'll call him again in the morning. I'm pumped! Hahaha.

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Oct 05, 2012 06:47 |  #7

Pelican 1514. Never heard of Starlight. Don't see them at B&H, Adorama or Amazon. Yor're on your own.


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Oct 05, 2012 07:14 |  #8

aesposito1210 wrote in post #15081740 (external link)
just got off the phone with Court, real nice guy! talked to him about both pelican and skb, i'm going to do some more research on which one i want/need, probably going with skb from what he told me, gave me some nice prices, FREE shipping. Thanks so much for the tip! I told him I'll call him again in the morning. I'm pumped! Hahaha.

Tony

Ya forgot to mention free shipping which saves another $25-30 given that I got mine in 3 business days all the way over in Texas.

His prices were so good I went one size bigger actually so unless you need this to fit in carry-on, look up a size bigger to be sure. Make sure you get it with the padded dividers and wheels. Good luck!


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Oct 05, 2012 07:18 |  #9

tvphotog wrote in post #15082507 (external link)
Pelican 1514. Never heard of Starlight. Don't see them at B&H, Adorama or Amazon. Yor're on your own.

Starlight is mostly military and oil rig applications based, so it is not heard of much in here. Ditto with SKB who make music, rifle, archery and oil rig equipment cases a lot more. Pelican is the leader because of their acquisition of Hardigg cases and a nice, reliable history. Can't really go wrong with either of these actually.


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Oct 05, 2012 10:45 |  #10

His(court) prices on the pelican cases are a bit high. I have this one
http://www.amazon.com …iders-Black/dp/B0019CSVMW (external link)

He is charging $45 more for the same thing shipped.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 12:19 |  #11

Tell him about that and he will lower the prices; at least he did so for SKB.


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Oct 05, 2012 12:30 as a reply to  @ vsg28's post |  #12

If available where you live, consider the sturdy waterproof B&W outdoor cases:

http://www.b-w-international.com/ (external link)

http://www.b-w-international.com …e&id=30&Itemid=​24&lang=en (external link)

http://www.b-w-international.com …param_country=2​30&lang=en (external link)

The B&W 40 (insert with dividers) could fit most of your stuff. The additional shoulder strap is worth its money too.




  
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Oct 05, 2012 13:39 |  #13

chrisa wrote in post #15083294 (external link)
His(court) prices on the pelican cases are a bit high. I have this one
http://www.amazon.com …iders-Black/dp/B0019CSVMW (external link)

He is charging $45 more for the same thing shipped.

lol I just asked him about that and his response was: "My prices are good. I just checked that listing on Amazon. I would tell everyone you know to buy that. He screwed up his pricing on that item. I promise, he looses lots of money every time he sells that item. Tell everyone to buy it, so he fixs it. Thanks,Court."

So there you go- I can't remember any guy more honest than him.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:24 |  #14

I just bought the 1514 from B&H for $159.99- free shipping.


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Oct 05, 2012 14:29 as a reply to  @ hawk911's post |  #15

I only use HPRC - High Performance Resin Cases (I think they are still being made by Porta-Brace).

Anyway, If you in areas with a lot of photogs, most have pelicans, I want to be able to keep an eye on my case.

Check out the HPRC line.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ses/ci/13836/N/​4232861626 (external link)

I would get the Airline Carry-On size with wheels ( that doesn't really make sense, but I think you know what I mean).




  
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