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Aug 13, 2013 10:47 |  #1

After deciding the size now the decision on foam or dividers? I am going to store 2 Einsteins and 2 batteries. If I go with the foam I can store the items but if I go with padded dividers I can store more stuff like cables, speedlites etc. This will be checked baggage which one you would recommend? I gues I can make the dividers really snug but will it reach the quality of foam as far as protection?


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Aug 13, 2013 12:37 |  #2

I just ordered a 1654 with padded dividers for 3 Elinchrom BXRI 500 lights, cords and accessories. I believe the dividers are the way to go as they offer the flexibility of moving the dividers as your gear changes with more than adequate protection. The foam does offer you maximum protection, but lacks the flexibility the padded dividers offer once you pick and pluck your compartments.

If you decide on the padded dividers in the particular case your eyeing, just make sure the layout, length and amount of dividers fit your needs. Each case offers a different divider layout.

I also have the popular 1514 model which has the padded dividers which has served me well for the past three years.


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Aug 13, 2013 12:39 |  #3

i bought my case with the dividers. i bought a set of replacement foam for cheap on ebay. i use the dividers 95% of the time, but when i want maximum protection i plop in the cut foam.


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Aug 13, 2013 13:48 |  #4

pdrober2 wrote in post #16204656 (external link)
i bought my case with the dividers. i bought a set of replacement foam for cheap on ebay. i use the dividers 95% of the time, but when i want maximum protection i plop in the cut foam.

Thanks! Never thought of that!


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Aug 13, 2013 15:32 as a reply to  @ aliengin's post |  #5

Me.... I put the stuff in the dividers in bubble wrap for shipping..... It really protects, honestly the dividers have no shock protection value.........

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Aug 13, 2013 17:24 |  #6

I use the foam for my underwater stuff(strobes, cables, housing, ports, light arms, batteries,etc.). I don't things to change often and the foam protects the fragile things quite well. The fact that one of my strobes was delivered DOA due to a broken bulb, I don't think I'd trust the padded dividers to keep them safe. I'm changing brands of housing and with that a lot of the other gear so I'm just going to buy a new piece of foam, several years form now I'll possibly have to do the same.

If I use my a pelican case for normal camera gear I'd likely use the padded dividers as gear owned/brought/needed changes more often so being able to move things around would be more important to me.




  
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Aug 13, 2013 17:40 |  #7

I just today also ordered a 1654 to house 4 einsteins and reflectors/cords, etc. Got it with the dividers as my first configuration of them probably won't be the last and I didn't want to mess with trying to re-configure foam.

Also got the lid organizer for smaller stuff like the cybersyncs, spare bulbs, fuses, etc.


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Aug 14, 2013 02:44 |  #8

P51Mstg wrote in post #16205133 (external link)
Me.... I put the stuff in the dividers in bubble wrap for shipping..... It really protects, honestly the dividers have no shock protection value.........

Mark H

The two times I've checked my case, I did the same thing. I had considered pdrober's idea too, but I'm cheap.


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Aug 14, 2013 09:19 |  #9

I wonder if I ordered the small case??? Do you think 2 Einsteins and 2 Vagabonds fit in 1564???


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