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Sep 22, 2014 14:07 |  #1

Unfortunately my gear is growing and my backpacks do not grow so I was looking at pelican cases from ebay and they look like some good deals. I'd like to be able to haul all of my lenses with my body and flashes and some other easier sized accessories. Was thinking a rolling case or just a really large backpack...


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Sep 22, 2014 20:47 |  #2

disneydork06 wrote in post #17171299 (external link)
Unfortunately my gear is growing and my backpacks do not grow so I was looking at pelican cases from ebay and they look like some good deals. I'd like to be able to haul all of my lenses with my body and flashes and some other easier sized accessories. Was thinking a rolling case or just a really large backpack...

No not off ebay... amazon.com is where I bought mine. model 1510 is legal to carry on board a jet liner, and they can come with wheels like suit case with rollers.

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Sep 22, 2014 21:54 |  #3

Just something to keep in mind when considering a hard case:

Pelicans are great; sturdy, secure and watertight, but be aware that they will add quite a bit of weight for you to carry. The weight of the empty case will be much more than that of an empty backpack. I use them, but be aware that while wheels are handy, you still have to lug it up and down stairs, unless you want to subject your gear to the jarring of each step as it bangs down stairs.

I am not saying that using them is not a good idea, I am just pointing out a potential problem which some may find objectionable.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 00:55 |  #4

I got my 1510 off ebay as Amazon wouldn't ship one to Australia.

I usually check mine in when flying and have a backpack full of gear I carry on board.

Depends how much you're travelling with but if you only want one or the other I'd take a look at the F-Stop Loka with a large ICU. Heaps lighter and loads more travel friendly.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 10:15 |  #5

Phototeacher wrote in post #17172150 (external link)
Just something to keep in mind when considering a hard case:

Pelicans are great; sturdy, secure and watertight, but be aware that they will add quite a bit of weight for you to carry. The weight of the empty case will be much more than that of an empty backpack. I use them, but be aware that while wheels are handy, you still have to lug it up and down stairs, unless you want to subject your gear to the jarring of each step as it bangs down stairs.

I am not saying that using them is not a good idea, I am just pointing out a potential problem which some may find objectionable.

Hey I'm a teacher too!

Anyways, I'm aware of the weight issue and I do try and workout just so I can handhold my 70-200 2.8IS with 580ex flash on a 1dmk4 body. I also tend to carry my backpack with me too while I do this.


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Sep 23, 2014 10:19 |  #6

Phototeacher wrote in post #17172150 (external link)
Just something to keep in mind when considering a hard case:

Pelicans are great; sturdy, secure and watertight, but be aware that they will add quite a bit of weight for you to carry. The weight of the empty case will be much more than that of an empty backpack. I use them, but be aware that while wheels are handy, you still have to lug it up and down stairs, unless you want to subject your gear to the jarring of each step as it bangs down stairs.

I am not saying that using them is not a good idea, I am just pointing out a potential problem which some may find objectionable.

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I got my 1510 off ebay as Amazon wouldn't ship one to Australia.

I usually check mine in when flying and have a backpack full of gear I carry on board.

Depends how much you're travelling with but if you only want one or the other I'd take a look at the F-Stop Loka with a large ICU. Heaps lighter and loads more travel friendly.

Thank you for the info, I'll check out the F-Stop Loka here. Also, did you find any problems when you bought your 1510 off ebay? Did you find most reputable sellers and the product came back as expected?


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Sep 23, 2014 10:37 |  #7

Phototeacher wrote in post #17172150 (external link)
Just something to keep in mind when considering a hard case:

Pelicans are great; sturdy, secure and watertight, but be aware that they will add quite a bit of weight for you to carry. The weight of the empty case will be much more than that of an empty backpack. I use them, but be aware that while wheels are handy, you still have to lug it up and down stairs, unless you want to subject your gear to the jarring of each step as it bangs down stairs.

I am not saying that using them is not a good idea, I am just pointing out a potential problem which some may find objectionable.

this. my 1510 is loaded and weighs a ton. Its great for storage and schlepping from point A to point B but thats about it


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Sep 23, 2014 10:43 |  #8

Hey Ryan...

I purchased both of my Pelican 1614's (with padded dividers and lid organizer) through eBay; one used, one new... My Pelican 1514 (with padded dividers and lid organizer) was purchased through Amazon...

I use my 1614's for storage (one for camera gear and the other for lighting), as well as lugging it around for local photography events when I need all my stuff... The 1514 is also used for local photography event, but I bring less equipment; usually one body, lenses, speedlite, and accessories... I haven't traveled with it yet, but I know it's compliant with airline carry-on standards...

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Sep 23, 2014 11:13 |  #9

If your toys list is growing 1510 might not be big enough to hold them all. I've been looking to pick up a Pelican as well and IMO, 16xx series is too big to lug around and 15xx looks like a great size. I think it is a great size for wedding and event shooting (1560 particularly). From what I read, most people buy the 16xx series ended up with using it for storage. Have fun hunting.....

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Sep 23, 2014 12:13 |  #10

I own three Pelican 1510s and I purchased them at different times from B&H. They seem to have the best prices, or at least really good sales on Pelican products from time to time.

Yes, Pelican cases are heavy, but for my use they are invaluable. I travel via car, commercial planes, private planes, trains, and have had my Pelican cases strapped to the top of expedition vehicles, horses, and yaks. I've traveled through rain, mud, and some of the dustiest places you can imagine and my Pelican cases have endured everything they've been through...with ease. I also find the 1510 to be the perfect size, because although heavy when fully-loaded, the size of the 1510 limits the amount of gear you can put in...therefore limiting the weight to a manageable amount. And by owning three 1510s in three different colors, I can choose how many cases to carry based on that particular trip's needs. And I can travel worry-free knowing that no matter what, my gear is protected, dry, safe, and secure (when I use locks).

It really is a versatile system, for me.

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Sep 23, 2014 12:31 |  #11

i almost got a pelican case off bay,seen some grate deals but there shipping cost is outrageous,the bigger the case the more outrageous ..been looking on creags list for better buys.


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Sep 23, 2014 12:57 |  #12

I bought an empty 1500 case from cargolargo, and then added dividers purchased from b&h. I might have saved $15 or so off of just picking up the whole setup as a (I think) 1504. All in all, it was simple enough. Shipping was about $16 if I remember correctly.


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Sep 23, 2014 16:02 |  #13

Over the years I have considered buying Pelican cases from people on eBay but it seems they are always either overpriced due to shipping or not and if they are used they are beat up too bad. I just buy them from B&H now.


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Sep 23, 2014 16:07 |  #14

disneydork06 wrote in post #17173070 (external link)
Thank you for the info, I'll check out the F-Stop Loka here. Also, did you find any problems when you bought your 1510 off ebay? Did you find most reputable sellers and the product came back as expected?

No dramas, seller had good feedback. Case was new and in perfect condition. Came shipped in factory packaging. Can't remember the seller as it was ages ago.

I saved a lot of money over the local price.




  
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Sep 23, 2014 18:18 |  #15

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.... model 1510 is legal to carry on board a jet liner....

I love my Pelicans, but I would never expect them to be allowed as carry-on. Even though they meet the requirements, some "feeder" airlines have smaller planes that can not accommodate a hard case of the 1510 size in the overhead or under the seat, while a soft case can be squished into that opening.


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