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sinitry23
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Sep 08, 2009 19:02 |  #1

I need a good roller case that I can use as a carry on when I travel on the plane. The case should be able to hold my equipment listed below.

Canon 5d Mark II x2
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I've narrow down to two bags and need to know which bag do you guys recommend. Unless you know of another bag that you think is better than the two I listed please let me know. Thanks!

1. Lowepro Roller 1
2. Thinktank airport Airstream?


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Sep 08, 2009 22:13 |  #2

Lots of folks use the TT Airport Airstream, so I'm sure they will chime in.

Just an FYI: LowePro is supposed to be introducing their new x-series of roller bags anytime now. You may want to wait for those since they have a lot of upgrades over the Pro Roller 1.

http://www.lowepro.com​/prorollerx (external link)


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Sep 08, 2009 22:16 |  #3

Well, since you said roller case, I'd suggest a Pelican brand - maybe start at the 1520 models?


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Sep 08, 2009 23:06 |  #4

Yea I've been looking for a roller case too and I've really been eyeing the pelican 1514. Carryon friendly...


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Sep 08, 2009 23:34 |  #5

I've got a pelican 1510, with the mesh organizer thingy option on the lid, is by far the most friendly, and comfortable roller case i've used going thru the airport. It's solid, means it doesn't wobble, and its tough. I can squeeze a 1d series, 5d, 70-200/2.8, two 580EXII flashes, ST-E2, radio triggers, batteries, cards, filters, and either a 24-70, 85/1.2 or 135/2. If you sacrifice a flash, you can get another pseudo-skinny lens (i.e. short prime) in there.


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Sep 08, 2009 23:36 |  #6

H20boy wrote in post #8609386 (external link)
I've got a pelican 1510, with the mesh organizer thingy option on the lid, is by far the most friendly, and comfortable roller case i've used going thru the airport. It's solid, means it doesn't wobble, and its tough. I can squeeze a 1d series, 5d, 70-200/2.8, two 580EXII flashes, ST-E2, radio triggers, batteries, cards, filters, and either a 24-70, 85/1.2 or 135/2. If you sacrifice a flash, you can get another pseudo-skinny lens (i.e. short prime) in there.

Do you have a picture of your setup fully loaded preferably with the lid open? ;)


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Sep 09, 2009 02:57 |  #7

Check out my recent thread for some discussions. I personally am going for the TTP Airport Airstream.


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Sep 09, 2009 06:27 |  #8

tgara wrote in post #8608942 (external link)
Lots of folks use the TT Airport Airstream, so I'm sure they will chime in.

Just an FYI: LowePro is supposed to be introducing their new x-series of roller bags anytime now. You may want to wait for those since they have a lot of upgrades over the Pro Roller 1.

http://www.lowepro.com​/prorollerx (external link)



The new pro roller x series from lowepro looks nice. I wonder if the x200 can be qualify as a carryon or not.

As for the think tank airport it should be able to hold two bodys?


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Sep 09, 2009 08:55 |  #9

Go Pelican as the others have suggested. 1514 would fit your needs.

Do the other ones you suggested float? Nope. Pelican therefore keeps the water out in a downpour. I'm a water person, so I do actually shoot on the water a lot.

Can you stand on the other cases? Kind of. May not be able to use your gear afterward. Have used my Pelican on many occasions as a step stool to get a higher shot. Use it as a makeshift table at weddings too.

Can your gear get crushed in those cases. Yep.

I've had many bags, bought and sold over the years. I wish I had bought Pelican to begin with. I'm about to add onto my collection and get a 1514 for travel since my 1614 is full and I wouldn't take everything with me for some shoots.


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Sep 09, 2009 09:28 as a reply to  @ shaggymatt's post |  #10

Sure I will take a look at the Pelican 1514 case


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Sep 09, 2009 09:53 |  #11

shaggymatt wrote in post #8611186 (external link)
Go Pelican as the others have suggested. 1514 would fit your needs.

Do the other ones you suggested float? Nope. Pelican therefore keeps the water out in a downpour. I'm a water person, so I do actually shoot on the water a lot.

Can you stand on the other cases? Kind of. May not be able to use your gear afterward. Have used my Pelican on many occasions as a step stool to get a higher shot. Use it as a makeshift table at weddings too.

Can your gear get crushed in those cases. Yep.

I've had many bags, bought and sold over the years. I wish I had bought Pelican to begin with. I'm about to add onto my collection and get a 1514 for travel since my 1614 is full and I wouldn't take everything with me for some shoots.

Just a question: Would you load a peli 1510 full and check it in to airlines?


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Sep 09, 2009 11:15 |  #12

You could check it if you liked gambling but it does meet carry-on requirements...


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Sep 09, 2009 11:36 |  #13

sinitry23 wrote in post #8610560 (external link)
The new pro roller x series from lowepro looks nice. I wonder if the x200 can be qualify as a carryon or not.

I believe it does. From the press release:

The Pro Roller x-Series comes in three sizes (x100 and x200 can be taken aboard airlines as a carry-on bag in most instances).

http://www.lowepro.com …duces-pro-roller-x-series (external link)


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Sep 09, 2009 11:49 as a reply to  @ tgara's post |  #14

iqbal624 wrote in post #8612130 (external link)
You could check it if you liked gambling but it does meet carry-on requirements...

It does meet carry-on SIZE requirements, but definitely not weight requirements ;)


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Sep 09, 2009 12:25 |  #15

Headshotzx wrote in post #8611553 (external link)
Just a question: Would you load a peli 1510 full and check it in to airlines?

I wouldn't. My 1614 is full, weighs in around 75 pounds. I can pick and pull from my 1614 to load the 1514 for any given trip and travel much lighter. Then the 1514 is carry on legal, so I wouldn't be checking it anyway. And I can even add the laptop carrier to the inside top as well.

Also considering the 1514 as an accessory case to get all the batteries, chargers, tape, cleaning gear, etc. out of the 1614.


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