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Old October 7th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #16
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I think I'm going to go with the Pelican.

Although the last one looks nice, the sides seem a little thin.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #17
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Thank you all for answering my question. I now have a better idea of what I'll need to do/buy.

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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:03 PM   #18
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Although the last one looks nice, the sides seem a little thin.
The Sides are 16mm thick. There is 4mm hard black foam inside. These are solid metal ball corners. And your completelly equipment is placed secure in foam.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #19
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Here is a look at the storm case.
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:54 PM   #20
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David,

So the foam (where the camera is placed) goes all the way to the bottom?

Just so I know I'm getting this correct...
You've decided where to place what pieces and then you go about cutting away at the foam (sizes and depth). Is that correct?
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Old October 8th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #21
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Another thing, would you mind posting a photo of the inside of the smaller case? I'm assuming that's the case that conforms to the "hand bagage" dimensions?
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Old October 9th, 2007, 07:57 AM   #22
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The foam inside the case goes all the way to the bottom, and you just pluck away where you want. It's very easy to do.

I'm not sure if this smaller case is cary-on safe, as I transport my gear via other methods.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #23
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Pelican 1550NF Hard Case

Does anyone have the Pelican 1550NF? If so is it large enough for a
XH A1? Having a hard time making my mind up about a case. B&H has
the 1550NF in silver. Thanks.

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Old October 14th, 2007, 01:44 PM   #24
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Just an FYI, NF means No Foam, so make sure it's what you want.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 02:24 PM   #25
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Pelican 1550NF Hard Case

Thanks for your quick response. I think this case along with other
Pelican models would be alright. The foam is extra. I found other
places with the Pelicans with foam, but have decided to go with the
1550 from B&H. Thanks again.

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Old October 18th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #26
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I have two A1's and purchased the Porta brace PB-250 for them. They are very rugged and have wheels and an extending handle. They are very well made.
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Old October 18th, 2007, 04:45 PM   #27
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Hard Case for A1

I just bought the pelican 1550. Its perfect for the A1. Custom foam. Adorama had a great price for $125, includes shipping and 2 layers of customizable foam (in case you make a mistake). I got it in 48 hours with regular shipping!

Camera fits just right. Room for some batteries and tapes. Nice case. Foam is solid and holds camera tightly. Highly recommend it.
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Old October 19th, 2007, 10:08 AM   #28
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The foam inside the case goes all the way to the bottom, and you just pluck away where you want. It's very easy to do.

I'm not sure if this smaller case is cary-on safe, as I transport my gear via other methods.
David, you are so organized, it's sickening :)

How do you like those Zeiss lenses...looks like all that is worth a pretty penny. Where did you buy?
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Old October 19th, 2007, 10:43 AM   #29
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Just noticed that the Pelican 1510 is more "carry-on-able" than the 1520 but is larger. Hmmm...

http://pelican.com/airline_allowance_medium.php

Maybe if I just don't fly...
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Old October 19th, 2007, 10:45 AM   #30
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Ordered the 1510 from B&H and got it in yesterday. Seemed a little smaller than I expected it to be, but I got the A1 in there.

Also got the organizer with it, but would like to shoot the person that made it. They give you tiny screws and expect you to stick them into holes that are behind the mesh. Needless to say, it was a little frustrating...especially when you're 6'2" and have big hands. They should have used snaps or some sort of lock-in system for that.

Other than that, it's a very nice case.
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