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Old January 5th, 2007, 01:27 AM   #1
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Just received second XH-A1, need case

I just received my second XH-A1 (Santa brought me one for Christmas) and now I need to figure out what to haul them around in. I'm kinda leaning towards a pelican case but unsure of how two camera's will fit. Does anyone have any experiences on what might be the best solution ?
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Old January 5th, 2007, 02:24 AM   #2
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I'm on a very small budget and needed a case. This one almost didn't fit but it totally suited my needs.
http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-X-Large...&s=electronics
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Old January 5th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #3
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Pelican alternative, try Parker

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II'm kinda leaning towards a pelican case but unsure of how two camera's will fit. ?
Pelicans are really heavy and after owning a few dozen, not my favorite. Most shooters would never ever trust airlines with their camera, so plan on a carry-on case. Current favorite are the Parker Cases, really nice wheels, pull-out handles, recessed twistlock milspec latches etc:

http://www.caseman.com/servlet/catal.../categoryID~50

Not cheap, but much lighter and refined than Pelicans.

Lay out all your gear on a big sheet of paper, move the pieces around like a puzzle leaving at least an inch between everything, and two inches around the perimeter, measure. Keep it under 10x17x24 to qualify for carry-on.

Not cheap, but definately worth the expenditure.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 03:10 PM   #4
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For a softcase, check out CamRade products
They have a really neat backpack that can hold the XHA1 or similar size camcorders. http://tapeworkstexas.com/camrade_tmhandyi.html

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Old January 5th, 2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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I prefer soft cases too and never check cameras on airlines anymore.

But if you're looking for something to carry two cameras in, Pelican cases come in a variety of sizes and there's probably one big enough if you're talking about just the cameras alone. For chargers, batteries, and other stuff, you'd probably want a separate bag.

If you want to spend more money, the ZERO Hallilburton aluminum cases are great. They're much, much lighter than cases like Anvil (though not as sturdy). You can get a Halliburton camera case with the gray foam the size of a pretty big suitcase, but it's several hundred dollars. (No relation to the evil war profiteer company Haliburton, by the way.) When I used to travel a lot with 8 or 10 cases of gear, I always checked a Hasselblad package with numerous lenses and backs in a large Halliburton case, and although the airlines tried their best to destroy it, the case always survived. It got a few dents, but no gear was ever damaged, and the hinges and latches always held together. For air travel today, nothing beats the Anvil cases, but they weigh as much empty as most other cases fully loaded.
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