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Old June 27th, 2007, 04:07 PM   #1
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Pelican Case for my new A1

Ok, I am looking to obtain a new hard case for my A1 and wanted to see if anyone is using the Pelican cases. I had a pelican case for my previous GL2 and loved it.

I am looking into the difference between the 1600 and 1650. So far, I like the size of the 1650, but there is one things that stands out.. The weight difference!!!

Here is the dimension difference.
1600 - 21.43" x 16.50" x 7.87" - http://pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1600
1650 - 28.50" x 17.37" x 10.50" - http://pelican.com/cases_detail.php?Case=1650


Now, looking at the above, there isnít a really huge size difference, but the weight difference is over 20lbs.
The 1650 is 35.6lbs, and the 1600 is merely 14lbs.

While I really like the size of the 1650, the weight seems pretty significant. Does anyone have a 1650? If so, is it that bad to tote around? Are there any good alternatives?

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Old June 27th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #2
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I dig the Porter Case http://www.portercase.com/
The case doubles as a hand truck for carrying larger cases on top.
So I check the big stuff and carry the Porter Case with camera/mics/litepanel inside whenever I travel outside the studio. That way, even if the other gear doesn't show up, I can still shoot.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 05:01 PM   #3
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I have the 1650 from 10 years ago, it is a little difference now but mine is still in good condition, I use to put 1 DSR300 in it and 1 VX2000, now I have 3 A1s in it, no problem carrying it around because it has wheels. It went on planes back when I can lock the case but not now. That Portabrace looks good too that you can stack stuff on it.
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Old June 27th, 2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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Ok, I am looking to obtain a new hard case for my A1 and wanted to see if anyone is using the Pelican cases.
Here is someone using the 5120:

http://www.camcorderinfo.com/bbs/sho...84&postcount=6
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Old June 27th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #5
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Interesting, I cant seem to find the 5120 on pelican's website or for sale via Ebay.. Any idea if maybe he got the number wrong? or if its maybe a non-us version of a pelican case?
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Old June 27th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #6
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It looks pretty snug in the picture. I can't find anything on this case as well. I wish it was around and had a shoulder strap :)

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Interesting, I cant seem to find the 5120 on pelican's website or for sale via Ebay.. Any idea if maybe he got the number wrong? or if its maybe a non-us version of a pelican case?
Thanks,
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:05 PM   #7
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Interesting, I cant seem to find the 5120 on pelican's website or for sale via Ebay.. Any idea if maybe he got the number wrong? or if its maybe a non-us version of a pelican case?
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He probably meant the 1520.
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Old July 17th, 2007, 07:59 PM   #8
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Im using a StormCase 2750 for my XH-A1, Matte Box, Wide Angle, Marshall Monitor, Batteries & such.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #9
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I use a Pelicase 1550 - fits the XHA1 in along with various bits and pieces(radio mic,cleaning things,tapes,etc)
The main advantage of the 1550 is that it's the maximum allowable size for aircraft hand luggage.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 03:24 AM   #10
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Yeah, that's a 1520.

I use one for my A1 and find it excellent.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 04:39 AM   #11
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What's the SMALLEST pelicase an XHA1 will fit in? I do a lot of sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking and need the smallest box possible to fit through hatches and behind seats etc.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 05:16 AM   #12
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Forget it.

I do a lot of kayaking too but I use a smaller cam (a pana GS400) for that.

I use an EWA Marine soft plastic underwater housing to protect it when I'm doing any hand held work and a hard shell Aqua Cam housing when conditions are a bit rough.

I don't see the A1 as being a cam I'd use in that environment as the protective gear would be way too bulky.
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Old July 18th, 2007, 05:30 AM   #13
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Hi Bill, I shoot watersports professionally so a smaller camera isn't really an option for me(although I'm sure that will be open for debate!).
I took a Sony PD170 on a 3 week expedition to Norway and just wrapped it in a duvet jacket and a dry-bag,no problems. My insurance company however want me to keep expensive equipment in something a bit more substantial.
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