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Old January 17th, 2007, 03:24 AM   #1
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transport and storing (on the road)

I have just invested in a jesops case for the XL-2, I intend to do a lot of cycling in the summer. I use a custom built trailer to transport my equipment,

I am however concerned that if I use the trailer because it has no suspension could the vibrations cause damage, the cam is well padded.

When sleeping at night the cam will be in the trailer (or in tent) I have small concern about damp, I have a few silicon buts in the case.

sorry this comes across a little odd I am new to this game. totally amateur!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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I would not subject my XL2 to that level of vibration, especially with the 20x lense. A GL2 is more suited to the vibration. Damp cool environment is also not the best way to store but if you warm it up slowly, you should be ok. Keep it in moderately airtight case.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 04:02 PM   #3
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I also presume you have checked appropriate insurance cover against theft while it is in the trailer?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #4
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Transporting XL2

Hi Reas,

Hopefully you know it's asking for trouble if you transport the XL with the lens mounted. If I'm extra careful for a local shoot, I'll use my Portabrace custom soft case with a towel under the lens to give it maximum support. Even still, I'm open to moderate risk. If I was going to be on the road, I'd get out my monster Pelican 1650 that you could literally drive your cycle right over, spray water with your garden hose on it, etc - it's got a ton of foam and a super-rugged case with 7 heavy duty leverage-type snaps that make it air tight (just the kind of thing Tom Cruise would have used for a raft in Castaway).

Anyway, you get the idea. Make your best compromise for your cycling needs and treat your gear with lots of respect. If worse comes to worse, consider exchanging your XL2 with a buddy who has a smaller camera while your on the road.

Hope you and your XL enjoy your travels, Michael
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