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Old May 18th, 2002, 06:53 PM   #1
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Storage case for a new XL1s

I know there is someone who can suggest a storage case I can get for under a $150.00 - pelican or something but I can't find a site! Please send links or ideas. I mean hey I just dropped a lot of change for a camera I need a break please. Thanks in advance.

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Old May 18th, 2002, 09:59 PM   #2
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You dropped a lot of change on a camera and you really owe it to yourself to protect it properly. Storage cases should always be part of your budget when you make this kind of purchase. That said, just do a search here on the forums as awhile back we've had several threads on home-made storage solutions. And then you'll want to check out all of the options reviewed in the Storage and Transport section of the XL1 Watchdog articles menu, there are quite a few listed there. www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm -- Articles. Hope this helps,
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Old May 18th, 2002, 10:16 PM   #3
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Case for yout XL1s

I just acquired a XL1s last weekend. I also purchased a Pellican 1600 case to store it all in. Everything fits nicely, and the foam is real easy to tear out and customize.. you get around 8 inches of foam to protect your investment with. I picked up my case at Wolf Camera for $150... I consider it to be more than worth it. Waterproof and dustfree... I truly think I could back over the thing with a pickup and not have to worry about it.

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Old May 19th, 2002, 07:06 PM   #4
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Hello.

I use the Pelican 1620. $200.00 shipped
I got the 4 layer foam.
TOP
level 1____________________________________________
level 2____________________________________________
(pegboard glued to bottom of level #2 for supportand support L+R lift straps)
level 3____________________________________________
level 4____________________________________________
BOTTOM

levels 1+2 glued together, plus a L+R strap to lift it out of case to access level 3.

Levels 3+4 are glued together.

camera goes thru layers 1,2,3, (#4 =bottom for protection)

cut into level 3 -one space for manual lens, and another space for earphones and 14x's round lens lenshood(they fit in the same space)

Cut into level #1 are spaces for the following:
3 batteries and 1.6x extender, another for my wireless system w/lav, 5 mini-dv tapes
another for XL-1 lens shade
(also F&R lens caps, and a sweat bandana)

Plus cut thru 1,2,3, is hole for handheld mic (largest being in level #1 for mic head)
also
a hole thru 1 and 2 for a small flash light.
on level #1 bsides the XL-1 is a long horizontal area for shotgun mic.
Hope it helps. If you have any Q's send me an e-mail.

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Old May 19th, 2002, 10:17 PM   #5
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The Lowepro Vidcam 6 bag is well under $100 US, and quite good with a lifetime warranty. And you can always line it with more padding like 1" (soft) packaging foam. That's what I did..., works fine, looks fine, the price is right.
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Old May 20th, 2002, 04:48 PM   #6
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How about Canon's HC-3100 or Kata soft case?
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Old May 20th, 2002, 06:33 PM   #7
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Thanks to everyone for there replies.

I live in a rural area so I have opted to purchase online becase I have no real choice. I am ordering from www.usinternetsales.com the Pelican 1610 for 159.00 not including shipping. I feel that is reasonable. Of those who have purchased a pelican case could someone send a pic of there items layed out in there cases to djh3@insightbb.com I would appreciate it. I am very visual.
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Old May 20th, 2002, 06:50 PM   #8
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I don't have a pic for you but I can tell you that the case is very large, and you have to cut the foam inside yourself---to make the XL-1 fit (or any cam). This case is maximum protection, though, completely waterproof! As soon as I find the Pelican link, I'll post it up at www.DVFreak.com/links

You can also find similar cases, and cheaper, at an automotive/tools shop. (If you have one nearby.)
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Old May 20th, 2002, 07:23 PM   #9
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Is the removable foam or the movable padded partitions a better way to go (in Pelican cases)?
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Old May 20th, 2002, 09:05 PM   #10
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RAY, Foam is my choice, its also replaceable

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READ MY RESPONSE, THIS TOPIC, MAY 20TH. IT'S ALL THERE BUT THE ACTUAL CASE!
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