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Old November 1st, 2002, 09:04 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good camera case for the XL1? I am looking for a hard sided case.

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Old November 1st, 2002, 09:12 AM   #2
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Hi Charles,

Go to http://www.dvinfo.net/xl1.htm and click the "Articles" link in the left side menu. Then, at the top of the page, click the "Storage & Transport" link to jump to info on cases.
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Old November 1st, 2002, 11:47 AM   #3
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I'm looking for a new hard case myself but I'd suggest looking for one that allows you to store the camera WITH an MA-100 or MA-200 attached. I currently have the Canon case (HC-3100) and have to tear down the camera each time I put it away. This may not be an issue with you but it's wearing down the stud on the camera that my MA-100 attaches to. I now have to wrap tape on the stud to keep the shoulder pad from moving while shooting. This shouldn't be a problem on my six month old XL1S. I just wish Canon would make the HC-3100 about six inches longer because it's a nice case otherwise.
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Old November 1st, 2002, 11:54 AM   #4
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I have the CCC-10 and it can hold my XL-1 with MA-100 and 16X lens attached. Only problem with it is that it's just slightly over the allowed dimensions for carry-on baggage. Otherwise, no complaints.
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Old November 1st, 2002, 04:04 PM   #5
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I would still recommend a good hard case like a Pelican or Hard Case. However, the Sears Truck-Tote isn't a bad deal for $50 or less. The URL is http://www.sears.com/sr/product/summ...id=00959027000
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 07:07 AM   #6
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The Canon case is not a well thought out case. You have to do some work to actually use this case to transport the camera.

It will also require you to take off the matte box or ma-200/100 if it's attached. It can hold the lens / sunshade / and B&W viewfinder mounted.

THe case is pretty, but I'd perfer function. sigh.
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Old November 2nd, 2002, 11:15 AM   #7
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Hey Charles,

I use a Pelican case.

I think this is the one at this page;

http://www.casesbypelican.net/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CBP&Product_Code=APP-1664PD&Category_Code=PC-CAMERA

It has these little removable foam strips to customize the interior to fit anything.

I get everything from my slate to batteries to even my ABC steadycam. It is air tight, has many handles and also casters. very cool indeed.

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Old November 5th, 2002, 09:45 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the input. I went with the Pelican case.
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