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Old February 7th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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Hi Guys, just (finally) finished the right package around the F3 for over 80% of the jobs. I had it custom made by dutycases in Netherlands. This dude uses a CNC for cutting the foam! Looks great and gives the right packaging support. Changes in the layout can easily be made by just cutting a new foam inlay.
And it fits in a Nissan Pixo...
The Pelicase 1690 has got small wheels and is dust- and watertight. I can leave the lens, focuscontroller, battery and even the handgrip on the cam for quick moves. I use all Vocas stuff around the cam. In the small Pelicases I have the small stuff like memorycards, or the wireless audiostuff.
It happened to often that I almost accidently left something behind. Now, in 1 glance I can see if something is missing.
Usually working as a loner, I keep it on a special dual platform trolley (large casters for rough terrain) with slots for my tripod, light stands and LED panels. So I have a small transportable package and good overview, so easier to guard. When people kindly help you carry your tripod, in the excitement of filming they keep forgetting it. I always place it back in the trolly. They better can help me pushing the trolly.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 11:46 AM   #2
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Re: packaging experience :-)

There's a whole lot going on in the packing of that case, so I can't speak to how practical it all is, but dang if it doesn't appear to be the slickest Pelican case I've ever seen.

Congrats, I hope it all turns out to be as useful as it looks!
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Old February 7th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Thanks! so far so good . Did a job with it yesterday. Small upgrade: 2 two tiny holes for markers red and black. To much work to get them out of the small cases or searching for them elsewhere. Now they're in direct access
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Old February 8th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #4
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Just be sure to ALWAYS leave the case open when not using it because the dust/weather seal will keep all moisture inside and cause damage to your pricey gear over an extended period of time.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #5
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Shouldn't that be; be sure to throw in a desiccant pack if you're in a high humidity area.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 10:51 AM   #6
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Just be sure to ALWAYS leave the case open when not using it because the dust/weather seal will keep all moisture inside and cause damage to your pricey gear over an extended period of time.
absolutely true. Be aware of this, I have my Ex3 also in a peli. luckily I use the cam very frequently so they never stay too long in.
The F3 is a great piece of machinery though. More often I decide not to use the EX3. When it's remotely possible I take out the F3. Even on my own expence if the client is not misusing it. This cam makes you a freak :-)
As you see in the case I bring a cheap Nikkon zoom lens and adapter for the emergic cases. I'm a fool preferring the struggle above getting out the EX3, but jeez what a great pictures you get!
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