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Luke Springer October 4th, 2006 10:11 PM

XL2 hard case
 
Hello,
Does anyone have some photos of the inside of the Canon hard case (HC-3200)? I can only find pictures of the outside. I would like to know how well the XL2 is supported in the case. Would a Pelican case be better?

Thanks,
Luke

Mike Cassidy October 5th, 2006 01:55 AM

Don't know about that case, but if you are living near the "original" Washington, i.e. Tyne and Wear, I know a place in Sedgefield, that makes a great custom made case.

Mike.

Allen McLaughlin October 5th, 2006 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Cassidy
Don't know about that case, but if you are living near the "original" Washington, i.e. Tyne and Wear, I know a place in Sedgefield, that makes a great custom made case.

Mike.

Do tell.... ?

Mike Cassidy October 5th, 2006 07:58 AM

Hi Allen, it's http://www.SwanFlight.com Ask for Sean Dodds, the Manager, he did two cases for me a few months ago. Are you going to the I.O.V. Convention later on this month?
Mike.

Allen McLaughlin October 5th, 2006 08:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Cassidy
Hi Allen, it's http://www.SwanFlight.com Ask for Sean Dodds, the Manager, he did two cases for me a few months ago. Are you going to the I.O.V. Convention later on this month?
Mike.

Thanks Mike, could I ask you what the cases cost (pm or e-mail if you prefer).

And no I won't be at IOV, too busy with work starting with football at Scotland V France this weekend, off to Ukraine on Tuesday then a load of shooting around Scotland for the gaelic department rest of the month... Phew...

Luke Springer October 5th, 2006 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Cassidy
Don't know about that case, but if you are living near the "original" Washington, i.e. Tyne and Wear, I know a place in Sedgefield, that makes a great custom made case.

Sorry, Washington State :) Would you share a picture of your custom case?

Thanks,
Luke

Michael Cassidy October 7th, 2006 11:40 AM

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Hi Luke, here's some pics. There's foam supporting the lens, it doesn't show in the pics, but the cameras are well cared for in the case. There's room for all the other sort of bits and pieces, you need to take with you on a shoot.

Luke Springer October 7th, 2006 11:56 AM

Thank you very much for sharing the pictures. The cases look very nice and sturdy. I'm sure I could find someone in the US to make such a case when I need one.

Thanks,
Luke

Michael Cassidy October 7th, 2006 12:10 PM

I'm sure you'll have no trouble, they make them for Disco gear to be carried about in.
Mike.

Adam Bray October 8th, 2006 04:31 PM

Get the Pelican with the fitted foam. MUCH better than the hard case.

http://www.all-pelican-cases-4-less...._1610_xl1.html

Jonathan Kirsch October 8th, 2006 07:40 PM

I agree with Adam. It depends on what you use it for, though. If you travel a lot, don't use it because it doesn't keep the camera safe and it doesn't protect it from people throwing luggage into the belly of a plane. Like I said, I do a lot of travelling, so I just ordered this hard-case:

http://portabrace.com/product_detail_B.php?id=3519

Pelican might be better quality-wise, but the portabrace was cheaper. Depends on the budget. Both can be ordered with custom-cut foam to fit the XL2.

My boss bought the big Canon hard case (in January before I started working at my job) and it's sat next to my desk ever since. I don't use it, because I keep the camera in a Portabrace soft-case. If you REALLY want one, I will sell you mine discounted. Seriously. I'll post some pics when I get to work tomorrow. It's 9 months old and never been used.

Michael Cassidy October 9th, 2006 06:49 AM

I probably should have said, I do all my work within a 50 mile radius of my home, so It's a case of putting everything I need for the job, in the car boot/trunk, and being able to shoot straight on arrival. If I was going on a plane, God forbid, I would use a foam protected case.
It's a case of "horses for courses"

Jonathan Kirsch October 12th, 2006 03:37 PM

OK, so I'm recalling my post on the Portabrace. NOT happy with them. Ordered a hard case (from my earlier post) 3 weeks ago, and it STILL isn't here. Ordered it through an A/V company here in town and they were having trouble even getting a hold of anyone at Portabrace for answers. I paid for 2nd day shipping (no help, since it isn't here). Finally got a hold of them yesterday. The case is still in the warehouse! They also said someone put down ground shipping on the invoice, so if I wanted 2nd day, I'd have to pay extra. WTF!?!?! If I was still going to get that case, PORTABRACE is going to pay for the shipping...I mean, it's 3 WEEKS LATE!

Anyway, had my guy at the A/V company drop the order and go with Pelican instead. Should be here tomorrow!

Jonathan

Jarrod Whaley October 12th, 2006 04:16 PM

The pelican cases are built like tanks and are well worth the money. I don't think you could destroy one if you tried.

Jonathan Kirsch October 12th, 2006 04:21 PM

Ya, and apparently they have a lifetime warranty that if you break it, they'll replace it. Don't know if that goes for the contents as well, but that would be pretty cool.

Jonathan


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