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Postby gjm6syn6 » Feb 7, 2012 6:47 pm

I've been using a pelican 1200, which is just not tall enough to have my camera and lens joined inside. So needless to say I'm tiring of putting the camera together every time I want to take a shot. Does anyone have any recommendations on a better case setup?

(canon 5d w 17-40 & 100mm)

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Re: slr case

Postby NZcaver » Feb 7, 2012 6:58 pm

Two options - bigger case, or smaller camera. :wink:

If you can't find a good Pelican size, try Seahorse Cases. I have a couple of these I've been using for years as caving camera cases and they work great.
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Re: slr case

Postby gjm6syn6 » Feb 10, 2012 4:20 pm

Yeah that's what I figured, just gonna have to go bigger :) Thanks for the advice!

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Re: slr case

Postby jlogic_2000 » May 20, 2012 3:58 am

I just used a Pelican 1500 for Pine Hill Cave in southern ky (lots of crawling and tight places) ... I drilled into it, though, and mounted common drawer handles to the sides to use 2" webbing straps so I could "wear" it like a backpack (I used silicone sealing adhesive and then treated the inside with epoxy resin). I was able to turn it around and wear it on my chest when crawling, and I just drug it through places I couldn't wear it through. It really wasn't too bad, and I carried my 5D2 with a Sigma 12-24mm lens, attached, a 580EXII, two 160-LED light panels, a cheap 48" tripod, and a ton of batteries.

Packed:

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Detail of the handles I installed (secured with #10X3/4"32 machine screws and nylon threaded lock nuts - tapped #8 holes into the case so the screws "threaded" themselves into the case material, sealed with marine silicone adhesive, then epoxy resin over the inside):

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With the contraption on (no jokes about the model, haha):

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And here's what it looked like when we got back:

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I really love Pelican cases after this trip. That thing was half-dunked a couple of things, drug through water and over rocks and mud, it fell once, about 4-5 feet to the rocks below me when I tried to pass it off to someone, and by the end of our trip, I was literally slinging it in front of me across the rocky ground through a belly-crawl. It really took a beating, and everything inside came out perfect! It's a bit heavy, but it was worth it. It did great and I was happiest to have installed the straps during any of the crawls - there's a particular one that is about 100+ yards of just hands and knees on not-so-smooth rocks and 4 inches of flowing water - had it not have been for the straps, I'd have left it behind.
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Re: slr case

Postby NZcaver » Jun 16, 2012 11:57 pm

Awesome setup! :clap:

I recently picked up a B&W Type 30 case, which is a similar size and shape for about half the price of the equivalent Pelican. I'm pretty impressed with it, and I might eventually get around to making a carry pouch or harness for it.

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