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12-27-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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OT: Pelican Case for K10

Does anyone have any experience with a Pelican 1500 case?
PC1504O Pelican 1500 Watertight Hard Case with Padded Dividers - Orange

I am looking to hold a my K10 with grip, a few lenses, about 3 flashes, some pocket wizards, chargers and some random small things.
I am wondering if the K10 with a grip will fit or would it be too tall to put in?

Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.

12-27-2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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do you plan to travel with it?

QuoteOriginally posted by pcfranchina Quote
Does anyone have any experience with a Pelican 1500 case?
PC1504O Pelican 1500 Watertight Hard Case with Padded Dividers - Orange

I am looking to hold a my K10 with grip, a few lenses, about 3 flashes, some pocket wizards, chargers and some random small things.
I am wondering if the K10 with a grip will fit or would it be too tall to put in?

Any advice would be really appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The interior dimensions are listed in the link above:

Interior Dimensions (L x W x D)16.75" x 11.18" x 6.12" (42.5 x 28.4 x 15.5 cm)

That means it's barely tall enough for the K10D plus battery grip - didn't know if you thought to measure yours?

You may wish to consider the 1514 series instead if you travel by air frequently. It's under the carry-on luggage limit, has the padded case plus dividers, and has a built in telescoping handle and wheels for rolling it through the airport.

Pelican | 1514 Watertight Case (Black) | PC1514 | B&H Photo Video

I plan on buying the 1514 in the new year, but it's going to be a squeeze to put in an FA* 300/2.8...

Cheers,
Marc

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12-27-2007, 06:57 PM   #3
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Yes. I looked at the dimensions, i didn't know how forgiving the padding was or if it was too snug. The K10 with the grip is just short of 6 inches high. The 1514 looks like a big case. It may be more case then I really need. Its not too easy to find a nice case that holds a little more then the standard kit. I hate just dumping flashes and Pocket Wizards into a bag.

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Do you have to have a hard case? If not, check out the Tamrac Super Pro line:

Tamrac - Model 614 Super Pro 14

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Doesn't have to be a hard case but the Tamrac Super Pro cases are really expensive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by pcfranchina Quote
Doesn't have to be a hard case but the Tamrac Super Pro cases are really expensive.
True enough. But so is an FA* 300/2.8. My Tamrac (linked above) has served me well, lo these last 25 years...
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I have the Pelican 1520 for my camera gear...and I can attest to the fact that they are tough cases. Had mine bounce off of my quad while in the mountains and actually ran over it with the quad before I could stop...not a good feeling when your new K10D and lenses are in there...but all was fine not a mark. The case had some scratches but no big deal.

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I'll second the durability of the pelicans- never had anythign as rough as harv3589 happen to mine, but its never let me down. havn't used it lately as it's not very convient to get gear in and out of, but if you need protection they are great.

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QuoteOriginally posted by harv3589 Quote
I have the Pelican 1520 for my camera gear...and I can attest to the fact that they are tough cases. Had mine bounce off of my quad while in the mountains and actually ran over it with the quad before I could stop...not a good feeling when you new K10D and lenses are in there...but all was fine not a mark. The case had some scratches but no big deal.

Ditto. Have the 1520 for my K10D. You could throw if off a cliff. ;-)
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Ditto. Have the 1520 for my K10D. You could throw if off a cliff. ;-)
I have one too, I've been wondering just how tough they are, is the offer still on? Can I throw yours off a cliff? ;-)
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I have one too, I've been wondering just how tough they are, is the offer still on? Can I throw yours off a cliff? ;-)
Absolutely! Just one thing, I'd have to have the K10D out so I could get some good images of you tossing it over the edge.

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Absolutely! Just one thing, I'd have to have the K10D out so I could get some good images of you tossing it over the edge.

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Yikes. Knowing just how heavy these cases, are...not sure I would want to be anywhere near the impact zone lol. I have the 1650 and love it to death.
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Ok I picked up a 1520 with dividers. Does anyone have an images of the inside of the case? Id love to see how other people set it up. I barely was able to fit in my K10, grip, 540 flash, 2 sunpak 383 flashes, a few lenses, 3 pocket wizards and a few other little things. I may need the bigger size.

Any images would be great.

Thanks!

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Pelican cases get brittle in below zero weather and will crack (even break off corners) if dropped any distance.

IMHO, these are better. Hardigg Storm Cases, Airtight, Watertight, Waterproof, Protection Systems, Dent-Resistant, Safe and Secure, Guaranteed For Life
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