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#1 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 04:22 AM

Hi there,

Can anyone steer me in the right direction to find a good deal on pelican cases for the HVX200 with pre-cut foam.

Websites? Stores?

I'm in LA too.

I've tried filmtools but they seem expensive.

Cheers
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#2 Rory Hanrahan

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:04 AM

FilmTools has about the average price -- Pelicans are expensive, but considering what they're protecting, I'd fork it over?

I think I've gotten a few from pelican-case.com or another similar online retailer?
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#3 Tom Hepburn

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 10:27 AM

I got mine from this place after shopping around. I don' t think they have precut foam though. I went pick and pluck.

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#4 Ralph Keyser

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:47 AM

I've had really good luck with the Pelican cases surviving serious abuse, and since you're counting on them to protect your gear, it's probably worth the investment.

The pre-cut foam is a little trickier. The folks at Zacuto make a pre-cut insert for the HVX-200 that goes in a Storm Case, although I have no first hand information about the quality of the insert or the Storm Case. You can try a Google search on something like "custom foam fabrication <city>". There's a place here in Albuquerque that will make anything you want out of your choice of different types of foam. Great looking, custom designed foam for your case, but a little expensive. You can also cut your own with a knife and a little bit of work from a single block of foam. The pick-and-pluck (or whatever they call it) foam that you can order in Pelican cases works just fine too, although it tends to get a little ratty over time.
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#5 Gregory Irwin

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:56 AM

I've bought several Pelican cases from a wholesale website called cases4less.com.

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#6 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 03:09 PM

Yeah, I've been doing a bit of looking around and the only site I have found that looks like it might sell it with the pre-cu foam is this one -

http://www.casesbype...s-panasonic.htm

I know it displays a picture with the foam cut out but It doesn't state anywhere that it's what you actually get.

This site also looks a little dodgy? Does anyone else get that impression?

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 09:23 PM

www.cases4less.com

I like the Storm Cases. They're just like Pelican. The foam inside are those little square you shape yourself.

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Posted 14 January 2009 - 11:09 PM

I prefer Hardigg Storm cases too. Easy latches that don't scrape your knuckles, and they're a little lighter too, so I can check more gear in the same space for flights out of town. They're not 100% submersible though so they're a little less waterproof than Pelican's.
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#9 Chris Keth

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 12:25 AM

www.cases4less.com

I like the Storm Cases. They're just like Pelican. The foam inside are those little square you shape yourself.

Chris


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I found that cases4less had the best prices when I was shopping for a case for my 4x5. I assume they would also be about the best for other sizes.
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#10 Mike Thorn

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:51 AM

The jury is out on Storm cases here. I like the hinge design. Not so keen on the latches. I don't like the inability to latch Pelican cases *quietly*, but sometimes I feel like the Storms just don't latch securely enough. You have to be extra careful to make sure they click.

I don't throw my cases overboard, so the waterproof issue isn't a big deal, although it's nice to know that if the Fedex plane goes down in the Fiji islands, at least Wilson can do a vlog while he's stranded. I'm assuming that's how he did it, anyway...

Amvona.com has some cheaper cases. I have no idea how they stand up. They're supposed to be invulnerable like Pelicans, but the price makes me wonder.

Edited by Mike Thorn, 15 January 2009 - 09:53 AM.

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#11 Matthew Rogers

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:00 AM

This is the cheapest place I've found cases: http://www.opticspla...-box-brand.html

They look like they cost more than cases at cases4less, but when you consider shipping also, they normally are cheaper. Quick to ship too!

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#12 Chris Keth

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:11 PM

When I was in school I worked at our equipment facilities. Stormcases and pelis alike were thrown about by students for years and neither looked the worse for wear.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:25 AM

Hi there,

Can anyone steer me in the right direction to find a good deal on pelican cases for the HVX200 with pre-cut foam.

Websites? Stores?

I'm in LA too.

I've tried filmtools but they seem expensive.

Cheers

I've bought mine recently from:

KC Specialty Products

2219 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1807
United States

Toll-Free: 866-820-4161
Phone: 310-914-5405
Fax: 310-914-5485

They were very helpful and had a good selection.

Last year Pelican replaced all my old cases for free. (not the inserts though) What a great company.
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#14 Topher Ryan

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:51 AM

I've bought mine recently from:

KC Specialty Products

2219 Pontius Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90064-1807
United States

Toll-Free: 866-820-4161
Phone: 310-914-5405
Fax: 310-914-5485

They were very helpful and had a good selection.

Last year Pelican replaced all my old cases for free. (not the inserts though) What a great company.



That's great that they replaced them. May I ask what sort of catastrophe led to that happening? Did you destruct the indestructible?
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#15 Ira Ratner

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 10:33 AM

For my 35mm SLR lenses, what depth of case should I be looking for?
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#16 James Martin

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:13 PM

For the majority of SLR lenses and camera, I would suggest the Peli 1500 or 1550 cases. You need only a depth of 10 - 15cm for the main foam (overall case depth around 20cm).
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