Pelican Cases

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Hey can someone recommend a case size for me. I'm looking to house my lighting kit. I want a case that will hold 2 B800 Alienbee light heads with reflector, 1 B400 with reflector, the Vagabond Mini and all the lighting cords.

I have no where local that sells these cases, and was hoping someone here can help me out. OR, suggest a different brand of hard case for my lights. Matybe even a cheaper solution, but DEFINITELY a lightweight, hard case.

Thanx in advance.

Here's the one I'm thinking of getting, ( EXPENSIVE), not sure if it'll hold everything.
 
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I've been using a small Pelican case for years with the dividers to store lenses and extras and it's worked very well for me, but I wouldn't call it light. Very sturdy, waterproof and durable but not light. I use a Lightware case for my Dynalite power pack and heads, lighter, but not as rugged.

The Pelican website lists all the dimensions, so I'd just carefully measure.

http://www.pelican.com/
 
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One word of caution is not all pelican cases are waterproof. I use to think that just because it was a pelican case that meant it was waterproof. I was suprised when I found out I was incorrect so check the case specs if that is important to you.
 
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Agree with pictureted

I have a Pelican 1514 and love it for its intended purpose, but it definitely isn't what I would call lightweight.
 
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Using a 1510 to store my 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 VR, 200-400VR, when not in use. Considering getting another 1510 to store my primes.

I also have a Hardigg Storm IM2500 CS which is basically the same thing. I will say I like the latches on the Hardigg a little more. I use this without any inserts to store all my small lighting grip gear and clamps.

GenoP
 
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Using a 1510 to store my 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 VR, 200-400VR, when not in use. Considering getting another 1510 to store my primes.

I also have a Hardigg Storm IM2500 CS which is basically the same thing. I will say I like the latches on the Hardigg a little more. I use this without any inserts to store all my small lighting grip gear and clamps.

GenoP
Thanx for that info Geno!!
 
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What are you using it to hold? Which model do you have?
Using it to store a D700, 24-70, 70-200, a couple flash units, and a couple older lenses.

My understanding is that the 1514 designation is the 1510 case w/padded dividers, as opposed to foam. In any event, it is also sized so that it can be used as a carry-on for domestic air travel.
 
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Using it to store a D700, 24-70, 70-200, a couple flash units, and a couple older lenses.

My understanding is that the 1514 designation is the 1510 case w/padded dividers, as opposed to foam. In any event, it is also sized so that it can be used as a carry-on for domestic air travel.
Thank you.
 

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