Pelican cases

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  1. BetterSense

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    I'm thinking of buying a case for my 35mm stuff. I hope to fit 2 OM bodies, 3 or 4 lenses. Bonus points of I can cram in my n8008 and 50mm. Is a Pelican 1500 big enough?
     
  2. Dan Fromm

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    It depends on the lenses. I have a Peli 1500 that holds 2 Nikon bodies (FM2n, N8008S), each with a lens mounted (55/2.8, 35-70/3.3-4.5); two extension tubes (stacked) and two lenses (24/2.8, 105/2.8) sitting vertically; and a longer lens (200/4) sitting horizontally. There's room for a pair of Vivitar 283s and a little more. Depending on your lenses, you should be able to cram everything in.

    I don't see the point of going shooting with 2 OM bodies, lenses for them, and an n8008 with a 50. Leave the Nikon gear home and if you don't have a normal lens in OM mount get one. The less you carry, the better.

    Please adjust your behavior to fit your screen name. When I first contemplated getting a Pelicase, I got the catalog and laid the gear out on a table, with suitable spacing between the pieces, to find out which size case it would all fit. That's why I have a 1500, not a different model. Go do the same and stop asking questions a person with good sense could ask for itself.

    And don't tell me I'm rude. That's not the right word. The word you should use is direct. Blunt will also do.
     
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    The case is not for field usage; it's for storage.
     
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    I like pelican cases for field use. 1500 size is pretty handy.

    For fixed storage I use a metal rolling tool chest.
     
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    if all you need it for is storage, why not use a cardboard box? Among other things, Pelican cases, even around the house, scream STEAL ME!!!

    If you must have some sort of fancier case, go to a thrift store and see if any old video cameras have been donated -- I found one in a Halliburton case for $25. Tossed the camera, kept the case, but I still store my Nikons in an old milk crate in the darkroom.
     
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    Any time I've ever bought cases to put my gear in, I only ended up not using it any more.
     
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    Ok, I'll tell you. You're rude. And it is the right word. Along with direct and blunt, as I'm being now.

    Give the guy a break. You could have made your point without the scolding.
     
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    I have 2 Peli 1510 cases they have wheels and a long handles which is much better than carrying them,whatever model you decide on I recommend you get one with the padded dividers rather than the foam block insert, because although more expensive it's much more versatile, and you can much more in it. I use my Peli cases mainly for storage, but when travelling the 1510 model is a size acceptable by most airlines as carry on, and I carry a Domke F2 in my travel bag in my checked luggage for when I get to my destination.
     
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    Fair point, except that the OP has been around for a while and is still as opposed to self-help as ever. It isn't learning how to feed itself.