« on: January 13, 2012, 10:10:59 AM »
I'm not sure there's much of a market for lens cases. I have a couple of brand new, still on the card Lowepro lens cases that I can't sell or even give away.
Personally, I really like lens cases. Using the Lowepro SlipLock system (Toploader Pro cases, Deluxe Technical Belt) I have a flexible and modular system that can carry one or two lenses, or three or four if necessary.
These Beta cases do look interesting, but not to me personally, as I would generally want everything protected, including camera(s), flashes, etc., and thus I use Pelican Storm cases. But then, a small Peli case (like the 1120) with foam would hold a camera, and with the Beta cases for lenses it would make a modular storage system that would be good for kayaking/canoeing, etc.
Hey Neuro, what do you use for Pelicans and what is your set up?
I picked up a 1650 for my Photogenic PL2500DR strobes, and can fit 2 of those, a PL1250DR, 3 7" reflectors and still have room to put together a segment for the cords, et al.
Trying to figure out which Pelican would work for my 5D MK II, T2i, then my Pocket Wizards, Sekonic LM and a bunch of lenses.
But back on topic... The "shock" part is what scares me on these. I think they do fine for protecting the integrity of the lens case, et al, but also think that once people think their items are "bulletproof" they are less cautious, and that dropping these may cause a lot more internal damage then expected.
Maybe I missed it on their site as well, but I would find it helpful if they took the time to match the case to the lens, or in the case a lens fit in multiple, they had a little app where you listed your lenses and they would recommend cases.