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alexturton

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Lens storage for checked in luggage
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:29:01 PM »
I'm going on holiday next week. I'll be carrying a bunch of lenses in my suitcase which will obviously be checked into the cargo of the plane.

I really like the look of the betashell cases but I'm not convinced their available in the UK.


Can anyone recommend some good sturdy lens cases suitable for 70_200 2.8 is ii, sigma 35mm 1.4, canon 24mm 1.4, canon 100mm macro L?

Must be uk available stock.

THanks in advanced.
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Lens storage for checked in luggage
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:29:01 PM »

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Re: Lens storage for checked in luggage
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 03:37:36 PM »
Rather than individual cases, what about a medium sized pelican case to old all the lenses.....they could ride in custom foam.... Just place the case into your suitcase...
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Re: Lens storage for checked in luggage
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 03:53:05 PM »
Rather than individual cases, what about a medium sized pelican case to old all the lenses.....they could ride in custom foam.... Just place the case into your suitcase...


+1, or a Storm case (Pelican owns that brand, actually) - I find the latches easier.  A Storm im2300 with dividers would fit them, with space for one more standard lens if needed.  If you get the pick-and-pluck foam, the slightly smaller im2200 would likely do.



Alternatively, I often use Lowepro Lens Cases to store individual lenses. However, when I do that they're usually packed in a hard-sided case (like the carry-on sized Storm im2500, which I use just in case I'm forced to check the case).
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Re: Lens storage for checked in luggage
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 04:58:01 PM »
thats an interesting idea. I might see if I can find a small peli case that will fit inside my suitcase.
Bodies: 5d mk iii, 60d
Primes: 24L 1.4, Sigma 35 1.4, 40 pancake, 50L 1.2, 85L 1.2 ii, 8mm fisheye, lensbaby, 100L macro.
Zooms: 16-35 2.8 ii, 24-70 2.8 ii, 70-200 2.8 is ii, 120-400

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Re: Lens storage for checked in luggage
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 04:58:01 PM »