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Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« on: February 10, 2012, 11:06:01 AM »
Hi,
Iā€™m looking for decent compact hard case for my next trip to China ā€“ that can hold one camera and one lens.

 I plan to pack this case inside my full size luggage ā€“ not to carry with me on the airplane.

Any suggestion guys?

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Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2012, 11:12:12 AM »
hold one camera and one lens

More info, please.  A 60D with a 50mm f/1.4 vs. a 1DsIII with a 400mm f/2.8 would require different cases...  Your S100 and a pair of sunglasses would constitute a camera and 2 lenses, and could fit in a pocket.   :P

Personally, if I were taking a camera and one lens, I'd carry them on, regardless.
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2012, 11:16:30 AM »
hold one camera and one lens

More info, please.  A 60D with a 50mm f/1.4 vs. a 1DsIII with a 400mm f/2.8 would require different cases...  Your S100 and a pair of sunglasses would constitute a camera and 2 lenses, and could fit in a pocket.   :P

Personally, if I were taking a camera and one lens, I'd carry them on, regardless.

Hi neuroanatomist,
5D II and 50mm prime....any suggestion? beside carry with me ;)
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:24:43 AM »
5D II and 50mm prime....any suggestion? beside carry with me ;)

I *hate* to beat a dead horse, but why are you against carrying-on?  Have you been to China before? Are you traveling with others?

That's a small enough setup to safely carry with  you; or pack away, honestly, any more than that, and I wouldn't chance it in the luggage.

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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 11:25:54 AM »
I'm not sure when it will ship or when you're leaving but this looks pretty nice: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mgeyster/cam-crate-a-weatherproof-dslr-camera-case
I don't really have a need for such a case at this time but it looks really nice, for all intents and purposes it is a camera specific pelican case.
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 11:39:42 AM »
From the Pelican line, I'd recommend the Storm im2075 or the Pelican 1300, with the foam insert you can pluck to the desired shape.  Personally, I like the latches on the Storm cases better. 
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2012, 12:15:50 PM »
5D II and 50mm prime....any suggestion? beside carry with me ;)

I *hate* to beat a dead horse, but why are you against carrying-onHave you been to China before? Are you traveling with others?

That's a small enough setup to safely carry with  you; or pack away, honestly, any more than that, and I wouldn't chance it in the luggage.

Hi dstppy,
I have a 17" fujitsu laptop and some electronics test equipment as carry on.

For the last 5 years, I travel to China 3-5 times a year. We have CMs in Dongguan City - we usually arrive in HongKong Airport and take Ferries to China.

and yes...I travel with my co-workers, but we all have our own stuff to carry.

I usually carry a s95 and s100 with me - but want it to try something different this time ;)
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Re: Decent Compact Hard Case for Travel
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2012, 01:01:16 PM »
Get the 1450 and take all your lenses.  :)  Or a 1510 and use it to carry you laptop and all your luggage.

I would look into a Pelican case with the nylon covered foam.  And I do understand the desire to travel light, I just don't know the size of case that would let you do that.  I'm sure there is one out there.
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