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N. Lindstrom Photo 3:55am, 30 March 2008
I will be leaving the lower 48 a few times this year and Im lookin to give my camera and my gear in general some extra protection, both in transit as well as while shooting. I think a nice small air-tight equipment case would be a nice start.

I have looked a bit, but if anyone has any experience or suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.
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I hear the Pelican cases are really nice. However, I am heading to California next week. My carry on will be a lowepro Computrekker AW backpack. I will have my camera, 3 flashes, all of my filters, batteries, cable release, etc... and it holds my laptop.
I would never, ever check my photo equipment. Especially if leaving the country. I have heard horror stories of certain pieces of equipment not making it.
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Look at a Lowe Pro Dryzone of you want water tight
products.lowepro.com/catalog/Waterproof,18.htm
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
When I have left the country in the past, I used a small pelican case to bring my camera and a two lenses. I backpack around central america, staying in my tent most of the time, and the pelican case is very good in the overly moist rainforest. Down side is its bulky, square and heavy.
Ive always used the brand pelican, but there are a few cheaper brands out there that ive never heard anything bad about.
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Yeah I was considering one of those. In the next year I will be in high humidity as well as low, in the desert.
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JustinSinks 10 years ago
how much money are you looking to spend? If you really like your camera, you could always get an underwater case for it. Yes, you could use it underwater, but it also helps with keeping sand and humidity off your camera. I always travel with my little camera in its underwater case. The downside is youre going to spend around the same for the case as you did for your camera. But, if you arent going underwater, there are cheaper ones that would still keep dirt and stuff off.
Sand and salt water is a killer!
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N. Lindstrom Photo 10 years ago
Will the Pelicans accomodate a shoulder strap? It didnt say on B&H, and I cant tell from the pics.
Fnawzm 10 years ago
Pelican does make some soft sided cases too. I saw one advertised in outdoor photog a while back but I haven't been able to find it. It seemed to me like it was exclusively off one website too. Not the pelican site. If I remember right it was a rolling backpack. But then it also depends upon what you expect too. My lowepro slingshot has a hood too make it "all-weather" too. So does my phototrekker. Pelican does make some hard cases that are carry-on size also. I'd vouch for them. We use them for work and have never had any problems at all.
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JustinSinks Posted 10 years ago. Edited by JustinSinks (admin) 10 years ago
the pelicans do have holes on the front for a shoulder strap or locks.
I think they have smaller sizes up at first photo. and sometimes they have them at Best Buy, ones with the bag inside them. They have a different brand name on them, but they are pelicans.
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