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How many of you own one of these ?

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And if not, why the heck not ?!?!   :o

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Pelican cases are the coolest thing since, fishing rods were invented ! They are watertight, shockproof, dustproof, insultated, and they will float several pounds of gear (more than you are likely to carry in it).

I carry this little one (which is getting kind of crowded nowadays) with two digital cameras, my certified scale, my iPod, the face plate of my truck stereo, and my two way remote alarm transmitter, and never do I worry about it getting splashed..... or sitting out in pouring rain.

It's as much an integral part of my fishing gear, as my rods, and my tackle bag.

I just can't even imagine going without one.

I actually own 3 of them. I have another larger one for my DSLR and my big lens, which also goes with me on most fishing trips nowadays too.

Maybe you have just never considered one.... But I think you really should !

They are not that expensive IMPO either, for how much value they represent. And they are really tough, so they will last many years.

Nope. I'm not sponsored by them.... But I wish I was !  :)

Peace,

Fish

Here's where I get mine; http://www.casesbypelican.com/

The one I showed here is the little 1400, with pick and pluck foam.

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Hey Biz, those are cool too ! I have one of those that I carry my go-everywhere car-cam in.

At the very least, every angler needs one of those. I just like a little larger case so I can carry two cams + all the other stuff I mentioned, as well :)

Peace,

Fish

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And if not, why the heck not ?!?! :o

No, because I shore fish and carry a couple rods and my tackle bag.  I have an older digital camera in the tacklebag.  If that camera breaks it won't really matter, I'll just get another junky one.

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Overkill.  I've dragging a $3000 DSLR around for years using a a small padded compartment from my Domke camera bag inside one of these: http://cascadedesigns.com/sealline/dry-bags/baja-dry-bag/product

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And if not, why the heck not ?!?!

Honestly? It costs more than the scale and camera it would protect. ...lol Plus, my scale and camera are kept in a dry storage compartment in padded cases.  (same end result, just not a portable option)

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For the rare moments toting a camera for fishing my pocket or a belt bag works fine. Guesstimating my fish weights works for me.

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A rubbermaid, watertight container keeps my hundred dollar coolpix camera just fine.  A soft cloth prevents the camera from scuffing.

I cannot resist tweaking Francho a bit for calling the Pelican overkill, and in the next breath talks about his 3000 dollar camera. 

Oh the irony.

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I've got a couple pelican cases.  One for my guns and one for a camera just like yours FC.  Its black though.

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I'm happy with my Sony pocket camera.  Comes with a neat little case. :)

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I don't own any pelicans so I have no need for the cases. ;D

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I'll bite Chris, which size do you have for your DSLR?

Or better yet, which would you suggest for a guy with a mere fraction of the lenses that you've probably got.  Mine is a Nikon D40 with the standard 35mm and a 200mm.  Do you think this one would work?

http://www.casesbypelican.com/1454.htm

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I've got a couple of thos pelican cases.  I've got a medium sized one I keep binoculars in and a much smaller one for my cell phone.  I've lost a couple of cell phones when they fell out of my pocket when I was in my boat.  I think that pelican case is pretty cheap insurance.  (there is a float attatched to the smaller pelican case, should I drop the whole thing and yes, I've checked to be certain that the float is big enough.)

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I've got one I keep a handgun in. If you don't mind me asking, what brand/type of scale do you use?

Jason

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I am a land surveyor and most of my survey equipment was delivered in a Pelican case of some sort. The only other Pelican I have bought is to store my DSLR and several lenses. The only thing that makes the pelican case better than ziplock, padded, etc. is you can stack heavy stuff on them. I like being able to throw the lawn chairs and suitcases right on top of my camera case without worrying about damage. Also if I forget and leave it in a hot car too long I don't have to worry about heat damage. JMHO

Ronnie

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A rubbermaid, watertight container keeps my hundred dollar coolpix camera just fine. A soft cloth prevents the camera from scuffing.

I cannot resist tweaking Francho a bit for calling the Pelican overkill, and in the next breath talks about his 3000 dollar camera.

Oh the irony.

LOL, yeah, I know.  People go way overboard on camera storage.  When I'm not on the water, a simple Domke reporter's bag is all I use.  You can't get the shot if you're fumbling around, getting you gear out of storage.

Without that camera, I wouldn't have been able to make this:

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I've got one I keep a handgun in. If you don't mind me asking, what brand/type of scale do you use?

Jason

I believe he uses a Salter.

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I am a land surveyor and most of my survey equipment was delivered in a Pelican case of some sort. The only other Pelican I have bought is to store my DSLR and several lenses. The only thing that makes the pelican case better than ziplock, padded, etc. is you can stack heavy stuff on them. I like being able to throw the lawn chairs and suitcases right on top of my camera case without worrying about damage. Also if I forget and leave it in a hot car too long I don't have to worry about heat damage. JMHO

Ronnie

I did have a camera get baked in a pelican. But it was 105+ degrees and in direct sunlight for a couple hours. Woops. :)

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Hey Fishes in the Trees, my DSLR case is the Pelican 1520. I really don't have too many lenses yet... just 4 of them, but the 400 5.6 is pretty big.

What I'd suggest, would be to arrange your equipment out on a flat surface, with just a little space between each. Try to make them into a basic rectangle, and lay taller items down flat, if possible. Then just basically measure the height, length, and width required for your items.

Pelican gives the inside dimensions for each of their cases, and they start out tiny, and go all the way up to huge.

BTW, I prefer the yellow, or orange ones, because if they should ever end up floating, they will be easier to spot + they don't get near so hot, laying out on a hot boat deck in the Summer.

Peace,

Fish

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Yes, my certified scale is a Salter Brecknal. But more often than not, I just use one of my two Berkeley's. The Certified Salter is really just in case I catch something that REALLY matters... lake record, personal best, state record, etc.

Biz, what color was the Pelican you cooked the camera in ? My little mini is blue.... not as good as yellow or white, but still better than black I suppose.

JF, it's funny... people do spend a lot of money on camera storage, but what's really funny, is that often, they spend that money on soft carry bags that don't offer near as much protection as a Pelican ? Those cases might be better for actually carrying around (with the shoulder strap and all) but I just use my truck, or my boat to carry my Pelicans. When I get to where I'm going to do some photography, I don't carry the camera in the case.... I take it out, and carry it by hand, with my finger on the trigger :)

Peace,

Fish

PS, I think it's cool that Pelicans are used ALL the time, by ALL sorts of different professional workers, Firemen, Ambulance, etc, etc. That should say something about the quality of them.

Any time I get some new piece of expensive equipment (like when I bougfht my DSLR) I'm darn near as excited about the new Pelican case I'm getting for it :)

They really are not that expensive. The little one that I carry all the camera stuff, and scale, stereo faceplate, iPod, cell phone, etc.... is only about $75. Cheap insurance for $1000 or more worth of sensitive electronics.

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Fish, mine is clear, with a black rubber insert in the bottom. It may have even been black side up, dont remember.

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