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#141 thetrickster


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Posted 24 August 2018 - 07:17 PM

I recently got a Pelicase 1535 (the newer Air variant of the popular 1510) with the Trek pac inserts and ThinkTank lid organiser to replace my ThinkTank Security V2 as I’ve had a couple of issues in the past with its size (56x35x23) and over zealous gate staff.

But man the 1535 is just too small. Not sure I can use it :-(.

As seen from the photos above you have to almost strip the housings down to to get them to fit.

I need something that is 22cm deep to take the Inferno housing standing up otherwise it takes up almost all the 1535 alone. I’ve had a couple of CineBag camera bags but if I’m honest apart from their newer UW series, their bags are pretty poor compared to ThinkTank or Tenba.

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#142 hezishohat


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Posted 03 February 2019 - 09:47 PM



I have Nauticam D500 which is 9.4'' height and 13.7'' width. no hard case or soft case is enough for this. 

So when I traveled from Israel to Mexico, I just carried housing with the 9'' heavy glass dome with a weapon strap.

camera in the housing

there are no rules for camera weight when it's on you.

5 flights, Internal and Trans Atlantic. no one ask any question.

I just padded the dome with thick bubbles nylon

it's ok only when you go directly to diving safari. not recommended for long trip


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#143 synthetic


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Posted 05 May 2019 - 09:37 AM

I hate to check my housing so I fit it in a carryon. I used a small cooler bag and padded it with a yoga mat. Nauticam 5D4 housing, macro port, SMC, two Inon Z220 strobes, and a spotter light = 15.0 lb.


I just bought the Cinebags "Lens Smuggler" bag for my camera, lenses, laptop, batteries, and other misc electronics. That one is pushing 17 lb, but I'll put a lens in my pocket if they want to weigh it. 



Edited by synthetic, 05 May 2019 - 08:24 PM.

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#144 rfkissling3


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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:28 PM

I have used a soft sided cooler with good success. Heavy though, no way around that!