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    Just got my Pelican 1510 insert from TrekPak.



    So far I'm very pleased with the material quality, how secure my gear fits, and how easy it is to customize once new gear needs arise.



    Anyone else using their system?
    I can't speak for longevity, since I just received it, but my initial impressions are very good.
    At this point, I would definitely recommend TrekPak.
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    Nice Jeff-
    I bought the Pelican divider kit, which is foam-in-nylon-shell dividers and velcro. Less rigid than yours, tho that does offer some nice "give" when I slide in bulky bits like my fully-rigged Scarlet....
    I think the 1510 is a great case/system.

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    Looks a little short in the shock protection department. Don't check it on a plane...
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    I've been working with TrekPak on this system and the possibility of a slightly heavier version. They seem very aware of what the needs are in the cinema market and I would expect their product lineup to only improve with time. Its a very robust & solid solution and I'd recco it whole-heartedly.

    Very keen to get the latest 1510 and 1560 kits myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Gardner View Post
    Looks a little short in the shock protection department. Don't check it on a plane...
    There's definitely not as much give as your typical padded velcro dividers, but since you can slide/cut the pieces however you need them, you're able to get a really snug fit.

    Since this is the 1510 (FAA carryon approved), it will NEVER be checked with my Scarlet inside.
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    I bought the Alpine backpack version from Kickstarter and just came back from using it on a job. Use it for photography gear...would love to see this stuff for cinema gear too. I plan on outfitting my Pelicans with their divider system too. Very efficient.

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    My TrekPak w/ Pelican 1510 arrived yesterday. I was looking for something that would fit

    - RED/bridgeplate/top plate/WC Quickback/monitor all in one piece
    - 19mm rails
    - WC safety dovetail
    - batteries (two Switronix & Red volts)
    - accessories / lens

    Very pleased with how it all fits. And the dividers are both snug and easy to move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.M. Harper View Post
    My TrekPak w/ Pelican 1510 arrived yesterday. I was looking for something that would fit

    - RED/bridgeplate/top plate/WC Quickback/monitor all in one piece
    - 19mm rails
    - WC safety dovetail
    - batteries (two Switronix & Red volts)
    - accessories / lens

    Very pleased with how it all fits. And the dividers are both snug and easy to move.

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    Thanks for posting the photos!!!

    I've got a 1610 with the pick n' pluck foam, that I haven't gotten around to setting up as it seems like such a hassle.

    My intended usage is just for around town, NOT in a plane (unless carry-on, I suppose).

    How is the bottom of the case protected? Does it come with a layer of foam/protection for the bottom [when case is open]?

    Do you have any tips for placement?

    I presume the heaviest would go on the bottom [when case was upright], so as not to shift around, but ... maybe it would be safer to put the RED & side handle on the top (most valuable on top)?

    Any tips on protecting lenses - or am I worrying too much?

    I'd guess that having some pre-cut pieces of foam (that would not shred or shed particles like the pick n pluck [I've heard does]) of different sizes to strategically position would come in handy?

    How long after ordering did your order arrive?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Les C. View Post


    I presume the heaviest would go on the bottom [when case was upright], so as not to shift around, but ... maybe it would be safer to put the RED & side handle on the top (most valuable on top)?

    Any tips on protecting lenses - or am I worrying too much?

    Agreed - heavier items like batteries should be on the bottom. The more the weight, the more the stress on the dividers. If they are on the bottom, they are pushing against the case wall. Another benefit of the heaviest items on the bottom: keeps the center of gravity lower.

    The camera should be towards the top - and when possible, centered. When the case is rolling on uneven surfaces (think ceramic tiles, paver stone walkways - you get the idea) ... the vibrations / small shocks will be greatest closer to the wheels. The greater the distance between the wheels and camera, the more the vibrations will be attenuated.
    About centering: try locating pockets for cables left and right of the camera body. Added shock protection if the case takes a hit. If not quite enough room, consider moving the quickback into it's own compartment.

    As far as the glass - if you have the room, consider a soft lens bag or lens wrap and you have an added layer of protection for minimal cost.
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    Hey JM, I'm assuming you don't have a side handle on your Red? I really fancy buying the system but I worry about having the camera on its side like that in a 1510. .
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