Peli 1510 ideal wheeled case

I bought the Peli 1510 case a while back as it doubles perfectly as a carry on camera case and also as the perfect luggage case for short trips where you don’t want your bag in the hold. I have a few peli cases and this is as good as any. I also bought a padded insert for my gear but this just pulls out with my slr when I just need clothes space. I bought the lid organiser for this too which fastened in by way of 6 small screws. This stays in place but is perfect for the clutter of travel. iPod leads, chargers, torches, batteries and heart rate monitors all fit in here.
Best of all my 17 mac laptop sits in here on top of my clothes with some on top as padding – it then becomes a near indestructible travle bag as I am not worried about it being squashed or anything like that.
So far it’s done trip to new york, 3 to Baghdad 2 to Amman Jordan and will go in 10 days to verbier on a snowboard jaunt. Worth every penny and if you get it cheaper in the US it’s definately worth every dime.


Peli Case 1510/Pelican 1510 case Description:  Unbreakable, watertight, dustproof, chemical resistant and corrosion proof. These are some of the features of this Peli 1510 case that offers total protection for your equipment.

The Peli 1510 case allows you to securely protect, and easily carry, all of your valuable belongings (computers, photo equipment/film, electronic devices) while travelling and is much used in the TV/Film and photography industries.

Like all Peli cases, the Peli 1510 case is made of Ultra High Impact structural co-polymer that makes it extremely strong and durable. Its exclusive 6.4 mm neoprene o-ring and ABS latches seal perfectly and includes an automatic purge valve for quick equalization after changes in atmospheric pressure, and has a comfortable rubber over-molded carry handle.

It comes with a new effortless-release extendable handle, rugged wheels, the double step latches, and the new metal reinforced padlock protectors and meets the FAA hand luggage size allowed for air travel

B&H is big

New York New York is my kinda town although trip to B&H on sunday to buy some stuff was a lesson in uber-mobbed. Like an Ikea store opening or Selfridges sale …. Seemed like 500 tourists in a desperation to buy shi* cheapo cameras.
Still I had ripped out some pages and knew what I was after …. Rode mic for the HD video kit, boom pole, utility organiser for the peli case and a smaller wheeled peli 1510 case to use for Iraq trips and for carry on luggage. This should be good as the 17inch macbook just fits across the top (addition * for the one person who came across the blog it fits well either across the top of the padded dividers with a padded lid or if using the organiser lid it might be worthwhile adding a bit of clothing to pad the top out).

Catching 3 flights in a row is always a pain and you feel the weight of the laptop after 12 hours.
Was in a buying mood yet resisted the urge to buy either a nikon 80-200 2.8 or a voigtlander 50mm 1.5 for the bessa.
Had the nikon digital with me and took some pics to make stitched pano’s – look forward to seeing how those pan (excuse the pun) out……