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Justin
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      05-09-2011, 07:31 AM
I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?
 
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Paul
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      05-09-2011, 08:24 AM
Justin wrote:
> I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
> Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
> The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
> plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
> can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?


Your town probably has a plastics company, which has all sorts of
various kinds of plastic. Ask them what kinds of high density foams
they might have. Describe your application, and they can look up
the best kind of foam for it.

Don't be surprised if the asking price of the raw materials is
way over the top. They probably can't get "just a small piece" from
their supplier, and would have to order a minimum quantity, just
to give you some.

Paul
 
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J. Clarke
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      05-09-2011, 12:32 PM
In article <iq858g$ecb$(E-Mail Removed)>, (E-Mail Removed)
says...
>
> I'm looking at getting a hard case for a small hand held camcorder -
> Panasonic SD10k and Canon HF-M300.
> The problem is, they're too damn expensive. I'm not paying $50+ for a
> plastic box with foam. I saw a box (Pelican 1040 Micro Case) but where
> can I get some plain 'ol foam to cut some spaces for the camera?


Pelican sells a foam liner for the 1040 case, the liner is Pelican
number 1042.

B&H will sell you the liner for about 5 bucks and shipping.

<http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._1040_400_000_
1042_Pick_N_Pluck.html>.

For other sources google "Pelican 1042".

If you don't mind a little bigger case, the Pelican 1120 is about an
inch and a half larger in all dimensions and comes with foam for about
20 bucks.

Note for future reference that the Pelican site lists the accessories
for all their cases <http://www.pelican.com>, from there look up the
case and there will be an accessories link at the bottom.

If you need foam that is different from what Pelican provides, McMaster-
Carr <http://www.mcmaster.com> has a wide range of options.
12"x12"x1/2" polyurethane is about 10 bucks and shipping.
 
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Gary Eickmeier
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      05-10-2011, 05:08 AM
Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
carry-on.

Gary Eickmeier


 
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Justin
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      05-17-2011, 06:45 AM
On 5/10/11 1:08 AM, Gary Eickmeier wrote:
> Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
> sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
> carry-on.
>
> Gary Eickmeier
>
>


Thanks!
That might be my best bet - since I'm on somewhat of a budget.
 
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David Ruether
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      05-17-2011, 02:04 PM


"Justin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message news:
iqt5j0$joh$(E-Mail Removed):
> On 5/10/11 1:08 AM, Gary Eickmeier wrote:


> > Yer local fabric store or hobby/crafts emporium might also help. They have
> > sheets or blocks of foam. I prefer a soft case myself, especially for a
> > carry-on.
> >
> > Gary Eickmeier


> Thanks!
> That might be my best bet - since I'm on somewhat of a budget.


Be careful storing gear in foam (or in plastic bags without
properly "charged" silica gel, for that matter - otherwise
mold can be a problem). Foam can turn into a flaky, gooey
mess that is hard to clean off gear. Best maybe is to store
gear on open shelves, and place gear in the bags of choice
for carrying it or for traveling with it...
--DR

 
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