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    Craftright - Safe Case

    I picked up this Hard Case - Pelican knock off up from Bunnings for $69.00.
    There were a range of colours to chose from as long as you wanted Yellow.

    The outside dimensions are 465mmx360mmx170mm making it roughly about the same size as the 1500 Pelican case.
    The case is made from a 3-5mm thick Poly / plastic material which appears similar to that of the pelicans.

    The inside dimensions are approx 425mmx290mmx160mm. (120mm base & 40mm lid)
    The case comes with 40mm convoluted Foam for the lid and 30mm for the base and pick and pluck foam, the pick and pluck foam is in 2 layers of about 30mm thick, which will allow you store both thinner and thicker items by only removing one layer of the foam.


    The lid has a rubber seal all round to provide the advertised water resistance and is also stated to be air tight and dust proof.


    The lid has a positive detent on opening that requires a deliberate action to close, this stops the lid falling closed when it is wanted to stay open.
    The hinges appear to be a stainless steel pin although I think that would actually only be a chrome / zinc plated steel
    There is provision for padlocks to make the case secure
    The latches whilst not a double action as on the Pelican are very sturdy and positive


    The handle is a one piece moulded arrangement with a very positive hinge
    There is also a threaded knob with an o'ring that seems similar to the Pressure Equalisation Valve advertised on the Pelicans


    Whilst I am unable to comment first hand on the Pelican cases, this case provides good value for money for the average user.
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    awesome Mark, these look great!! Might have to grab one for my gear
    Happy to take all constructive Critique, please don't rework or edit my photos. Thanks!

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    For tassie people...
    Found these in the rosny bunnings store (across the road from macca's) very happy with my purchase think i might even go back and get another for future camera gear!

    Read somewhere the launceston bunnings had them in stock also.

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    A much better review than I did -

    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ad.php?t=29801

    And they've dropped in price!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darn View Post
    For tassie people...
    Found these in the rosny bunnings store (across the road from macca's) very happy with my purchase think i might even go back and get another for future camera gear!

    Read somewhere the launceston bunnings had them in stock also.
    Launceston didn't have last time I checked I was tempted to get one but with my current set up by bag suits me well.

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    Just got one today from Bunnings heaps of room

    Here's the setup at pres (at least onbe more peice of pick and pack foam left in case i change things lol)
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgbphotographytas View Post
    Launceston didn't have last time I checked I was tempted to get one but with my current set up by bag suits me well.
    Be sure to have a look around the store yourself most of the people working at the stores have no idea about most of there stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darn View Post
    Be sure to have a look around the store yourself most of the people working at the stores have no idea about most of there stock
    Well after a very quick change of my plans yesterday after spotting a second body + lens cheap for Sabrina to use I went and got one last night



    I am going to cut out a bit of the empty space in the middle to put spares batteries, SD cards and cables tonight

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    Looks good......even though it's Nikon stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Looks good......even though it's Nikon stuff
    Paul/Sabrina's is Pentax

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miaow View Post
    Paul/Sabrina's is Pentax















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    Great find, the big question is what is the screw in the front for?

    These are one off stock I was told, so they wont be replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    Looks good......even though it's Nikon stuff
    Sorry but it is Pentax gear

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prang View Post
    Great find, the big question is what is the screw in the front for?

    These are one off stock I was told, so they wont be replaced.
    no idea what that does either

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prang View Post
    Great find, the big question is what is the screw in the front for?
    It is a pressure release screw, you undo it after air travel so the case will open easily.

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    Nice find must pay bunnings a visit

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    Has anybody found an easy way to carry these while out and about?

    Mine will be spending most of it's time just being used to transport the gear in the car and then I grab what I need and leave the rest in the car but I will have times when I wants to carry the case, I have found an idea that I think will work and will have some photos up later on hopefully showing it.

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    Mine are just for transport. I wouldn't like to carry them to far.

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    carry it inside a backpack

    No charge.


    My local Bunnings had none.
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    Paul,
    If you have a look at the images above you will notice a smallish U shaped device on the front - it is called a handle, to the best of mine they are provided for carrying

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