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A Cute Little Pelican Case For Micro Four Thirds
Tuesday 21 August 2012   —   Category: Equipment
About a year and a half ago, when I was first purchasing my Sony α55 camera and lens kit, I realized that in order to adequately protect such expensive and precious equipment, a top-quality case was in order. After some research and comparison, I was very impressed with the cases from Pelican. After considering the various sizes, I ended up getting the 1510 model, which you can see pictured to the right.

About a year later, in March of this year, I added a lid organizer for the 1510 to the case, which provided quite a bit of additional storage space for all the small items I had in the case. After getting everything arranged, I wondered how I had gone an entire year without this organizer — what had I been waiting for? All in all, I was very, very happy with this case during the 18 months I owned my Sony camera equipment.

During the implementation of my recent decision to get rid of my Sony α77 camera system and switch to an Olympus OM-D E-M5 Micro Four Thirds (µ4/3) system, it quickly became evident that my new downsized photographic equipment needed a new downsized case to go with it. My current Pelican case was simply too big, heavy and bulky, just like the Sony camera system had been.

As I browsed Pelican’s Web site, I decided that the next model down would be my best bet. The Pelican 1500 case is one-third smaller than the 1510 case I used to own, and almost half the weight! And best of all, ALL of my µ4/3 camera equipment fits just right in it — as you can see from the photo below.

This time around I didn’t wait a whole year to add a lid organizer for the 1500, but ordered one right away. As with my previous case, it add valuable and much-needed storage space for smaller items, so there is more room in the case itself for larger items.

So, here is a list of everything I was able to squeeze into this case: Even with all of that, there is still one empty 2 x 5 inch compartment, waiting for future equipment! It’s really amazing how much this cute little case can hold!

Once again, Pelican has delighted me with their awesome cases, and I can’t imagine putting my precious equipment in anything else!
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