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need help with camera protective case with d700

zedbadee

Richmond, CA
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zedbadee Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Registered since 05th Jun 2007
Mon 06-Jul-09 02:50 PM

Hi fellow Nikonans
I just bought a protective for my d700- how does one cut the camera/lens/flash shapes into the black foam properly? thanks in advance for any tips Ken

MEMcD

US
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#1. "RE: need help with camera protective case with d700" | In response to Reply # 0

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Mon 06-Jul-09 02:33 PM

Hi Kenneth,

What brand of case did you purchase?
Does it have the pre-cut pull and pluck foam?
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

zedbadee

Richmond, CA
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#2. "RE: need help with camera protective case with d700" | In response to Reply # 1

zedbadee Winner in the Nikonians 10th Anniversary Photo Contest Registered since 05th Jun 2007
Tue 07-Jul-09 01:17 PM

Hi Marty
see picture the left hand foam has small squares and the right hand foam is just foam. the case ia no name brand

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gwelland

Vancouver, US
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#3. "RE: need help with camera protective case with d700" | In response to Reply # 2

gwelland Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Apr 2003
Tue 07-Jul-09 04:16 PM

The Pelican case instructions suggest using tooth picks to lay out the extremities of the equipment and then remove the foam afterwards.

Personally I'm pretty adept at putting the camera/lens on top of the foam and then determining the dimensions conservatively and plucking out the foam core. You should have a very snug fit at this point or slightly undersized hole. I'll then trim out the final foam to accommodate the equipment comfortably.

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Assumer

US
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#4. "RE: need help with camera protective case with d700" | In response to Reply # 3

Assumer Registered since 15th Jul 2007
Thu 09-Jul-09 10:26 AM

Anytime I have needed a good fit, I put the camera on top of the foam, make a chalk outline,then cut it a little smaller for a snug fit.

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