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Old 08-21-2011   #1
 
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What size pelican box for a canon D7

Trying to figure out the best way to store a D7 the back of my Jefe.

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Good luck. The camera might fit into a 1200 if you're willing to detach the lens every time you put the camera away, but you'll probably need a 1300, which will not fit in the back. (Although if you get a Fluid Big Bang or expedition Solo, you can easily put it in the back hatch...)

Have you considered getting a watershed bag instead?
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I will use anything that will protect it from water, and impacts.
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Is there a Canon D7? Are you talking about the 7D? If you poke around the internet you can find the inner dimensions of a Pelican case and your camera and figure it out. I have one of those old Canon Rebel XTs and I can fit it (just barely on the height) in a 1200 Pelican case. The Pelican case is nice because I can toss it around on rocks and it stays pretty protected. It's also super fast and easy to open and close. In my Jefe it was a major pain in the ass to get in and out of the back, but w/ my Habitat there's more space and it's pretty easy to deal with. A 1300 might fit behind a seat depending on the type of boat.

Watershed with some foam seems to be the best solution for carrying around SLRs though. It's lighter, more malleable for fitting in the boat, you can toss in extra lenses, it's more accommodating of the odd bulky shape of the camera and you can toss in other gear with it.
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Hate to bump an old thread, but I just bought a Canon 7D. Wanting to see if any one since this thread died has come up a good way to carry these in a boat, or if the same info applies.
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Dude watershed is the only way to go for cameras, pelican boxes are to big. The occoee is a good size! I made a soft case for inside out of a blue camp mat from Walmart, some micro fleece, super 77, and some brown bag fabric.. Plus sewed around the edges I'll make one for fifty or so dollars or just go with the camera add in set for the bag. Yes they aren't the cheapest but they are next level in terms of bags. They are waterproof not just resistant like the rest. Watershed is the only way to go. We hucked my camera down a thirty five foot waterfall this last week, on purpose
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I bought a T3i this spring which is smaller than the 7D. Because of the flash, it wouldn't fit in a 1200, so I'm sure that you would need at least a 1300 which is going to be too big to fit well in your boat.

I ended up going with a watershed (ocoee) and have been pretty happy. It isn't a quick to open and close or protect the camera as well, but it fits between your legs no problem, and there is plenty of extra room in the bag for lunch, sunglasses, etc. Watershed also makes padded liners for the bag which helps protect things, but I just used some extra clothes and a small towel to pad things and had no problems.

I might buy a pelican for jeep/raft trips for the convenience and protection, but bottom line I would go watershed with that big of a camera in a kayak.
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I think those liners are about $25 on amazon if you are looking to get rid of extra money. Otherwise just use a towel so that you can dry your hands off before touching the camera.
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