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BEST Pelican Case for Camera Gear? Pelican 1510 VS. 1560 Review

Published July 23, 2023, 6:30 p.m. by Liam Bradley

pelican makes a number of great hard shell cases for photographers and videographers, and there are plenty of models to choose from. And while the pelican 1510 has been the most popular pelican case for a number of years, a similar but yet slightly different 1560 model also exists that offers both advantages and disadvantages compared to the 1510. But which pelican case of the two is the best option for photo and video use?

In this review, I'll cover both the pelican 1510 and pelican 1560 cases and explore which of these two models offer the most features and best benefits over the other. This includes reviewing both cases' specifications and features, also including other similar cases in size and design like the pelican 1535 Air case. However, I'll also explore two key distinctions between these two cases, that pertain to using them for airline travel, and considerations around storing camera gear. We'll also discuss my preferred divider and lid organizer options for these cases, show realistic examples of what you can store in the cases using my Sony Alpha cameras and Sony G Master and G lenses, and provide a price comparison between the two cases.

Overall, as an owner of both of these pelican cases, I can say that the 1510 and 1560 are equally good options for photographers and videographers, and your preference in picking one of these over the other will depend on those minor details noted, and which one(s) makes a major difference in your eyes.

Let me know which of these two pelican cases you prefer, or if you own and prefer any other pelican models for photo/video use. Also, leave a like and subscribe for more videos coming around gear storage and organization!

pelican 1510 Case w/ Padded Dividers: https://amzn.to/3H6fMWp

pelican 1560 Case w/ Padded Dividers: https://amzn.to/3OX36TD

pelican 1535 Air w/ Padded Dividers: https://amzn.to/3Vxghgi

A-MoDe LID1519A Lid Organizer (pelican 1510, 1535 Air): https://amzn.to/3g9ik7f

A-MoDe LID1560A Lid Organizer (pelican 1560): https://amzn.to/3Bb0zPX

0:00 - Intro

0:19 - pelican 1510 specs and features

2:04 - pelican 1510 vs. 1535 Air

2:40 - 1510: Carry-on advantage

3:26 - 1510: Height disadvantage

5:55 - What gear fits in a 1510?

6:47 - pelican 1560 specs and features

7:50 - 1560: Carry-on disadvantage

8:26 - 1560: Height advantage

9:47 - What gear fits in a 1560?

11:04 - Price comparison

11:32 - Summary: Which case is the best?

12:58 - Conclusion

The BEST Lid Organizer for Your pelican Case || A-MoDe LID1519A Review:



My Current Kit:


Cameras & Lenses:

Sony a7S III: https://amzn.to/3Gd87kK

Sony a7 IV: https://amzn.to/3g3Ipoq

Sony a7 III: https://amzn.to/3GcEX5x

Sony 20mm f/1.8 G: https://amzn.to/3AE7pMt

Sony 50mm f/1.2 GM: https://amzn.to/3m2GbIT

Sony 16-35 f/2.8 GM: https://amzn.to/3AryrbN

Sony 24-70 f/2.8 GM II: https://amzn.to/3OWeb6k

Sony 70-200 f/2.8 GM II: https://amzn.to/3IPSge6


Rode VideoMic NTG: https://amzn.to/3AJwTrW

Tascam DR-10L: https://amzn.to/3AIRA7l

Zoom H6: https://amzn.to/32HCgep

Sony TX660: https://amzn.to/3PwQeTH


Aputure LS 60x: https://amzn.to/3Gc04og

Aputure Amaran P60c: https://amzn.to/3ob7qm6

Aputure Amaran AL-F7: https://amzn.to/3g3IzMy

Aputure MC: https://amzn.to/34l8DzS


Manfrotto 290 Xtra 128RC: https://amzn.to/3o8bPpV

iFootage Cobra C180-II: https://amzn.to/3r8kfPY

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