Peli 1610 Case

Peli 1610 & 1609 Lid


When it comes to storing your kit, it always seems as if you on the verge of not having enough room no matter how many times you upgrade your bag. I have always kept a good size bag that held all my gear bar speedlites and speedlite accessory’s. And a smaller one that I take out to shoot which will hold a body 2 -3 lens and some filters. The latest of my large bags was a Lowepro Pro Runner 450AW which is a great bag. But once again I was getting tight for space, and there is something unnerving about storing all that kit worth thousands of pounds in what is essentially just a ruck sack, a well-made, incredibly durable ruck sack, but a ruck sack all the same. It seemed to be constantly moved around from place to place like some priceless antique every time you spot a potential hazard. Well I decided that a more sturdy solution was the answer to supressing my anxiety about someone or something wiping out my priced collection of glass. I started looking at hard case storage, and was drawn instantly to the Peli range, air tight, water proof, pressure compensation valve, super tuff and a lifetime guarantee. The Peli case’s come with either pluck and pick foam or a set of padded dividers, much the same as you get in the camera bags. Peli have cases in an array of sizes and varying depths within each size. After much deliberation I finally decided on the 1610, with the padded dividers and the optional 1609 Lid Organiser. Now at the best part of £400, I was expecting top quality, and almost bullet proof construction.The plan was I would fit in all my bodies, Lens, Filters Straps, Batteries, Leads, etc. etc. With enough room to include a future purchase of a 50mm F1.4, With all my other speedlite consumables, such as batteries, chargers, testers, light meter etc. remaining in a small shoulder bag as they have done for the past few years. Now I had thought this may be a push so I was open to the idea that my speedlites may still have to remain separately from the case as they always have done.On the day of arrival I was quite taken back by the sheer size of this case when I cranked it open, although it did quickly shrink when I put in the divider set. As I organize my gear, I was amazed just how much this case was swallowing, in part due to its depth; I was so glad I had opted for the 1610 rather than the 1600 because those few extra inches in depth provide a far better working space allowing you to utilize more of the space. For example the 70-200 F2.8L sits vertical, had I selected the 1600 it would have had to be stored horizontal. Now I have included an exact list of what’s stored in this case below, I checked it twice because despite the fact I know it right it seems almost implausible that this fit in and I still have space left.


  • Canon 7D Body

  • Canon 5D MKIII Body

  • Two Hand Straps

  • Two Neck Straps

  • Canon 24-70mm F2.8L USM II

  • Canon 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM

  • Canon 100mm F2.8L IS Macro

  • Canon X2 Extender MKIII

  • Canon 17-40mm F4L USM

  • Canon 85 F1.8

  • 2 x 600EX RT Flashes

  • ST-E3-RT Controller

  • 2x Canon Speedlite Battery Packs

  • Lowepro Filter Case, With 3x Soft Grad Filters, 3x Nd Filters, P Holder, 3x adaptors

  • 10 Stop Hitech ND & Case

  • 8x Camera Batteries

  • 3x Polarizer Threaded Filter

  • 4x Spare Threaded Uv Filters

  • Sekonic Light Meter

  • 2x Canon Battery Chargers

  • 2x AA Battery Chargers

  • 20 AA Battery’s

  • Battery Charge Tester Unit

  • 5x 9”pencil Cases that Contain, Adaptor Plates, Quick release Plates, Cotton carrier Hubs, Cleaning Materials, Lens Brushes etc.

  • Rocket Blower

  • 17” Laptop And Leads20ft Usb lead For Tethered Shooting

  • Kenko Extension Tube Set

  • Canon Camera Manuals & Lens Manuals


©Karl Redshaw

Peli 1610

Peli 1610