Wrapping a recent film shoot I took my memory cards out of my Panasonic and placed them inside my Pelican SD Memory Card Case, then I carefully stored them in my inside coat pocket near my heart. Reaching for my car door the silhouette of a man breaks my reach, it wasn’t until his gruff voice mumbled, “You cut my scene, I worked on my character for weeks.” that I knew who it was. It was Neil DuBoise, an actor of mine who’s single line, “No,” was cut from my last film. It took him 23 takes to deliver the line so I was surprised I understood anything that he just said.
He raised a Glock 17 pistol straight at me. I said wait, “I have a new film I am shooting next month, this time I will give you two lines and I’ll wait an extra week before I cut your scene.” Probably the wrong thing to say because he fired a shot and I laid on the floor watching him run away. I reached to my chest to feel the wound when I realized the bullet was stuck in my Pelican Case, it saved my life and my SD card with my film.
Made of a tough Polycarbonate resin and with a water resistant seal you will know your memory cards are safe behind one of two Pelican Memory Card Cases. The Pelican 0915 SD Card Micro Case and the Pelican 0945 Compact Flash Card Micro Case are both under $20 and are a sound investment for any photographer or filmmaker that wants to protect their time and investment.
It fits right in your pocket with it’s slim design and has a water tight seal around the closure of the case to protect your cards from water damage. The Pelican SD Case can store 12 SD cards, 6 mini SD cards and 6 micro SD cards; the Pelican Compact Flash can hold 6 cards. The foam makes it shock resistant so if you drop it (or get shot) your cards will not get harmed. It also has a place for a strap or string on the top to attach to your backpack, I prefer to hang it from the inside of my backpack on a short rope to find it faster when I need it.
CONS: The memory cards come out of their slots, not easily but if you have them in some sort of order it won’t be after a days hike. The foam liner does not come out, I would have liked that so I had more room to store more than just the cards. I don’t use over six.
PROS: You are protected, lightweight, water resistant, holds a lot of cards, tough exterior and a great price.
Remember the amount of money and energy you spend on a shoot and how much you need to protect your work so go out and get a Pelican Memory Card Case. I don’t want you coming back to me crying, “I lost all my photos and I got shot.” All because you were too lazy to get your Pelican Memory Card Case.
Pelican Memory Card Cases Specifications:
- Exterior Dimensions: 5.00″ x 3.30″ x 0.95″ (12.7 x 8.4 x 2.4 cm)
- Interior Dimensions: 4.20″ x 2.30″ x 0.56″ (10.7 x 5.8 x 1.4 cm)
- Lid Depth: 0.26″ (0.7 cm)
- Bottom Depth: 0.30″ (0.8 cm)
- Total Depth: 0.56″ (1.4 cm)
- Weight w/Foam: .28 lbs. (0.13 kg)
- Weight w/o Foam: .17 lbs. (0.08 kg)