A perfect case for long trips away or when you need to take more than a handful of lenses or equipment on a job. Vanguard’s Supreme 53F (Foam) Carrying Case looks and feels great and is extremely well built, infact it’s virtually indestructible! Although I didn’t put it’s strength to the test, the hard polypropylene case is water proof up to 5 meters and airtight making it suitable for really extreme conditions. With handles on no less than 3 sides making it easy to load in and out of the boot always ensuring you have a safe grip. There is a retractable tow handle and two sturdy wheels which makes it ideal to take long distances across the city and on the tube, which you will need as it’s heavy when fully furnished. Six quick-release, easy-opening latches keep the case firmly and securley locked.
Inside houses 2 thick layers of foam affording you two layers of gear. There is loads of room inside and even just one of the layers allows for around 10 lenses and a body. The foam is in hexagon form which I found strange at first but this is great for holding your precious glass in place. This also lets you swap out for a slightly smaller or larger lens meaning that you have more options when packing for a job. They also have the Supreme 53D a soft divider inside option for organising gear that doubles up as a stand-alone bag, nice.
I am really happy with the Supreme 53 and think it will come with me on most jobs. For smaller shoots, I may well look into some of the Vanguard Supreme smaller options.
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