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Porta BracePB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue)
 
4.8

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Highly compatible (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Easy to use (4)
  • Professional quality (4)
  • Compact (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Independent films (5)
  • In the studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (5), Professional artist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

Reviewed by 9 customers

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4.0

Perfect fit for odd-sized external

By Patricia

from Los Ángeles

About Me Journalistindy Filmmaker, Professional Artist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Lacks Functionality

Best Uses

    Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

    This product was one of the only hard-box options for my odd-sized external hard drive. The dimensions for my LaCie are: 7 x 7.7 x 8.7" (178 x 196 x 220 mm). With a Pelican case, I was looking something nearly twice the size of the Porta Brace box. The Pelican case is also about $100 more. Although that one has wheels, this one is more compact and better suited. Wheels would still be nice, though.

    I give 4 and not 5 stars because of a weird glue issue. The Porta Brace sticker on the front of the box does not stay on. It was peeling up the moment I removed the item from its shipping box.

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    5.0

    Great Case!

    By Mike A.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

      Smaller than I expected from Porta Brace but fits 2 of my telephoto lenses perfectly.

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      4.0

      Great Case, Iffy Foam

      By Jon

      from Nashville

      About Me Filmmaker Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Highly Compatible
      • Lightweight
      • Nice case

      Cons

      • Foam Residue

      Best Uses

      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

      I bought this case to create a DSLR lens case (as if it were a cinema lens case). It was pretty fine at that, despite being a little tall. It looked great anyway. The problem is that the would left a grainy residue on my lenses that wiped off with a brush of the hand. Pretty annoying, but not destructive. I won't be using the foam anymore for that reason.

      The case itself is great. I just will be using cloth dividers in the future instead of cheap foam (which is actually very useful and protective, depending on for what you need it).

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      5.0

      Great and resistant

      By Jose Pedroza

      from Mexico city

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

          Excellent for protecting your camera

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Case for Blackmagic Cameras!

          By Bradbury Productions

          from Nashville,TN

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

            This is a very strong and durable case. It comes with foam inserts that can be removed to exactly fit the dimensions of your camera equipment. Good build, and great carrying top handle.

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            5.0

            Very nice!

            By Justin

            from Dayton, Ohio

            About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

                I purchased this case along with a Canon XA10. It is a very sturdy case, with a comfortable handle. The precut foam is easy to shape to fit your gear however you want. It has holes for locking it with your own padlock, and beside the two locking holes are two spare holes which I put small clips on to attach gear that wont fit inside. This is a handly case for video cameras as well as still cameras.

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                5.0

                The little case that could.

                By Sten

                from Miami, FL

                About Me Business Owner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

                  I absolutely love the Porta Brace case. It's surprisinly spacious and it's foam inserts are easy to customize. I was able to fit a 13" MacBook Pro, Blackmagic cinema camera, and a canon 60D.

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                  5.0

                  Great Case!

                  By Snappy Pappy

                  from Fredericksburg, TX

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Nice Looking And Strong
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Stylish
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Protecting Gear
                    • Storing Gear

                    Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

                    This case can be used for any smaller size video or SLR camera. Excellent protection!

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                    5.0

                    Great Case

                    By Guerilla Gear

                    from Austin Texas

                    About Me Film Professional, Indy Producer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Customize
                    • Holds A Lot
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Protecting Gear
                      • Storing Gear
                      • Transporting Gear

                      Comments about Porta Brace PB-4100F Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

                      I really like this case. I got it for my new Blackmagic. It's deep, so we can put large items in vertically and get a lot in this case. The handle is big & tough but fits in the well when not in use. The latches are extremely strong, they are not going to pop open. The foam is the 'pick it' kind where you can pluck out pieces to meet your needs. It's the tougher foam that stays together well. In my case, I put the Blackmagic, screen hood, extra SSD (solid state hard drive), 30mm prime lens, 17-55mm zoom lens, external battery pack, chargers for the camera and the battery pack, and SSD dock for my Mac. There's still just enough room I could put a mini shotgun mike for DSLR's. I recommend this case highly.

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