Clips join the dividers to the side of the case to lock them safely in place. If you upgrade a camera or need to swap elements of the kit around for different jobs, simply pull on the small red ties attached to top of the clips to unlock them and reposition or replace the dividers accordingly.
It really is a very neat system and I was surprised at how much equipment I was able to get in it. I managed to fit four lenses, a DSLR camera and a Mavic Pro drone - complete with three batteries, controller and charger – with space to spare to potentially squeeze in an action cam.
The case can be set up in alternative ways, either with pick and pluck foam - manually customisable cubed foam - or with padded dividers – featuring a felt exterior and highly visible yellow interior, to make it easier to identify equipment.
Another option is to leave it empty (no foam) – for example, if you want the case to act as a protective shell for a drone, already cushioned by a bespoke protective rucksack.
It can also be bought in four different colour options - grey, black, yellow and orange, for those who care (not me – black every time, thanks).
Other features worth a mention, but nothing more, is the business card holder next to the foldable handle and the two padlockable hasps to provide extra security.
The Peli O-Ring offers a waterproof seal and the case also floats, so your gear is safe should it fall over the side while being chased by Indians going down the Amazon.
You do pay a princely sum for all this security with the 1507, complete with Trekpak dividers, currently retailing at a punchy £396 on the PeliShop website.
With so much competition for a videographer’s hard earned pennies (cameras, lenses, tripods, sliders, drones, radio mics – the list goes on), spending £400 on a case may be some way down the priority list.
On the flipside, however, if you’re going to spend thousands of pounds on kit, £400 to protect it is arguably a drop in the ocean and a wise investment - as Peli would say, what price for peace of mind?
Overall, it may be lighter than its early models, but the 1507 lives up to the standards that Peli have set over the years –it’s built like a tank and while it is a big statement it’s probably fair to say that this is the ‘lightest premium protector case on the planet’.