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Feb 17, 2010 22:46 |  #151

I have only flown like boeing 727 and larger. I think that I long as it fits in the check-in desk. It will go in the plane. I usually put it in the overhead bin side ways. Make sure it weights under 30lbs JUST to be safe.


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Mar 31, 2010 18:19 as a reply to  @ silvex's post |  #152

I had to manually focus this as the 7D does not support AF at f8. ISO 800, 1/1000s @ f13. Monopod and gimbal. 600mm L IS, 2x TC II at 1200mm and FOV = 1920mm.


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Mar 31, 2010 18:29 |  #153

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I had to manually focus this as the 7D does not support AF at f8. ISO 800, 1/1000s @ f13. Monopod and gimbal. 600mm L IS, 2x TC II at 1200mm and FOV = 1920mm.

I am lucky i will use 1.3x series, i don't think i need to crop a lot as i have to learn how to get the subjects almost full on the frame, slightly crop may not affect that much even if 7D will give better result uncropped, but with a combo that i trust then i should be fine.


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Apr 05, 2010 15:29 |  #154

Here's what you do. Put the lens in the Canon case and take it thru security but since it won't fit you will have to check it at the gate, now when you reach your destination, guess what, you get the lens as you depart the plane. That way the lens is with you prior to departure and when you land. I see people check their luggage at the gate and get it at the gate when on travel. You can call the airline to see what their policy is for luggage that don't fit once you reach the gate to confirm what I state.

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Awesome -- thanks much! :D

Now, what do you do when you're flying domestic, on one of those smaller Regional Jets, with very small overhead storage compartments? Will this ThinkTank bag fit under the seat, or are you forced to trust the plane-side check-in?


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Apr 05, 2010 15:48 |  #155

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Here's what you do. Put the lens in the Canon case and take it thru security but since it won't fit you will have to check it at the gate, now when you reach your destination, guess what, you get the lens as you depart the plane. That way the lens is with you prior to departure and when you land. I see people check their luggage at the gate and get it at the gate when on travel. You can call the airline to see what their policy is for luggage that don't fit once you reach the gate to confirm what I state.

Just a thought

I really would like to know more about this process as i may travel in the future with heavy gear whether camera or lens, so i always worry about how to travel with those gear, i was scared enough when i traveled to USA with my H3DII-39, and now this year i am planning to travel to Africa and i hope to buy one lens before [either 500 or 600] then i will be worry how to travel with one of these long lenses, even with my 300 i am worry how to travel with it, i put some of my gear in carry-[on or in] and some in check-in luggage, but i really want to know how you people travel with many gear [2 bodies, 4-5 lenses including heavy one,..etc.]


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Apr 06, 2010 00:32 |  #156

The 500 lens and case you can carry on the plane; it will fit in the overhead and I think under the seat. It sounds like you will be carrying quite a bit of gear. Is anyone going with you?...if so maybe they can carry some of your stuff. If it were me, I'd call the airline to see how things work though. This is how I'd do it...carry the 500 in its case onto the plane along with my Lowepro 400AW backpack with 1 body with the 400 5.6 and maybe the 300 f4 or other smaller lens, or you can use one of those small luggage bag that will fit overhead and pack some gear in it and I'd check all my clothes and stuff. I'd also consider putting small stuff in my checked baggage such as flash, flash bracket that sort of stuff. Just have to plan and pack efficiently.

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I really would like to know more about this process as i may travel in the future with heavy gear whether camera or lens, so i always worry about how to travel with those gear, i was scared enough when i traveled to USA with my H3DII-39, and now this year i am planning to travel to Africa and i hope to buy one lens before [either 500 or 600] then i will be worry how to travel with one of these long lenses, even with my 300 i am worry how to travel with it, i put some of my gear in carry-[on or in] and some in check-in luggage, but i really want to know how you people travel with many gear [2 bodies, 4-5 lenses including heavy one,..etc.]


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Apr 06, 2010 21:19 |  #157

Methodical wrote in post #9938157 (external link)
Here's what you do. Put the lens in the Canon case and take it thru security but since it won't fit you will have to check it at the gate, now when you reach your destination, guess what, you get the lens as you depart the plane. That way the lens is with you prior to departure and when you land. I see people check their luggage at the gate and get it at the gate when on travel. You can call the airline to see what their policy is for luggage that don't fit once you reach the gate to confirm what I state.

I've done the "gate check" thing a few times with normal luggage, but never with sensitive camera gear. But I certainly agree with you that gate checking is preferable to trusting the 500lb gorillas in the main terminal.

FYI, I recently discovered that the Think Tank website has an amazing FAQ section (http://www.thinktankph​oto.com/knowledge-base.aspx (external link)) which describes each bag in detail, shows how to pack them, and includes actual images of how each one fits into the airplane overhead stowage compartments -- even the "small" compartments on the regional jets. Excellent reference information!


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Apr 07, 2010 01:07 |  #158
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I would have to agree. Sigh, wish I had the money to spend on this lens :( Being 16 sucks :p

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Apr 07, 2010 08:52 |  #159

Thanks for the link. Here's a link about how the "Pros" do it
http://www.thinktankph​oto.com/airport.aspx (external link)

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I've done the "gate check" thing a few times with normal luggage, but never with sensitive camera gear. But I certainly agree with you that gate checking is preferable to trusting the 500lb gorillas in the main terminal.

FYI, I recently discovered that the Think Tank website has an amazing FAQ section (http://www.thinktankph​oto.com/knowledge-base.aspx (external link)) which describes each bag in detail, shows how to pack them, and includes actual images of how each one fits into the airplane overhead stowage compartments -- even the "small" compartments on the regional jets. Excellent reference information!


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Apr 07, 2010 18:47 |  #160

In fact you people are all lucky, in all my travel before i was lucky only twice i think to have a bag to carry in, as always they said it is above 10kg and i remember in NY airport in my way back home, the first officer said it is fine and he will not charge me or something for my carry in bag, but later another place in checking stage they took all the bags and told me nothing i can carry to the plane with me, i didn't fight or try to explain or even ask why as i know they are looking for any excuse as they saw my an arabic guy, so if i was non arabic maybe they will simplify few process with me, and i always travel alone so i have to depend on myself and i feel that because i am alone they check me more than if i am with someone or group.
Anyway, it seems that i must keep my carry in bag within 10kgs so then i can pass otherwise i shouldn't care about which bag and i just buy 2 bags, one for my clothes and some necessary stuff and the other for all my photography equipment and send them all for checking, i don't think i have time in the airport to tell the officers or others that those are just fine equipment and they are not so heavy and not cause much problems to carry in with me or so, also i don't want to be in situations that they reject it and telling me to empty some their in airport to lower the carry in bag weight and put it in the checking luggage.

I think i will start a thread to ask about what you people do exactly when you travel and i will mention all the gear i will carry so you answer me what you can do with that.


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Apr 08, 2010 08:36 |  #161

Yeah I'd say start a new thread so it won't get hidden in this one and then you can provide a link from this thread to your thread. I'd be interested to see how people travel with their gear. I think the right forum would be the lounge. Let me know when you start it so I can chime in.

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...but later another place in checking stage they took all the bags and told me nothing i can carry to the plane with me, i didn't fight or try to explain or even ask why as i know they are looking for any excuse as they saw my an arabic guy...

I have my own profiling problems and I am non-arabic...nature of the beast these days.

...Anyway, it seems that i must keep my carry in bag within 10kgs....

That's just over 22lbs. Is that per bag or for all bags. If per bag then split the weight. Like I said I pack and carry my gear and check my clothes. In the link above, one gentlemen stated that for international flights, he'd wear some of his gear so the bag meets the weight requirement because they don't weight the person, only the bags. Take a look at the link I provided and download the PDF files for international travel...interesting

I think i will start a thread to ask about what you people do exactly when you travel and i will mention all the gear i will carry so you answer me what you can do with that.

I think that would be a good idea that way folks can weigh in on how they go about traveling with their equipment.


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Apr 08, 2010 23:59 |  #162

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Yeah I'd say start a new thread so it won't get hidden in this one and then you can provide a link from this thread to your thread. I'd be interested to see how people travel with their gear. I think the right forum would be the lounge. Let me know when you start it so I can chime in.

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Apr 16, 2010 15:38 as a reply to  @ Tareq's post |  #163

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May 22, 2010 05:34 |  #164

My newly aquired 600mm f/4L IS. Shot was handheld.

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My newly aquired 600mm f/4L IS. Shot was handheld.

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