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Sep 10, 2012 06:59 |  #1

Bit of advice if you will.

I am about to go on a holiday and am wanting to take some gear with me. What would you advise?? Take it as hand luggage, packed it well in a suitcase, split the load and have some lenses in the case and the 7d in my hand luggage????
All of my camera equipment will drop in below the 10kg allowance so I'm going with' take it all as hand luggage'. Any reason why I shouldn't??

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Sep 10, 2012 13:07 |  #2

I was thginking similar mayself, so also interested in any answers :cool:




  
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Sep 10, 2012 13:13 |  #3

Pelican 1514, best case ever, imo anyways :P
its perfect because its the size of a cary-on


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Sep 10, 2012 13:13 |  #4

Keep your camera equipment with you (carry on). That way there's no chance of stuff "walking away" when it's out of your sight.


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Sep 10, 2012 13:18 |  #5
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Why risk theft when it all fits in a carry-on? I always take all my gear in a carry-on, even the tripod.


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Sep 10, 2012 13:22 as a reply to  @ goldboughtrue's post |  #6

many thanks, I was thinking carry on :cool:




  
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Sep 10, 2012 13:34 |  #7

Cameron Hagen wrote in post #14972441 (external link)
Pelican 1514, best case ever, imo anyways :P
its perfect because its the size of a cary-on


Nice looking protective case with a nice pricetag to go with it. I own a Tamrac and lowpro, but these just shout "expensive gear" and put you near the top of a muggers list. What I'm looking for is something that has a bit of protection for a body and couple of lenses but has the discretion of an everyday walk around bag.... any ideas?

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Sep 10, 2012 13:36 |  #8

Why not just get any old backpack then and put them in the backpack?


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Sep 10, 2012 19:32 as a reply to  @ Cameron Hagen's post |  #9

Don't ever check your camera gear unless you have a seriously crush proof case. Even then there is still the worry of theft so carry on is the preferred option. Also double check that your insurance covers all your kit while you are away against accidental damage and theft - including while on the way to your holiday destination.


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Sep 11, 2012 07:20 |  #10

Think I'll be using the Tamrac. Not ideal but its the best I have at the moment. Thanks for the suggestions




  
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Sep 11, 2012 11:39 |  #11

I have a couple of back packs, Lowepro and Kata, and two shoulder bags, Crampler and Tamrac. They all scream camera inside. When I go on vacation, I do not care - I do not go to dangerous places. And I will never leave the equipment out of my site, never in a checked luggage. It is always with me. I flew both US and European airlines, and never had a problem bringing on board two bodies and four lenses in a backpack.


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Sep 19, 2012 20:23 as a reply to  @ Lbsimon's post |  #12

Fast pack 350 with 3 lenses, camera body, laptop, whole bunch of filters, cable, charges. No problem at all anywhere in EU or US and ok thru China to NZ. No tripod tho.




  
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Sep 21, 2012 15:48 |  #13

Cameron Hagen wrote in post #14972441 (external link)
Pelican 1514, best case ever, imo anyways :P
its perfect because its the size of a cary-on

Sure, but look at the weight of it [15 lbs 3.0 oz (6.88kg)] and remember that foz.foz was referring to a 10kg allowance for his trip.




  
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Sep 24, 2012 06:53 |  #14

Well made it back and so did the equipment. Took the tamrac bag in the end and kept it with me at all times. What I did notice when taking a few shots with bright blue skys... I have a few specs of dust or sand somewhere in my set up. Never cleaned a sensor before so off to look for some instructions. Thanks for suggestions everyone..

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Sep 25, 2012 09:17 |  #15

Nice backpack and carry on is where its at I don't trust people enough.




  
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