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Think Tank Airport Security v2.0 or International v2.0

 
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May 19, 2013 12:53 |  #1

Ok folks, I'm needing a little guidance on which Think Tank Airport rolling bag to get. I'll be using this as my go-to bag for shooting weddings and events, as I have a smaller Kelly Moore classic bag I use during shoots. I will most likely not be traveling outside of the US (internationally) but I like the features of the International v2.0.
I've looked at the Security v2.0 and appreciate the fact that my 70-200 would be able to stand vertically in this rolling bag versus laying it down with the International. I have called myself looking several places to find a side-by-side comparison of both, but to no avail. I am wondering if the Security is noticeably bigger, as the specs say it's only one or two inches bigger in height and depth over the International.
This is most likely going to be my last camera bag purchase for a while, and I want to make it count, but I'm sooo indecisive! Just don't want to have any regrets!!!
HELP! Any suggestions?


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May 19, 2013 12:57 |  #2

Here's a list of what I'll be putting in it:5d mark iii, 7d body only, 50mm 1.2L, 24-70mm 2.8L, 16-35mm 2.8L, 70-200mm 2.8L, 100mm 2.8 macro, 580ex speedlight, 420ex speedlight, 4 lens hoods, 2 camera batteries, battery charger, 10-15 cf & sd cards, rocket blower, 3 pocket wizards, 3-5 filters, 32 AA batteries, camera manual, 1.6x extender, sunglasses, keys, phone, and small notebook


GEAR: -7D---Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L---Canon 70-[COLOR=black]200 f2.8L IS---Canon 50mm 1.2L---Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L---Speedlite 580 EX---Canon 100mm 2.8 macro---gitzo gt2942---RRS BH-55

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May 19, 2013 13:42 |  #3

Anything???
C'mon and help this shutter-happy member before I pull the trigger on the Security!


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May 19, 2013 14:19 |  #4

i have the international. and i wish i had the security because I would like my 70-200 to be store vertically. one of the reason why I got the international is because I was travelling out of the country for a wedding gig. the question you need to ask yourself is, will you be travelling internationally. not oh i might, or just in case i do. that would determine which size fits you best.


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May 19, 2013 14:26 |  #5

@johnlo, thanks!
If I ever travel outside of the US, it wouldn't be for a photo shoot! I appreciate your help. I think I'll go with the Security.


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May 19, 2013 16:19 |  #6

I have the international v.2. In the center aisle of big plane for international flight I could not lay the bag flat (with handle facing out) as I could not close the bin door. I have to raise it up sideway in order to be able to close the door. (There was another bag beside mine and so I do not have space to put the bag side way (with handle facing right) into the bin.




  
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May 19, 2013 16:35 |  #7

I went through the same issue. If airline travel is a priority, the security is, in my opinion, too large and heavy. If it is your go to bag for moving your gear or storing your gear in a local area, then get the security. It is larger and more convenient. I got the security and never used it for airline travel for above reasons, so I sold it.

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May 20, 2013 09:13 |  #8

Awesome.... thanks guys! I pulled the trigger on the Security! Now just waiting on big brown!


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Jun 11, 2013 18:37 as a reply to  @ ilovemycamera's post |  #9

Once you get it, tell us how you like it and how you configure your gear.




  
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Jun 11, 2013 18:48 |  #10

I have the International V2.0 and it's packed solid with:

- 2x 5D3's with battery grips,
- 70-200 f/2.8 IS II
- 24-70 f/2.8
- 50 f/1.4
- 28 f/1.8
- 85 f/1.8
- 1.4x II
- 3x 600EX-RT's
- 2x Speedlite battery Packs
- ST-E3 RT
- Hoods for all
- Other accessories like CF cards, batteries, cables, etc.
- 5 Think Tank Photo Skin pouches and 1 Pro Speedbelt.

I can also swap out the flash gear for a 300 f/2.8 IS with hood.

While the bag is loaded to the gills, I have a hard time moving up to the Security V2.0. While the extra volume would be great, the physical size difference between the two rollers is noticeable. When I am flying to an assignment, I cannot afford to have my luggage gate checked (and potentially lost).

I have never had a flight attendant or TSA personnel look twice at my International roller, even on the smallest city hopper flights.

I also want to add that I do not work out of my roller. I use it for transportation and storage to 95% of my assignments. From there, I either use my belt pouches (events, weddings, sports, news stories) or my Retrospective 30 (personal, travel, concerts).


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Jun 12, 2013 07:43 |  #11

ilovemycamera wrote in post #15949271 (external link)
Awesome.... thanks guys! I pulled the trigger on the Security! Now just waiting on big brown!

Great choice you will love the AS. I also have the Airport Takeoff for travel on planes but other 95% of the time everything is in the AS.

AirPort Takeoff this is the kit I took to S Africa last year

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You will also find TT doesn't skimp on dividers I have plenty left overs also when your wheels wear out they will replace free

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Jun 12, 2013 08:58 |  #12

gromeo wrote in post #16023369 (external link)
You will also find TT doesn't skimp on dividers

You can say that again, I recently got an Airport Accelerator, great build and LOADS of dividers.

I now need a bag for all my spare dividers.


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