Apols if this is the wrong part of the forum, if so can a mod move it to the correct place?
I've never had to take my limited gear on an airplane before. At the end of this month though I'm travelling from the UK to Italy for a few days to do some work with some bands.
I have a large no brand camera bag which I can store 3 bodies and 6 lenses in, along with a 3 flash units and other bits and bobs. Not sure of the total weight but It will probably travel as luggage. It's decently padded for day to day use. Should I pad it out more with spare t shirts/jeans etc or try to pick up a Pelican type travel case? I'll be taking 3 DSLRs and 6 smallish lenses ( max is my 55-200mm which is really small ). Maybe throw in my 35mm film camera with it's 50mm lens a and a few rolls of film.
Not taking a tripod for filming as there will be options when I get there. Should I pack my monopod anyway just in case? More to the point, will it look like a weapon or something dodgy if my luggage gets scanned?
Anything else I should consider apart from the usual. I have lots of SD cards, spare batts, lens cloths etc. I hope to use a Nikon D50 with it's kit 18-55mm on the flight for stills ( if that is allowed ) and use my camera phone to make short vids on the flight also ( It's me, a manager and 2 bands flying out together ). Do I need to ask beforehand or just say to the flight assistans/stewardesses before lift off?
I await the wisdom of your good selves