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Mar 22, 2010 09:15 |  #16

Headshotzx wrote in post #9845614 (external link)
There comes a time when you're supposed to climb a few story's to reach the shooting venue on your own, and that's when the backpack feature really saves you. My school doesn't have an elevator, and I often have to bring up the bag to a third floor - not fun.

The TTAS also has backpack straps hidden in the back compartment just for those occasions. :D


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Mar 22, 2010 09:22 |  #17

Just one thing to consider... waterproofing. I know these bags will hold up to rain, but if you find yourself in a little boat in the backwaters of India and that thing rolls over, you are in trouble. We use Pelicans for this very reason. That and Sand. Sand gets everywhere too.




  
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Mar 22, 2010 09:46 |  #18

Well, Pelicans *are* heavier without anything in them ;) it's a tradeoff I guess.


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Mar 22, 2010 09:51 |  #19

TTAS is an awesome bag, by far the best bag I have owned.


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Mar 22, 2010 17:48 |  #20

Mumbles, good point. And when I go to India to get in a canoe, I'll think seriously about getting a wet proof case. :D Until then, in the jungles of First Presbyterian church, this bag is great! ;)


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Mar 22, 2010 22:56 |  #21

mumbles, I have several Pelican cases and they are great for hard core adventures where protection and waterproofing are paramount. But the Think Tank Airport Security is a classy and highly functional design that is great for tamer photography outings...

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Mar 23, 2010 07:46 |  #22

I have a Pelican 1510 and an International bag and I have to say, the Pelican can withstand a major disaster, but it isn't as functional as a Think Tank. So, it is a trade-off, but I never travel with the Pelican like the other.


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Mar 23, 2010 08:49 |  #23

Yeah i've used both. The airport security is more well thought out. Like all think tank products. In the end, a pelican is just a rectangular case with pads in it. But it will certainly save anything you have from disaster.

You think the Canoe and Desert are far-fetched scenarios?:
https://photography-on-the.net …?t=815367&highl​ight=india

We had 2x 5DII's, 2x 24-70's, 200F2, 14 2.8 and 35 1.4 in there. No way in hell would i use the Airport Security over there. Even though it's a wonderful case.




  
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Mar 23, 2010 09:56 |  #24

I owned the Pelican 1514 and sold it when I bought the TTAS roller. Both are the largest FAA domestic legal bag each company offers. The TT bag holds a lot more gear than the Pelican, and doesn't scream expensive gear inside when I'm rolling through the airport.


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Mar 23, 2010 12:31 |  #25

Just an FYI. You almost never see thinkTank bags at a discount. MPEX.Com has the Airport International v2.0(a little smaller than the security 2.0) on sale right now or $50 off with $9 shipping. I was going to get the security, but at this price, I am leaning toward the international for now and addint the security later on.

http://www.mpex.com/br​owse.cfm/4,14312,1,0,0​.html (external link)


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Mar 26, 2010 22:54 |  #26

I got my Airport Security today. Now I need to work on how I am going to pack the thing. :)


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Mar 27, 2010 12:47 |  #27

So, Cx, you didn't go for the deal? You went for what you wa- needed? Packing it was the fun part! I still may refigure mine...


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Mar 27, 2010 13:04 |  #28

Actually, I called tyhem up and they were out of the International. They made me a deal on the last Security 2.0 they had in stock. Great company.


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Mar 27, 2010 13:29 |  #29

CxThree wrote in post #9854935 (external link)
Just an FYI. You almost never see thinkTank bags at a discount. MPEX.Com has the Airport International v2.0(a little smaller than the security 2.0) on sale right now or $50 off with $9 shipping. I was going to get the security, but at this price, I am leaning toward the international for now and addint the security later on.

http://www.mpex.com/br​owse.cfm/4,14312,1,0,0​.html (external link)

It seem that Adorama has been featuring Think Tank bags on their eBay store recently. This would allow you to at least get the current 8% Bing Cashback off of the Think Tank retail price. Not great ... but better than nothing!

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Mar 27, 2010 13:48 |  #30

We really need to start a thread up that's dedicated to packing this bag. Cambags.com have very little for this one.

I'd love to see how others have configured it.


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