[QUOTE=Ramius75;2663988]Oh, thats bad. Coz im worried that they might throw the tripod around and accidentally bent it with some heavy luggage..
Lucky my tripod is still in 1 piece.
lucky my tripod is still in 1 piece.
i just check it in. to me it's easier to put into my main luggage. tripods are pretty strong anyway.
5D | 24-70L | 28mm f/1.8 | 580EX
I will put my tripod(s) in the main luggage and check in ...
i normalyl leave my tripod in my luggage....
yup, the luggage seems to be the best place to store the tripod. u can use towels or other stuff to protect them.
I don't want to start a new thread.
I'll be heading to Canada, and will be taking my DSLR and 3 x lenses and tripod as well as my laptop. Now can only bring a cabin luggage only or can I also bring a backpack? Apart from the 7kg restrictions are there anything I should look out for?
A camera cannot teach you how to see.
most airlines i've been on are quite accomodating to camera gear being carried on as opposed to being checked in (unless you're talking about those huge pelican cases containing your studio lights and all!) long tripods folded still shouldn't be a problem. I seen people carry strange pole-like objects onto the plane too. So long as its short enough to go into the overhead, I don't think that will be a problem.
I would advise a bag like the CompuTrekker or CompuRover if you're talking about that amount of gear. Or if you prefer sling, the 650 Stealth Reporter. They are all able to go into your overhead without too much problem. Just take note, don't secure the tripod if you're the above-mentioned bags, it won't be able to fit into the overhead. Separate them.
Weight-wise... I think don't worry too much. Mine was about 10+kg in all. The only time when I had a problem with handcarry luggage weight was when I fly with SAF :P As a civilian who actually bought the ticket, nahh....
Oh, also I was carrying 2 bags. A CompuRover and another crumpler laptop bag (due to 2 laptops).
Be prepared to take out your laptops and all when going through airport security though. Singapore is pretty strict with that lately.
Ok. Thanks. I've a big lowepro that can put all the camera stuff + laptop. Think I'll use that one in that case.
Any more CSers with similar experience? Mind sharing?
Last edited by JamesW; 8th April 2007 at 03:53 PM.
A camera cannot teach you how to see.
Changi Airport Baggage Allowance
Look at the above link for the dimensions allowed.. Usually airport staff are not too strict with the specifications, esp about the size. No one will actually bother to measure it, but if ur luggage looks obviously too big they'll tell u to check it in.. I've managed to bring my backpacks on with 8-10kg of weight.. but once one of the staff actually bothered to weigh my carry-ons and i had to transfer stuff around....
Baggage Item Restrictions for Hand Carry (Security Reasons)
Last edited by Adelfin; 8th April 2007 at 05:32 PM.
Canon EOS 30D w/ grip 580EX, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, EF-S 10-22mm
My tripod is about 60cm long. They don't allow hand carry of tripods at London-Heathrow. I had to check that in, resulting in deep scratches. I had a backpack with my laptop in it and some winter coat in it which I intend to hand carry and my camera bag was slunged by my side. I was forced to put everything into one bag. By the time I squeeze everything in, I almost couldn't close it. When I reached Dubai, i checked and realised I damaged my laptop screen. Darn. I really disliked the way the British handle things.
Hand carried my tripod on the flight from Dubai, everything is fine.
Just for information, Air Asia didn't allow me to carry my monopod onboard, so end up have to wrap up and go with other baggage
Luckily nothing spoil after the flight.
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