Anyone knows of a travel insurance that will cover around 1k and to USA? I checked around and having not much luck... Those that cover America only up to SG$500 per item...
Canon EOS 30D w/ grip 580EX, Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8, EF-S 10-22mm
Just some update on my recent travelling trip to india with my 3 friends L, B and Z.
All 4 of us brought out tripods along and IIRC, all 4 of us check in the tripods together with the luggages.
Z got a net which he used to tie all the equipment together and cover it, while B put it into his haversack i think and Me and L strapped the tripod with the backpacks.
When we reached New Delhi airport, the strap of L was found to be broken and her Tripod gone. thou it was a cheap tripod, it does mean that L have to do the trip without her tripod and i cant imagaine the agony if its a $800 equipment.
i still strapped the tripod to my backpack on my return trip thou.
For those with the Stealth Reporter 500AW, it fits beneath the airline seat as well.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
I've travelled to most parts of Europe (except UK) and in China, with my tripod as carry on baggage. Of course, I wrap the tripod in a layer of bubble-wrap and also put it in a bag. No probs taking it along even in most airlines (SQ, AirChina, China Eastern, and other domestic airlines in Europe as well as budget airlines like Vueling in Spain)
However, recently I flew to Brisbane by Emirates. I was asked to check-in the tripod at Brisbane airport on my return (its funny, while going to Brisbane I could hand carry it along with me). I made a mistake. In my agitation and frustration at having been asked to checkin the tripod, I forgot to remove the ball head and put it in my camera backpack
When I collected the tripod in Singapore, I didn't check the tripod bag or its contents carefully - was just glad that it made it safely to Singapore. At home later, I found that the tripod bag got cut at a couple of places and horror of horror, when i opened the bag, the ballhead was slightly scratched. Felt so bloody pissed but its my fault as i didn't check it at the airport.
Moral of the story. If you have a big enough check-in baggage, wrap the tripod with two layers of good quality bubblewrap and put the tripod inside the check-in baggage.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt....
any idea where to get cheap tripod bag for 190Pro?
I made it through with 1 backpack, 1 laptop bag and 1 more bag that is disguised to look like souvenirs bought at the DFS shops. Overall, nearly 20kg. LOL SQ somemore.