Actually there shouldn't be anything wrong in placing camera stuff in the overhead compartment.
Maybe it is just less convenient than putting in under your seat.
So long your equipment is well protected in a bag (with cushion etc), it should be fine. And of course, nothing is placed on top of your bag.
AdamAir or not, planes don't fly erratically. Nor would things in the overhead compartment fly around erratically.
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Too bad my backpack can't fit under the seat.
Never had such issues before, and i do fly quite often.
Could it be the insufficient of the cushion in the bag or probably the gears are too cramped thus no freeplay?
Anyway, thanks for sharing
During my trips I had the small Canon bag inside my backpack and it all went well.
Anyway, think you can claim from the travel insurance if you have one. Covers up to $500 per item only.
However I'm still surprised on how the filter can crack if it didnt drop. I have about 10Kg of gears in my backpack which I put in the overhead compartment.
Anyway, it is just a word of caution. I am using a Lowepro Rezo 160AW. My Cam is a D300. Within the bag, it is just the Cam, lens and that's it.
The front B+W filter is smashed up. But no scratch on the lens. Lens still works. Nikon Quality ?
I think it is just the usual turbulences during flight that causes it. Maybe someone has a hard case with something hard hitting the len.
But, for those that travel regularly, take note. it is fortunate that the problem happen to me when I am coming back from China.
And, I took Singapore airline in this case.
PS: I think standard for Singapore Airline has drop. On my flight to China, the airplane land so hard that the overhead mask pop down.
Last edited by ongbenghui; 17th December 2008 at 12:22 PM.
thats why i would put my bag and glass under the seat infront of mine or under mine
Thermal stress. The metal outer ring shrinks faster than the filter glass, so if say the lens was warm when it went into the overhead compartment and for some reason the air-con was particularly cold on the flight, the glass might crack spontaneously.
I've seen a BMW in Singapore whose window just cracked spontaneously after being parked in the sun (opposite problem from above :-) Apparently non-tropicalised parallel imports are prone to that.
You can check by looking at how the cap sits on the filter. If from the side view there is a slight gap between cap and the filter, there is a chance that the cap may have been sitting on the glass itself instead of the rim.
Last edited by lsisaxon; 19th December 2008 at 10:06 AM.
the damage looks like it may have been hit with some impact from the side from something hard. otw the cap would have cracked too albeit its plastic. i've seen and experienced inconsiderate passengers ramming their bags into full overhead compartments, and in the process crushing other bags. i shudder to think of the contents.
some airlines won't allow you to stow your bag under the seat. what i normally do in such cases is to monitor the bags going in, and offering assistance to potential "rammers". i won't put my bag in last either, because some ppl will just push/ pull your bag aside when the plane is still taxiing, and you risk your bag of gear falling down.
safest way is perhaps to invest in a hard case that fits cabin overhead luggage specs.
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