carried a 500mm, 3 primes, 1 zoom, 1 pro 1 normal body in a TT airport acceleration bag to india. no problem. if stopped, u can carry the D3+300 in your hand to meet the weight requirements. maybe can leave some extra batteries and stuff in ur normall luggage.
for flights, the simplest solution to get over the weight limit is to wear the excess weight on yourself which is where photo vests actually come in handy.
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Just some recent experience, in Philippines airport u are required to take off your shoes before xray and metal detector, while in Bangkok aiport u are required to take off your belts before xray and metal detector. I guess this is due to the tightened security requirement.
Some of u may still remember in the 1990s u needed to remove the lens from the body to show the security what is inside the SLR mirror box.
Check this thread http://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/sho...&postcount=235
Be selective on what and who you bring. You might have 20 lens but you can't bring them all.
Prioritize your photography needs.
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wow. thats alot of gears that you are bringing over. Why not u planned ur gears again and bring those really necessary. Batt, chargers flash can all go into check in. i guess ur camera bag already weighs >1kg if it can house all the lenses u are going to bring.
d3+2 batts - neck
1 batt - check in
charger -check in
sb900 - check in
24-70 - bag
70-200 - bag
45 TS - bag
gitzo with RRS head - check in
300 2.8 - bag
1.7tc - bag
mouse -check in
1 ext hdd -bag
1 cf card holder -bag
cleaning kit -check in
From my own experience, SR 500 and 650s can fit in as camera bags together with one more cabin bag.
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. - Oscar Wilde
For me, I usually only bring my 40D with 17-55 f/2.8 mounted and a 50 f/1.8. Fits ok into my ballistic nylon computer bag, plus notebook and other work stuff. With SQ, it seldom is a problem.
Sorry to hijack ..... I plan to bring my Gitzo 1541 to Tokyo in 2 weeks. I think it will fit into my cabin luggage "trolley bag".
Anyone knows if the security people are going to give me a hard time? If they say that a tripod can be used as a "weapon"?
Canon 40D|EFS 17-55mm f/2.8 IS|70-200mm L f/4 IS|50&85mm f/1.8|EFS 10-22 f/3.5-4.5|580 EXII
split into 2, one back pack one shoulder sling
one point to note, is to be kiasu abit when boarding, else later no space in the overhead near your destinated seat, and, the cabin crew will require to put your expensive gears somewhere else.
i brought my big samsonite oyster luggage, so it could squeeze in and i know it has ample protection.
i remember seeing a thread here in CS they check a tripod in and it came out koyak.