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    Quote Originally Posted by mahojazz View Post
    jeanie, u have any 300mm lens but not f2.8? i think 300mm at f2.8 is way too heavy. if shooting moon or in bright daylight, no need f2.8. can lighten ur load considerably le.
    i have the 70-300 but in terms of iq, hahahhahahha....
    heaven and earth.(IMHO please).
    and seriously, i'm there to shoot some wildlife if i can spare the time. so those cheapo 70-300 i wont bother.

    actually i bought that lens till now i use only once.
    hahah!nice for snapshots but for real keepers, i wont even use that lens.

  2. #62

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i have the 70-300 but in terms of iq, hahahhahahha....
    heaven and earth.(IMHO please).
    and seriously, i'm there to shoot some wildlife if i can spare the time. so those cheapo 70-300 i wont bother.
    most of the consumer grade 70-300s are actually very sharp from 70-200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeSwitch View Post
    I packed my gitzo and gimbal head in my suitcase layered with my clothing. The rest carry on board, I put into my computrecker plus, (500mm, 1 body, flash, power pack, 90mm macro lens, filters) 300f2.8IS in a small bag and my 40D with 17-40L hung on the neck. Hee.

    Almost 17Kg but act like 5Kg.



    Actually on that trip, there wer 6 of us doing the same thing..
    i guess guys with big backpacks dont look that bad.
    ok...
    i think i'll give it a shot.

    sigh...
    i'll take you guys' advice.hand the d3 on my neck with one lens and try to squeeze the other lenses into a bag which can hold all.

    will be doing bag shopping again.
    i really think the phototrekker cant fit into cabin.

    i'm wondering how big the compu is compared to the phototreker

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    later sadly they mistook ones 300mm or 600mm with camou gaffer as a mini bazooka and confiscate..

    i wenta ask my dad if i can hand carry my tripod on together with my fastpack 250 cuz well holidays with my mum especially, luggage space is important to her to store all the barang barang shes gonna buy there..

    my dad say you'll never know nowadays with such strict rules they might not allow the tripod on before its used to clobber some one

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    I think Photo Trekker is larger than the allowed dimension for hand carry luggage? If IIRC, Nature Trekker should be largest possible size to bring into the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i guess guys with big backpacks dont look that bad.
    ok...
    i think i'll give it a shot.

    sigh...
    i'll take you guys' advice.hand the d3 on my neck with one lens and try to squeeze the other lenses into a bag which can hold all.

    will be doing bag shopping again.
    i really think the phototrekker cant fit into cabin.

    i'm wondering how big the compu is compared to the phototreker
    Hahaha...I think if you hang the D3 and the 300f2.8 on your neck...should be able to reduce the weight by quite a bit. Then squeeze everything else into a bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i have the 70-300 but in terms of iq, hahahhahahha....
    heaven and earth.(IMHO please).
    and seriously, i'm there to shoot some wildlife if i can spare the time. so those cheapo 70-300 i wont bother.

    actually i bought that lens till now i use only once.
    hahah!nice for snapshots but for real keepers, i wont even use that lens.
    Jeanie, if u r shooting wild life, then bring tat 300mm haha. maybe skip tat 70-200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotech View Post
    Hahaha...I think if you hang the D3 and the 300f2.8 on your neck...should be able to reduce the weight by quite a bit. Then squeeze everything else into a bag.
    hahaha. in this case, the security will be puzzled, how come this petite lady carrying such a big cam wif a big lens mounted
    kekek.

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    why not just buy an approved travel luggage and add protective padding for your camera stuff

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    Shooting wild life?

    If you are going on safari then you need the longest lens you have.
    If I was going on safari would cut down the lens to my

    20-35,
    24-120
    and 80-400VR
    and maybe a 60mm or 105 macro
    SB 800, gitzo tripod or at least a mono pod but not both.

    I don't have a D 3 but will soon get the D 700
    One Spare En El3e + charger and AC converter.

    The last time I carried so much stuff by air I used the Portercase - it has wheels
    and can fit under the air lines seat.

    eb

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    i still think 2 bags is the ideal. one holster type (the shapely ones) that takes the camera + lens combo that is most frequently used, the rest into a backpack.

    faster access too, when the camera is out of the bag, you can txfer another lens into the holster, assuming that the camera would always be outside the bag
    pedantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robotech View Post
    Hahaha...I think if you hang the D3 and the 300f2.8 on your neck...should be able to reduce the weight by quite a bit. Then squeeze everything else into a bag.
    have you seen the 300 2.8 before in real life?
    it's really NOT small at all.
    d3 + 300 2.8 on my neck, will attract MORE attention from the customs officers than a 50kg backpack!
    i'm serious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahojazz View Post
    Jeanie, if u r shooting wild life, then bring tat 300mm haha. maybe skip tat 70-200.
    i need the 70-200 for portraits, street candids.
    was thinking of 85 1.4 or 105dc, but for travelling, i need the versatility of the zoom range.

    which is why guys, i said i really need everything i intend to bring.no BS one....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    why not just buy an approved travel luggage and add protective padding for your camera stuff
    what diff does it make compared to buying a smaller pack than the phototrekker in this case?
    i already had problems squeezing the gears in the phototrekker.
    i tried last night.

  15. #75

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    Hey Jeanie

    you forgot to add a second D 3 body, you might need it in case the first one quits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eblim View Post
    Hey Jeanie

    you forgot to add a second D 3 body, you might need it in case the first one quits.
    i dont have another one.but i'm open for sponsorships.
    you want to courier it to me?
    thanks!

  17. #77

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    wah, jeanie,
    u really doing a few shoots hoh. wildlife, moonshots, streetcandid. no wonder u carrying so many lenses. are u going for short trip or u going to stay there for quite some time?? and what airline are u taking? why not ask the airline if they allow u to carry more into cabin FOC or u need to pay them for this special request. they fix this 8kg to ensure in the event that all passenger decide to carry 8kg each, they wont overload the plane. but in actual fact, u seldom see every passenger carry 8kg. some just carry a laptop, some just carry a light bagpack. Maybe clarify with the airline, if really need to top up. then just top up and ur problem will be solved. all lenses n camera in the bag. ;-)

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    Default Re: flying with big camera bags

    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    what diff does it make compared to buying a smaller pack than the phototrekker in this case?
    i already had problems squeezing the gears in the phototrekker.
    i tried last night.
    my suggestion is more glamourous
    and has wheels
    and confirmed to be allowed onboard
    and does not attract that much attention as everyone else also has one

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    have you seen the 300 2.8 before in real life?
    it's really NOT small at all.
    d3 + 300 2.8 on my neck, will attract MORE attention from the customs officers than a 50kg backpack!
    i'm serious!
    300 2.8 is nothing compared to a 400VR or 200-400. The customs officers would be more interested in the pictures you take. "Wah...have you got nice photos?" Thats wat they usually say when they see a camera with big lens.

    Anyway, ortega's suggestion of a cabin luggage is good. I see lots of cabin luggage whizzing pass without weighing. whereas people with backpacks always kena weighed.

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    the new tink tank shape shifter not a bad choice also. it can bring 4 lens and 2 bodies. and i think still quite comfty...

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