What's the best way to carry a tripod when you fly? I know you have to check it in, but do you check it in with its own tripod case, or do you somehow tompang it with your luggage (and what luggage do you use, preferably something not too big)?
Reason being I bought a large 3-section (2-lock) tripod for use here at home in SG, with an expectation that I would not be travelling frequently (or even at all) in the next few years. Now it has already been a few years and I find myself on the road again It makes little sense to buy a tripod just for one trip a year or less, so I would not prefer to buy another one.
The tripod is 63cm folded with head removed, which is not a problem for carrying around locally, but it is for international flights, and it doesn't fit my bags.
Suggestions are most welcome