A&P DSLR on Airplane?

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  1. David

    David New Member

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    Whats the best way to take my photography gear (DSLR + 3 lenses + filters + tripod) from one place to another via plane? Board it? Check it? Also, any tips for keeping it safe and such?

    UPDATE: Would this case work for carry on? Its what I already have.

    http://products.lowepro.com/product/Micro-Trekker 200,1963.htm
     
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  2. Gerbonium

    Gerbonium OT Supporter

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    CARRY ON

    dont check it. the ppl who work at the airports throw the bags around like mad, plus u run the risk of stuff getting stolen.

    ive carried on a camera backpack and a normal backpack even on tiny little planes with no problem
     
  3. David

    David New Member

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    Whats the deal w/ taking pics onboard the plane?
     
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    aCab New Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem, just don't be blatant about it. I took them out of the window all the time.
     
  5. PEnGUiN188

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    Really depends on what you look like. :ugh2:

    Ask your stewardess beforehand. Don't be weird.

    (i'm referring to on board pics, not out the window.)
     
  6. David

    David New Member

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    I just want to take pics out the window, nothing creepy.
     
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    Never ever check your gear, ever.
     
  8. Spurious

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    Limit yourself to 1 strobe and a 30" umbrella.
     
  9. somebodyelse

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    Last time I flew I didn't have my SLR gear, just my S3 and some filters. I took the camera gear as carry-on, but checked my tri-pod. Mind you, I don't think I'll check my new tri-pod, $800.

    If your tripod is expensive, take it on with your SLR gear. If not, check it but DEFINITELY DO NOT check your SLR gear.
     
  10. OneTwo

    OneTwo me>you OT Supporter

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    make sure to take pictures of key structural locations of the plane.
     
  11. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    a lot of guys get hassled about taking their tripods onboard. some tsa agents won't let you, some will.

    best to ask at the airport before you check your bag.
     
  12. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    get a bag or a case that fits the size requirments for carry on for the airline u plan on flying. i beleive there is a general size for TSA carryons. and i believe that the pelican 1510 is exactly that size.

    ALWAYS carry on. it might be a hassle cause u might have to sacrifice another carryon for it, but i woudlnt throw my camera around, would you let the airline?

    but screening can become a bitch. ive had TSA screeners ask me to open my case, and take photos with the camera and 70-200 IS to make sure its legit.
     
  13. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    TSA doesnt like to allow tripods/monopods in the cabin. why? i have no idea. but last time i flew, another photog got hassled for his, and he ended up having to check his.
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i've read lots of stories about it being because they're made of metal ... CF ones are apparently usually okay. :dunno:
     
  15. David

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    ugh, i'm taking my 70-200mm f/4L
     
  16. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I've carried my 30D several times in the US and Europe and I've never had a problem.
     
  17. Spurious

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    Nevermind that you can use tiny cellphone battery and fill the rest of the compartment with explosive...
     
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    I packed a dildo full of gun powder one time.
     
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    make sure you snap a pic of the cockpit soon as you walk in the plane
     
  20. xenon supra

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    carry on son
     
  21. PEnGUiN188

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    I have gone to a few events where they didnt allow tripods. They say they can be used as clubs if in the wrong hands.

    Than their PR person comes out and tells them I can do whatever I want, wherever I want. :wiggle:
     
  22. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    I always carry mine on... put it under the seat in front of me. Sometimes, I even take it out and take some pictures. :eek3:
     
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    ive never been hassled with any of my equipment.
     
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    that's retarded :ugh:

    what couldn't be used as a club in the wrong hands


    I've never been given a hard time about my camera gear and tripod in airports
     
  25. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    carry on with pelican 1514 is what i use.
     

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