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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Long lens carry on for airlines


I need to carry on a Nikon 500mm f/4 lens as well as another bag of camera gear. I have the additional gear covered, but need some help in figuring how to get this big A@# lens on board with me. Anyone have a solution that they find convenient?


Jul 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Long lens carry on for airlines


Mountain Hardwear backpack - "Splitter" - you can easily fit a 500mm F4 with body attached...I fit a Canon 500 F4; and the 800mm F5.6 (not at same time obviously). The pack is less than $100 and made to carry on a trail...

Look into the Aquatech soft lens hood if you need to cut down on space in the backpack. They make one for the Nikon 500 F4 but it is about $170...

Some folks like the Kiboko backpack by Gura Gear - I have it...it is OK but expensive. It is lightweight though...pack-cloth is durable and can take a beating too.



Jul 01, 2012 at 06:46 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Long lens carry on for airlines


Thanks, info is very much appreciated. Heading to Alaska in 40 days and definitely want to bring the big lens.


Jul 02, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Long lens carry on for airlines


Yes look for a backpack that is designed for trekking/hiking etc. IMO the photo backpacks are overpriced and not designed for walking a reasonable distance. Now if you don't plan to walk/hike at all in Alaska, then you have more choices....


Jul 02, 2012 at 02:08 AM
 

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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Long lens carry on for airlines


A bazooka bareel should work; well-contructed, dent-proof - just don't forget to unload the ammo.


Jul 03, 2012 at 12:24 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Long lens carry on for airlines


Can vouch for the Kiboko, had the 500 F4 loaded in one side with some room for a few accessories and another lens(14-24) on a trip to Africa.


Jul 03, 2012 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Long lens carry on for airlines


Try this. Think Tank Airport International Rolling bag.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=think+tank+international&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma



Jul 04, 2012 at 02:41 AM





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