Think Tank Photo Airport Security V2.0 case / backpack Hothttp://www.cambags.com/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/300x300s/14/f7/6e/66f461a82eb04828d9f9f9abb89cb004_XL77.jpg
Designed for airport travel, to take the maximum amount of gear possible on the plane as legal carry-on. Features: Airline carry on size. Security combination locks. Security cable. Holds 400 2.8 and larger lenses. Replaceable wheels. “Emergency” shoulder straps. Dual main compartment access. Monopod holder. Tripod holder. Seam-sealed raincover Stretchable front pocket Organizer side pocket Business card holder
This Tupperware box has dividers and a tray. It holds cables, tools spare batteries, and other small miscellaneous bits and pieces that I can't do without.
The lid flap has loads of storage space for cables, CF cards, notebook, business cards, grey card, remote release, etc., etc., etc.
I got my new camera case the other day - it's a Think Tank Airport Security roller case. I think it's going to do the job very well for a long time to come!
think tank airport security
Equipment list in bag
- Nikon D700
- Nikon D300
Nikon D300 with MB-D10 Battery pack
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 micro
Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8G
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8 DX
Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Nikon 70-200mm F/2.8G ED-IF AF-S VRG ED-IF AF-S VR
Pocket Wizard Plus II transciever (one of three)
B+W 77mm polarizing filter
L358 Sekonic meter
The rain cover for the case and tripod straps are underneath
The Tamrac camera straps fit nicely under the lens
Nikon SB-900 flash
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Just received my brand new ThinkTank Airport Security. I debated long and hard about whether to get this or the Airport Int'l. Boy, I'm glad I got this one as it turns out I need every drop of space. You can read my gear list to see what's in it, but that doesn't include flash battery packs, AA's, extra batteries, chargers, etc. Here's some poor iPhone photos of it!
3 Bodies, 7 lenses, 2 flashes and a Lastolite softbox (the blue bag) IN the case. As I continue to grow a little more, the softbox will be carried separately.
Equipment list in bag
- Canon 1D Mk III
- Canon 5D
Canon EOS 5D + Grip + Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
Canon EOS 5D Body + Grip
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
2 x Canon 580EX Speedlite II Speedlite
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L USM
cp-e4 battery pack
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM UPRIGHT!
Canon 50mm f/1.2L
pros and cons
Firstly some important background info.
I've got a couple of trips planned this year and I was trying to get my head around a practical solution for carrying a substantial amount of gear with me in one bag. The deciding factor would be its ability to hold a 400mm f/2.8L lens.
Ideally it would also be a bag that would have a reasonable chance of staying with me on a flight as carry-on luggage... and, if I was forced to check it in, then it would still offer the kind of protection that the kit needs.
It would also need to give me a sense of security. Firstly by not looking too much like a camera bag... and secondly it would have top notch build quality, solid zips and locks etc.
I didn't want or need a backpack. I'm not a landscape photographer, so I wouldn't be taking the kit on a hike or lugging it around for prolonged periods of time. My requirement was for something that I could get in and out of sporting venues with reasonable ease - ideally a roller, but with carrying options as well. I wanted integrated wheels so that I wouldn't have to carry separate ones. I didn't want straps/flaps and any other dangling nasties that could drag in the mud
Less is more. One bag to hold plenty of kit. Rolling. Carrying. Safe and secure.
So, after a couple of months of research, I arrived at this product: The Think Tank Airport Security. I took delivery of it today.
The depth of the bag is a huge plus. It will hold the 70-200 vertically as well as accommodating the 400mm's sizeable lens hood. There is a small raised section in the base of the bag which allows for the handle - but there should still be room for another reasonably long lens to be positioned vertically if needed.
The padding is excellent. This isn't a completely rigid bag but the padding around the sides and base is around 1 inch thick. There is slightly less padding on the top but enough nevertheless.
Equipment list in bag
2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
3. Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
4. Canon Extender EF 1.4x
5. Memory cards in wallet
6. Canon EOS 1D mk II body
7. Canon EOS 1D mk II body
8. NP-E3 batteries x 2
9. Gossen Variosix F lightmeter
10. Canon CP-E2 battery pack
11. Pocket Wizard Plus set
12. Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye
13. Canon 580EX Speedlite
14. Off-camera shoe cord 2
15. OP/TECH USA Camera Straps x2
Also... Sony laptop (see later picture)