Does My Kit Fit? David Wren on tour with O’Neill Wetsuits UK

We first met David Wren while he was working with one of our Think Tank Photo retailers, London Camera Exchange, in Guildford. We met up with him at the start of his summer tour with O’Neill Wetsuits UK & Butta as their official photographer.

“Travelling around the UK with the UK O’Neill wetsuits team and Butta for their summer tour #busvibes is great. The tour is sponsored by Olympus and we are visiting different surf spots and sponsoring surfing events across the UK throughout the summer, which is great fun!

Copyright: David Wren 2015 / www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / http://www.rwnd.co.uk

Here, the boys from the band Sunset Sons treated us to a gig on the bus deck and we held a wicked SUP race, where the winner took home an O’Neill wetsuit.

Copyright: David Wren 2015 / www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / http://www.rwnd.co.uk

There are six of us on the bus with all our gear, working & sleeping in close quarters! So, we have to be selective about our gear as there is not a lot of space. Everything I have with me I need, and nothing that doesn’t get used.”

Here’s David’s Camera & Video Gear which he fits in the Think Tank Photo Airport International v2 roller:

DAVID WREN 01

CAMERA & VIDEO & SOUND GEAR:

  • Canon 5D mk3 (without grip)
  • Canon 7D (without grip)
  • Canon 15mm fisheye
  • Tokina 11-16 f2.8
  • Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VR
  • Canon 50mm f1.4
  • Canon 100-400mm mk1 f4.5-5.6
  • Canon 430 EX II flash
  • Nikon L35 film camera! with colour film: Kodak Portra 400
  • Olympus TG4 Camera (Olympus are Sponsoring the O’Neill Wetsuits UK & Butta 2015 Summer tour #busvibes)
  • Rode video mic pro
  • Lens Pens
  • Pocket Wizards mini TT1 & Flex TT5
  • AA chargers
  • Hahnel Giga T Pro II – Wireless Timer Remote = for time lapses & cables for this
  • x8 LPE-6 batteries for Canon
  • x8 AA batteries
  • Flash sync cables
  • x2 variable ND filters = different sizes

DAVID WREN 02

Here’s David’s tripod & monopod which he fits on the outside of the Think Tank Photo Airport International v2 roller:

  • MM294C4 manfrotto carbon fibre monopod with RC234 head
  • MT055CX PRO3 manfrotto tripod for video with 2 way video fluid head

David’s POST PRODUCTION GEAR is protected in the Think Tank Photo My 2nd Brain 15 v2 laptop bag:

DAVID WREN 04

  • iPad mini 3
  • iPod shuffle
  • 15” mac book pro
  • Headphone
  • iPhone 5C
  • apple mouse
  • x2 WD 2TP passport hard disks in hard cases
  • memory card reader
  • Charges for all
  • Parker pen

DAVID WREN 03

David also uses these Think Tank Photo accessories to keep all his accessories tidy and quickly findable:

Olympus are Sponsoring our summer 2015 O’Neill Wetsuits UK tour, which has given me the chance to play around with the fully waterproof & shock prove Olympus Tough TG-4. It’s remarkably good for something so small compact, with fast focusing & frame rates in the water. I can shoot in raw and 1080p HD video with the TG4 and the quality is extremely high for the sensor size, which has definitely exceeded my expectations!”

Copyright: David Wren 2015 / www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / http://www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / http://www.rwnd.co.uk

Passenger clothing is sponsoring me and I’m enjoying getting to surf as often as possible on the tour and the picturesque sunsets from our wooden shack !!”

David has just got the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 30 canvas shoulder bag for when he needs to take a little less gear out and about with him, so we’ll see how he’s getting on with this later in the summer…


David will be on tour until 10th August – to catch up with the tour keep an eye on their facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/ONeill

see the #busvibes TOUR DATES here

You can find out more about O’Neill Wetsuits UK and Butta here:

http://www.oneill.com/gb/en/home

http://www.butta.co.uk/

You can see more about Olympus and Passenger Clothing here:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/

http://www.passenger-clothing.com/


 

To see more of David Wren’s work follow these links to his Website and Instagram pages:

http://www.rwnd.co.uk/

https://instagram.com/rwndphotography

Copyright: David Wren 2015 / www.rwnd.co.uk
Copyright: David Wren 2015 / http://www.rwnd.co.uk

Airline carry-on for Summer 2013

Airplane HA01Copyright: Helen Atkinson 2013

Embarking on your Summer holiday abroad?

There’ve been quite a few changed in Airline Carry-on allowances* since last summer…

So, here at Snapperstuff we’ve put together a list of some popular airlines to help you on your journey.

We have also given you some suggestions for Think Tank Photo bags that are within the relevant airline’s carry-on allowance guidelines.

We’ve listed the maximum carry-on items, weights & dimensions for popular flights out of the UK & Ireland:

Aer Lingus

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Carry-on bag = max. weight of 10kg  with max. dimensions of 55cm H (21.5″) x 40cm W (15.5″) x 24cm D (9.5″) – note: Carry-on baggage must fit inside the gauge units at the airport (including wheels and handles)
  • Personal item (ladies handbag, gents satchel, duty free shopping bag, etc.) = This personal item must be placed under the seat in front & may not exceed: 25cm H (10″) x 33cm W (13″) x 20cm D (8″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

Aer Lingus (Regional)

  • flight numbers 3000-4000 operated by Aer Arann
  • One carry-on bag
  • Carry-on item must not exceed limit of 7kg
  • Carry-on baggage must be within the size dimensions of 48cm H (18.5″) x 33cm W (13″) x 20cm D (8″)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or the smaller 10 size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)
Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials:
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro
External dimensions: 25 x 45 x 19cm (10”W x 17.5”H x 7.5”D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.5kg (weight varies with accessories used)

American Airlines

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item
  • Carry-on bag total dimensions may not exceed 114cm (45″) (length + width + height). Maximum dimensions cannot exceed: 56 cm length x 35 cm width x 23 cm tall (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • The bag must fit in the baggage frames located throughout the check-in area at the airport.
  • One personal item, such as purse, briefcase, laptop bag or a similar item such as book bag or shopping bag. Total dimensions may not exceed 91cm (36″) (length + width + height)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter:
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator:
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3 – other sizes available too
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

bmi regional – (Economy &  Economy Flexible)

  • One carry-on bag & one personal item (such as a small handbag, purse, small briefcase, laptop (in a thin satchel), baby-changing bag, etc). Personal items are accepted at bmi regional’s discretion. The larger items should have DAA tags attached to them at check-in or the gate
  • Hand baggage does not have any weight restrictions but must have a maximum length of 55cm, width of 40cm and depth of 23cm. These dimensions include wheels, handles, side pockets, etc. You will not be allowed to pass through security with hand baggage, which exceeds the specified dimensions. Any customer attempting to do so, will be redirected to check-in and asked to check in their bag into the hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

bmi regional – (Business Fares)

  • The rules outlined for customers travelling on an Economy or Economy Flexible ticket, also apply to those travelling on Business Fares
  • Business Fare customers are however entitled to take two pieces of main hand baggage onboard, in addition to one personal item

British Airways

  • You are allowed one piece of hand baggage plus a laptop or handbag
  • A 23kg maximum bag weight applies and you must be able to lift the bag unaided into the overhead lockers in the aircraft cabin
  • Your main piece of hand baggage is up to the dimensions 56cm x 45cm x 25cm (22in x 18in x 10in), including the handle, pockets and wheels
  • Your bag must fit into the bag gauge, available at the check-in area
  • Your laptop or handbag is up to the dimensions 45cm x 36cm x 20cm (18in x 14in x 8in), including the handle and pockets
  • Your laptop or handbag must fit under the seat in front of you.

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Navigator:
External dimensions: 40.6 x 25.4 x 39.4 cm (16″W x 10″D x 15.5″H)
Weight: 3.7 – 4.2 kg (weight is dependent upon accessories used; minimum weight = 2 hinged dividers ONLY)

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport Airstream
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 37 x 22 x 46 cm (15″w x 9″d x 18″h)
Weight: 4.1 – 4.8 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator:
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2:
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

Delta

  • Carry-on allowance is ONE bag AND ONE personal item (personal item can be: purse, briefcase, laptop bag or similar sized item)
  • Baggage may not exceed 114 linear cm (45 linear inches) in combined length, width and height, including any handles and wheels
  • Baggage must fit easily in the Carry-on Baggage Check  – approximately sized 56 x 35 x  23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) – which is located near the check-in counters

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for United Airlines (below)

easyJet

  • dimensions must be no more than 50 x 40 x 20cm for easyJet to guarantee that “it will travel with you either in the overhead locker or, if necessary, under the seat in front of you”
  • OR easyJet plus cardholders, FLEXI fare, easyJet plus Upfront or Extra Legroom customers, can continue to bring ONE piece of cabin baggage no bigger than 56 x 45 x 25cm including handles and wheels – and use easyJet plus Speedy Boarding to board first in order to secure space in the overhead lockers
  • see easyJet’s website for full info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter:
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or smaller size 10 from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

NOTE: For the 56 x 45 x 25 size – see suggestions as for British Airways

flybe (Essentials & New Economy)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • 10kg hand baggage allowance
  • max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 23cm

flybe (Plus)

  • One piece of carry-on baggage + laptop (where airports allow)
  • Carry-on baggage must be max. weight of 10kg
  • with max. dimensions of: 55 x 40 x 23cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

First Choice

  • One piece of carry-on baggage
  • this must weigh less than 5kg
  • with max. dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Ryan Air (below)

Jet2

  • One piece of carry-on baggage per person
  • This must weigh less than 10kg
  • This must be no bigger than 56x45x25cm, including wheels and handles

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

KLM (Economy Class)

  • ONE bag measuring 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.5″ x 10″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h) – where the sum of the dimensions may not be greater than 115 cm (45 inches), including wheels and handles
  • and ONE of the following accessories: handbag, briefcase, camera, small laptop, or one other item of similar or smaller size
  • Total weight must not exceed 12kg (including bag & all accessories)
  • NOTE: Flights operated by KLM Cityhopper and KLM Boeing 737 aircraft have limited storage space in the cabin, and so they may ask you to put your hand baggage in the hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter:
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

External dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D) – this bag really is Tardis like in it’s capacity!
Weight: 1.2-1.4kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

LAPTOP BAG – Think Tank Photo Artificial Intelligence 15 v3
External Dimensions: 38 x 28 x 3.6 cm (15”H x 11“W x 1.4”D)

Weight: 0.4 – 0.5 Kg

KLM (Business Class)

  • TWO bags: ONE bag measuring 55 x 25 x 35 cm (21.5″ x 10″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h) – where the sum of the dimensions may not be greater than 115 cm (45 inches), including wheels and handles AND and ONE bag smaller than 45 x 20 x 35 cm (18″ x 8″ x 13.5″) (l x w x h)**
  • and ONE of the following accessories: handbag, briefcase, camera, small laptop, or one other item of similar or smaller size
  • Total weight must not exceed 18kg (including bag & all accessories)
  • NOTE: Flights operated by KLM Cityhopper and KLM Boeing 737 aircraft have limited storage space in the cabin, and so they may ask you to put your hand baggage in the hold
  • ** Exception for World Business Class passengers: on flights from India you may only carry ONE item of hand baggage. You may check in a second hand bag free of charge

Lufthansa (First Class & Business Class)

  • TWO pieces of hand luggage (Please check for possible country-specific variations to this general rule)
  • A piece of hand luggage may not be larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm and may not weigh more than 8 kg. NOTE: Foldable garment bags are an exception to this; they count as hand luggage up to a size of 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm
  • Items of hand luggage which exceed these limits will be carried free of charge in the cargo hold within your permitted free baggage allowance, as storage space on board is limited. This is in the interests of your own and other passengers’ safety and comfort. Please ensure that you remove any medicines and any valuables such as your laptop, mobile phone, PDA, documents, identity papers, jewellery, etc, from your hand luggage if it has to be carried in the cargo hold

Lufthansa (Economy Class)

  • ONE piece of hand luggage (Please check for possible country-specific variations to this general rule)
  • A piece of hand luggage may not be larger than 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm and may not weigh more than 8 kg. NOTE: Foldable garment bags are an exception to this; they count as hand luggage up to a size of 57 cm x 54 cm x 15 cm
  • Items of hand luggage which exceed these limits will be carried free of charge in the cargo hold within your permitted free baggage allowance, as storage space on board is limited. This is in the interests of your own and other passengers’ safety and comfort. Please ensure that you remove any medicines and any valuables such as your laptop, mobile phone, PDA, documents, identity papers, jewellery, etc, from your hand luggage if it has to be carried in the cargo hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for KLM but watch your weight limit of 8kg!

Monarch – (Scheduled flights – flight numbers starting with ZB)

  • One piece of hand baggage no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm (there’ll be a size gauge at the airport to check this) and no heavier than 10kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • OR Two separate pieces of hand baggage, as long as the combined size is no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and the combined weight no heavier than 10kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • Monarch also say: “There is limited space onboard, and we are sorry but on busy flights we cannot guarantee that we can fit all baggage in the cabin. Taking two smaller bags and placing one under the seat in front of you will help to avoid your baggage being placed in the hold.”

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

Monarch – (Chartered flights – flight numbers starting with MON)

  • One piece of hand baggage no bigger than the new slightly reduced size of 56 x 40 x 25cm (there’ll be a size gauge at the airport to check this) and no heavier than 5kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • OR Two separate pieces of hand baggage, as long as the combined size is no bigger than 56 x 40 x 25cm and the combined weight no heavier than 5kg, plus a small duty free bag from the departure airport.
  • Monarch also say: “This means there’s no need to choose between your bag and your laptop. And you won’t have to cram everything into one bag at the departure gate.  All we ask is that you put small items under the seat in front of you, to leave more space in the overhead lockers for larger bags.”

Monarch – (Scheduled flights – to Freetown)

  • One piece of cabin baggage per person to include handbags and laptops + one standard size carrier bag of goods purchased from the departure airport.
  • Hand luggage dimensions must not exceed 56cm x 40cm x 25cm (including handles and wheels)
  • this must not weigh more than 5kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS :

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

Quantas – (international flights – First/Business/Premium Economy)

  • TWO pieces of carry on:
  • EITHER 2 x 115cm (45in) bags = each with dimensions of approximately 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • OR 1 x 115cm (45in) bag plus 1 x 185cm (73in) non rigid garment bag = one with dimensions of approximately 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″) plus one with dimensions of approximately 60 x 114 x 11 cm (24″ x 45″ x 4″)
  • Max. weight of each bag is 7kg – thus total weight of 14kg
  • NOTE: Due to capacity constraints, if transferring to/from an International service, the 4kg Carry-on Baggage limit applies, regardless of your International Carry-on Allowance. Any excess may need to be carried in the hold

Quantas – (international flights – Economy)

  • ONE piece of carry-on
  • EITHER 1 x 115 linear cm (45 linear inches) bag = dimensions of approximately 56 x 36 x 23 cm (22″ x 14″ x 9″)
  • OR 1 x 185 linear cm (73 linear inches) non rigid garment bag = dimensions of approximately 60 x 114 x 11 cm (24″ x 45″ x 4″)
  • Max. weight is 7kg
  • NOTE: Due to capacity constraints, if transferring to/from an International service, the 4kg Carry-on Baggage limit applies, regardless of your International Carry-on Allowance. Any excess may need to be carried in the hold

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: keep an eye on your WEIGHT ALLOWANCE on Quantas

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator:
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2:
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

Ryanair

  • Strictly one item of cabin baggage per passenger (excluding infants)
  • weighing up to 10kg
  • with maximum dimensions of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm is permitted
  • Note: handbag, briefcase, laptop, shop purchases, camera etc.) must be carried in your 1 permitted piece of cabin baggage

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Essentials:
External dimensions: 29.2 x 17.8 x 45.7 cm (11.5″W x 7″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.4-1.6 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 20 – or the smaller 10 size from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)
Exterior Dimensions: 35 x 25 x 17 cm (13.8” W x 9.8” H x 6.7” D)
Weight: 0.9 – 1.0 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective – the 30, 20, 10, 7 or 5 sizes
External Dimensions: 43.2 x 26.7 x 17.8 cm (16″ W x 10.5″ H x 7″ D)
Weight: 1.5 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

Thomas Cook Airlines

  • Each person is allowed to carry one 5kg piece of hand luggage
  • with dimensions up to: 55cm x 40cm x 20cm

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Ryan Air (above)

Thomson Airlines

  • you can carry ONE piece of hand luggage of up to 5kg for free
  • The maximum dimensions of your hand luggage can be 55x40x20cm
  • Thomson Airlines also say: “you must be able to lift your hand luggage into the overhead storage compartments yourself. Things like laptops, handbags and items bought at the airport must fit within your 1 piece of hand baggage”

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Ryan Air (above)

United Airlines

  • you can carry-on ONE bag AND ONE personal item (see below), per customer
  • Carry-on bag maximum combined linear measurement (length + width + height) must not exceed 35 x 23 x 56 cm (14″ x 9″ x 22″) or 114 linear cm (45 linear inches)
  • Your personal item, such as a shoulder bag, backpack, laptop bag or other small item must be no larger than 23 x 25 x 43 cm (9″ x 10″ x 17″), or 91.4 linear cm (36 linear inches)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport 4-Sight:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 35.6 x 20.3 x 53.35 cm (14 “w x 8″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3 – 5.2 kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter:
External dimensions: 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H)
Weight: 1.5-1.9 kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

SLING BAG – Think Tank Photo Sling-O-Matic 30 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 30.5 x 44 x 19 cm (12″ W x 17.25″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.3-1.8 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 70 v2 – or any other from this range
External Dimensions: 38 x 32 x 19 cm (15″ W x 12.5″ H x 7.5″ D)
Weight: 1.0 – 1.7 kg depending on accessories used

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

US Airways

  • for carry-on you’re allowed ONE bag AND ONE personal item (the personal item can be a purse, briefcase or laptop bag)
  • Carry-on maximum dimensions 36 x 23 x 56 cm (14″ x 9″ x 22″) or 115 linear cm (45 linear inches)
  • Carry-on maximum weight 18 kg

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

ROLLER BAG – Think Tank Photo Airport International v2:
External dimensions including wheels and feet: 36 x 22 x 53 cm (14.25″w x 8.75″d x 21″h)
Base weight: 4.3-5.2kg (depending on accessories used such as dividers, rain cover, etc…)

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Shapeshifter:
External Dimensions:
When expanded: 32 x 51 x 18cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 7”D)
When compressed: 32 x 51 x 8cm (12.5”W x 20”H x 3”D)
Weight: 1.73kg

BACKPACK – Think Tank Photo Airport Accelerator:
External dimensions: 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H)
Weight: 1.9-2.5kg (weight fluctuates based on accessories used)

LAPTOP / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise 60v2:
External Dimensions: 41.9 x 30.5 x 15.2 cm (16.5″ W x 12″ H x 6″ D)
Weight: 1.7-2.0 kg

Virgin Atlantic –  Little Red (UK Domestic) & Economy & Premium Economy

  • One item of Carry-On
  • 23 x 36 x 56 cm (approx. 9″ x 14″ x 22″)
  • max weight: 10Kg
  • Children’s allowance varies – please see Virgin’s website for full info

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS:

SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Retrospective 50 – or any other size from the range
External Dimensions: 40.6 x 30 x 21.6 cm (16″ W x 11.8″ H x 8.5″ D)
Weight: 1.6 – 2 kg (Varies based on which accessories are used)

MESSENGER / SHOULDER BAG – Think Tank Photo Citywalker 30 – or any other from this range
(available in Blue Slate/Black or just Black & 2 smaller sizes)

Exterior Dimensions: 41.5 x 29 x 21 cm (16.3” W x 11.4” H x 8.3” D)
Weight: 1.2 – 1.4 kg (depending on insert & dividers used)

Virgin Atlantic –  Upper Class

  • Two items of Carry-On
  • 23 x 36 x 56 cm (approx. 9″ x 14″ x 22″) for each one
  • maximum weight combined = 16Kg (max. weight individual item = 12Kg)

Snapperstuff SUGGESTS: same range as for Virgin Atlantic Little Red & Economy & Premium Economy… but you can take a little more weight!

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*Note: all carry-on items, weight and dimension allowances are subject to change at any time by the airlines, so please ensure you check with your preferred airline for accuracy prior to travel, to avoid disappointment.

We’ve compiled the above list in July 2013 from each airline’s website.

We’d welcome your feedback on this, especially your experiences traveling with the Think Tank Photo bags, and if you have any other carry-on info you’d like to share please let us know. Thank you.

Does My Kit Fit? Airport Security

We caught up with multi-award-winning Guardian Sport Photographer Tom Jenkins over the summer and took a look at what gear he fits in his Airport Security:

Tom Jenkins Airport Security 1

Here’s what Tom says:

This is the typical kit I take to a football match. Layout is as follows anti-clockwise from top left:

1/ 24-70mm 2.8
2/ underneath hidden 70-200mm 2.8 on top SB900 flash and 1.4 converter.
3/ mini tripod head (for remote), 28mm 2.8 for remote
4/ D4
5/ D3s, D3, spare battery
6/ 500mm f4 with on top mini tripod legs and pocket wizards.

For a football match I would also take another D3 body plus 300mm f2.8 in a laptop bag with my mac. Waterproof gear goes in front pocket of Airport Security along with stool. Monopod down the side of the bag.

Tom is offering a Masterclass to Fixation customers, in London.  He’ll be sharing his techniques and ideas, inspiration and creative drive, as well as suggesting essential tools for creating the perfect image of the greatest sporting moments.

Tom took this photo of Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic runner at the Olympic Stadium, Stratford, London.
To see more of Tom’s images, see his page on the Fixation Gallery.
You will also be able to find more of his work here: www.guardian.co.uk and www.observer.co.uk
ABOUT TOM:
I started being a professional sports photographer in 1989. For the vast majority of the time since I have worked for The Guardian and The Observer newspapers. Of the many international events I have covered probably the 5 World Cups and 3 Olympics stand out as the highlights. As a lover of sport and photography it has to be the best job in the world! One of the best pieces of advice given to me right at the start of my career was to ‘get yourself down to Fixation. They will sort it out!’. Ever since I have relied on them to fix my gear (be it Nikon, Canon then Nikon again!) and find me new equipment. Quite possibly I couldn’t do my job without the back-up I get from everyone at Fixation.

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The Masterclass will be on Tuesday the 4th of December from 6:30pm.

Tickets are strictly limited to 35 delegates for this very special evening.

Ticket price of £45 will entitle you to a signed copy of Tom’s new book “In the Moment” (cover price £30) as well as access to a whole raft of very special discounts on the kit that Tom uses on a day-to-day basis including:

ThinkTank Photo, Pocket Wizard, Aquatech, Lastolite, Manfrotto, and more… plus special offers on Nikon Pro gear and accessories!

Fixation will also have a free draw for a pair of official Nikon London 2012 Binoculars, and of course, we’ll be inviting you to share some seasonal refreshments to celebrate an inspirational evening!

Call Fixation on: 020 7582 3294 to reserve your place, or email jonny@fixationuk.com

You can purchase “In the Moment” from Fixation or from The Guardian

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Click here for more info on the Airport Security v2.0

Does My Kit Fit? Glass Taxi

Withe the Binocular & Telescope Show at Titchfield Haven (National Nature Reserve) coming up this weekend – 30th June & 1st July – we took a look at how some optics fit in the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi:

Leica APO-TELEVID 82 with 25-50 eyepiece attached

Swarovski ATM80 HD with 25-50

Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece

Carl Zeiss DiaScope 85 FL with 20-70 eyepiece with the new Conquest HD large Binoculars (10×42) and Carl Zeiss Victory Compact Binoculars (10×25)

You can find out more about the Think Tank Photo Glass Taxi here (click link) as well as from our network of Authorised Retailers.

LCE Winchester will be showing the optics featured here at the Titchfield Haven Binocular & Telescope Show this weekend, so if you’d like to go here’s the full info:

Airline Carry-on travel guide (June 2012)

Copyright: Helen Atkinson 2012

With the Summer holidays on the horizon we thought a summary of current Airline Carry-on weights & dimensions* would be helpful… so, here are the weights & dimensions for popular flights out of the UK & Ireland:

Aer Lingus (shorthaul & longhaul) – under 10kg – 55 x 40 x 20 cm

Aer Lingus (regional) – under 7kg – 48 x 36 x 21 cm

American Airlines – 56 x 35 x 23 cm (max) & personal item e.g. laptop or handbag with total dimensions not exceeding 91cm (length + width + height)

bmi – unlimited – 55 x 40 x 23 cm

British Airways – 23 kg – 2 pieces – 56 x 45 x 25 cm & 45 x 36 x 20 cm (laptop or handbag which must fit under seat in front of you)

easyJet – unlimited – 56 x 45 x 25 cm

flybe – 10 kg – 50 x 35 x 23 cm

First Choice – 5 kg – 55 x 40 x 20 cm

Jet2 – 10 kg – 56 x 45 x 25 cm

Monarch – 10 kg – 56 x 45 x 25 cm

Ryanair – 10 kg – 55 x 40 x 20 cm

Thomas Cook Airlines – 5 kg – 55 x 40 x 20 cm

Thomson Airlines – 5 kg – 55 x 40 x 20 cm

Virgin Atlantic – 6 kg – 56 x 36 x 23 cm

*Note: all carry-on weight and dimension allowances are subject to change at any time by the airlines, so please ensure you check with your preferred airline for accuracy prior to travel, to avoid disappointment.

We welcome your feedback on this, especially your experiences traveling with the Think Tank Photo bags, and if you have any other carry-on info you’d like to share please let us know. Thank you.

Does My Kit Fit? Retrospective 10 pinestone

Pete Rawlinson, Sales Specialist at London Camera Exchange in Winchester, was privilaged to be asked to test out the new Nikon 1 cameras at the press launch in Shanghai, back in October…

“I thought I’d need a bag that would better suit all my kit. Now, like most photographers, I have many different bags and cases yet none seem to be able to handle the kit I’d be taking out with me.

While at work I looked at the Retro series and thought I’d appeal to my rep, Helen’s, kind nature and ask if there were any Retro Demo bags I could borrow. Unfortunately none of these were available, but Helen kindly lent me her own Retro 10. The bag was big enough to fit all my kit plus the chargers and my vitals, phone and wallet.

The main things I really found great about this bag were;

  • Enough room for all my kit plus more
  • Not your typical “Camera Bag” (meaning I could happily walk around the streets with £8000 worth of camera equipment on my shoulder)
  • The cushioned strap was more than welcomed as I spent 5 days carrying all this kit for the whole time
  • The carrying handle made picking up my gear from the taxis, buses and boats easier than having to pick it up via the long strap.
  • The sound silencers were probably the best feature with this bag. I found this particularly handy while exploring the Buddhist temple when I had to switch over memory cards.

All in all I don’t think I could say anything negative about these series of bags and since returning from China I have bought myself a Retro 10 which has become my primary Camera Bag.”

www.LCEGROUP.co.uk

www.Pete-Rawlinson.co.uk

Congratulations to Pete who recently wind 3rd prize in the Sony World Photography Awards (staff competition)!
Here he is collecting his prize:  Pete collecting prize

Pete Rawlinson shooting in Shaghai with the Nikon 1 camera

Shaghai at night, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Shaghai People, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011Fellow Nikon Photographers Simon Stafford & Will Cheung (Advanced Photographer Editor) with their Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise shoulder bags in Shaghai, shot on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Shaghai, taken on the Nikon 1 camera – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

Nikon 1 camera gear, which Pete fitted in the Retrospective 10 bag – Copyright Pete Rawlinson 2011

To see more of Pete’s work please check out this link: www.Pete-Rawlinson.co.uk

To find out more on the Think Tank Photo Retrospective 10 and other bags in the range to can catch up with Pete in the LCE – London Camera Exchange – store in Winchester, Hampshire. Website: www.lcegroup.co.uk

You can follow LCE on Twitter here: @LCEUsedCameras

and here: @LCEOffers

You can follow LCE Winchester on Facebook here: LCE Winchester

For more info on the Retrospective range click on this link: RETROSPECTIVE RANGE

Does My Kit Fit? Streetwalker Pro

After reading the ‘Does My Kit Fit? Airport International v2.0’ feature, Sports Photographer Stefano Grasso, contacted us about his experience travelling with his Think Tank Photo Streetwalker Pro backpack. Based in Italy, Stefano works internationally:

“The Airport International is definitely the best trolley we can have !!
The size is ok, BUT, as you know, mainly in Europe the problem of carry on cameras and lenses is the weight…
I have a lot of equipment to bring with me and every time is a real nightmare. Lufthansa and Swiss allow 1 piece of 8 kilos max in cabin !

The last frontier for me right now, is a 400 f2.8 + EOS body 1D IV in the Streetwalker Pro and my other equipment (200 f2, 70-200 f2.8, 24-70 f2.8, 14 f2.8, 8-15 f4, 2 bodies EOS 1D, Mac Book Pro 15″ and some more things in the Airport International.  No comment about the total weight… Sometimes some equipment flies in a Peli Case, but what a stress. I have insurance of course, but I can’t afford to miss the picture !!!

Here’s how Stefano fits his gear in his Streetwalker Pro:

1) Streetwalker Pro with Canon 400 2.8 II + Eos 1D mark IV mounted + extender 1.4x III plus + extender 2x III
2) Streetwalker Pro with the same gears but the extenders covered to avoid scratches
3) Streetwalker Pro with the same gears and plus Canon battery charger and cable packed in pluriball
4 & 5) the Streetwalker Pro shown closed with all the gear inside
… total weight… 8 kilos, more or less !!

You can see Stefano’s work here: www.stefanograsso.it & www.horse-poster.com

For more info on the Streetwalker Pro backpack click on this link:
STREETWALKER PRO

Does My Kit Fit? Airport TakeOff

Angus Thomson, Snapperstuff’s Product Specialist, shows how he has his Think Tank Photo Airport TakeOff configured:

Click on the images to find out more info on the Airport TakeOff – backpack & roller bag in one.

Competition:

The first person to correctly list x5 of Angus’s lenses, as pictured in his Airport TakeOff above, wins a Think Tank Photo branded Pixel Pocket Rocket.

Please enter your answer in the ‘Leave a reply’ box below (and ensure your comment links to you).

We’ll post the winner and then list the full kit in Angus’s Airport TakeOff here…

Think Tank Photo: NEW Modular Components & Guide (part 2)

Following part 1, we thought you’d like to find out more about the new features of the version 2 Modular Components:

All the pouches now come with a grab handle, most have an elasticated front pocket and you can convert them into shoulder bags with the new Keep It Up™ strap!

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Keep It Up™ – is a shoulder strap which attaches to any of the new pouches thus turning a pouch into a shoulder bag, or it can be attached to any of the belts in the Think Tank Photo range to provide extra support.

Hubba Hubba Hiney™ – bum bag (…AKA an attractive female bum bag!) can fit a 70-200 f2.8 lens horizontally, or is ideal for smaller lenses or 4/3rds gear as it comes with dividers and a shoulder strap.



Stuff It™ – organiser pouch with pockets for accessories and personal items or compact zoom cameras. Snapperstuff’s Peter can fit all this in his Stuff It™: Canon G9, glasses, wallet and even an iPhone!

Little Stuff It™ – compact pouch for a point and shoot camera, mobile phone or small accessories.

Strobe Stuff™ – pouch for DSLR flashes / strobes with attached diffuser. This padded belt pouch has enough space to accommodate pro-size DSLR flashes. Either the SB-900, 580EXII, or smaller flashes fits with a standard diffuser fitted. The front pocket fits an external battery pack with a cable pass-through to keep it attached to the flash. Includes pockets for gels or spare batteries.

To work out which pouch is the right size for your gear have a look at this pdf guide:

Modular Component V2 Guide

To see more of the new Modular Component range take a look here: NEW MODULAR COMPONENTS

Does my kit fit? Airport Antidote

See how much gear Freia Turland can fit in her Airport Antidote:

Professional photographer Freia Turland packed her Airport Antidote up for an adventure both for the bag and herself:

Canon 5D mkII with Battery Grip (BG-E6), Black / Blue Camera Strap and 24-70 f2.8 lens attached
Canon 5D
70-200 f2.8
16-35 f2.8 mkII
Canon Speedlite 580 EX
Special edition Pixel Pocket Rocket
Spare camera batteries, AA battery holders, lens cleaning cloth etc
Canon battery charger LC-E6E

In the front stretch pocket of the bag Artificial Intelligence 15 (included with the Airport Antidote) containing a 15” MacBook Pro (this is also included in the version 2 or you can get this separately)

Freia told Snapperstuff, “I wouldn’t normally keep a battery charger in my bag, but off to catch a series of planes to the Arctic Circle I needed to have everything in one place. I knew that the Airport Antidote met current legal international carry on requirements for my journey and was comfortable to have on my back for many hours of the day. A must with 100km snowmobile routes to make over the ice!”

Freia has the version 1 Airport Antidote, which has now been updated to the version 2 after feedback from users… find out more about the Airport Antidote™ V2.0 here…

We will show you some images from her trip here soon…

Please note: We highly recommend you check with your airline the legal carry-on allowance for both weight and size are prior to travel. Carry-on size and weight restrictions vary with different airlines and at different airports nationally and internationally.