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London Camera Exchange – LCE – Reading branch

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London Camera Exchange – LCE – has branches all over the UK and an easy to use store locator on their website here:

LCE STORE LOCATOR

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LCE Reading

The LCE Reading branch has been hidden for some time under scaffolding, enduring some major works happening to the flats above them…

LCE Reading  LCE Reading

LCE Reading

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Despite this, it is BUSINESS AS USUAL for the team who are all passionate photographers too!

 

STORE MANAGER – ANDY

The store manager Andy is currently gearing up for The Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford from 17 to 19 July 2015 and then some time photographing the wildlife… if the weather holds ;0)

His current gear comprises of:

  • EOS 5D mkIII
  • EOS 7D
  • 8-15mm Fisheye
  • 17mm TSE
  • 24mm TSE
  • 100mm f2.8 IS macro
  • 16-35mm f2.8
  • 24-70mm f2.8
  • 70-200mm f2.8
  • 300mm f2.8 IS
  • 1.4x converter
  • 2x converter
  • Fuji Xpro 1 + 18-55, 10-24 + 23mm + 35mm

Of course Andy needs some bags to house all this gear…

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Pictured from top to bottom:

Think Tank Photo – Glass Taxi – houses his Canon 300 f2.8 with the Think Tank Photo SpeedChanger (now the SpeedChanger v2) on the front of the Glass Taxi to hold one of his Canon bodies.

Think Tank Photo – Retrospective 7 – fits all his Fuji gear

… and a plethora of Cable Management 10, 20 and 30 sizes along with DSLR Battery Holder 2 & DSLR Battery Holder 4 & AA Battery holders (with green trim) – All these are used for keeping remotes, LED torches, batteries, flashguns etc. (Andy’s fairly certain I’m pretty sure I have at least doubled the amount of Cable Management cases now

Andy also has the Mindshift Gear Filter Hive for his LEE filters (pictured below).

MindShift Gear Filter Hive

Andy says:

I love wildlife photography, birds and mammals, and I’m often found talking to animals when no one is looking! I also love Aviation photography, Cityscapes, Landscapes and a little bit of Motorcross… Basically anything that isn’t a human being!

You can see Andy’s images on his website here: www.hardpointphotography.com

AND… if you venture past the scaffolding into LCE Reading you will see some of his super shots adorning the walls of the store!

 

SALES ASSISTANT – MARK O’NEILL

Mark says:

I like photographing buildings, landscapes and weird stuff underground, usually at night…

His gear comprises of:

  • D800
  • D700
  • 14-24mm f2.8
  • 24-70mm f2.8
  • 80-200mm f2.8
  • 50mm f1.4
  • 105mm f2 DC

Mark has loads of Cable Management bags and DSLR Battery Holder 2 & DSLR Battery Holder 4 for all his accessories.

Mark won the 1st International Light Painting Awards in 2013 with this image:

ILPA-Winner

To find out more about how Mark created this image have a look here:  at his interview by www.lightpaintingphotography.com

If you’re interested… it’s not too late to enter the 2015 International Light Painting Award – closing date is 1 August 2015.

Mark recently participated in the OPEN FOR ART 2015 event in Reading – from 3-5 July 2015. “It’s a three-day Town Centre arts festival to showcase Reading’s hidden talent and creative industries.” 29 venues in Reading town centre volunteered to host a trail of pieces from local artists – on the streets, in shop windows and disused buildings. Along with the art trail there were heritage walks, workshops and events for everyone to participate in throughout the weekend event. Perhaps this is one for your 2016 diary!

You can see more of Mark’s work on his website here: www.digitalnoisephotography.co.uk

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If you’d like to meet Andy, Mark and find out more about their photography passion, you can visit them at the LCE Reading store, and of course you can also get a great range of Think Tank Photo and MindShift Gear from the store too!

Remember to check out the LCE Summer Specials and get the photo gear you need ahead of The Royal International Air Tattoo while you’re there…

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

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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:

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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

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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:

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  • 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

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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

Think Tank Photo 10th Anniversary – Roadtesting the Urban Approach

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We’re heading out to Santa Rosa, just north of San Francisco to join the Think Tank Photo (TTP) team in their 10th anniversary celebrations and looking forward to catching up with all their team on their home turf.

Deciding upon public transport to get to the airport, the big question: what bag or bags to take?!

Airport Security & Urban Approach 15

For me I decantered my lighting equipment and stripped the dividers out of my Airport Security roller, then filled this with clothes and personal gear for the hold. Thankfully the built in TSA zipper lock for the main compartment saved me scrabbling around in search of a padlock at home.

Now for hand luggage I’d normally take my Canon DSLR gear, laptop, tablet, chargers, and other gadgets and utilise the Airport International roller for all this. I like to give my body a rest from carrying gear whenever I can, and one bag also means I’m less likely to loose stuff enroute…

Flying with British Airways this roller fits perfectly in their carry-on bins, and even when heavily laden with big glass I’ve yet to exceed their 23kg carry-on limit with it. Also having the ability to put the laptop inside the roller (utilising the low dividers) gives peace of mind and ease of access for security checks.

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However, as this trip is a short one I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to road test the new Urban Approach 15 (UA15) backpack and Urban Approach 10 shoulder bag… oh and take less stuff!

It’s not until I try out each bag that I really appreciate the little nuances that really make the TTP bags stand out from the crowd.

Gear wise I opted for my Fuji mirrorless system, Lee filters, iPad, Bose music system, chargers of course, and last minute thankfully remembered my plug adapters for the USA!

The UA15 backpack, with its tapered front, is incredibly deceptive in size and I was really surprised at just how much gear can be comfortably configured in this slim, smart, neat little bag.

Urban Approach 15

The big bonus with this is the ability to slide it over the extendable handle of a roller, thanks to the addition of a fabric strip across the back of the bag, which doesn’t affect the comfort when wearing it. This made my walk to the train station and the change to the bus pretty smooth running.

Breaking with habit I also packed the Urban Approach 10 (UA10) for the small bits I was likely to want quick access to on the flight, and also for fitting the Fuji gear and iPad in when wandering around the town. Like the back back this is incredibly light and surprisingly capacious.

Urban Approach 10

The UA10 combines the features of several shoulder bags in the Think Tank Photo range:

=> the lightness and strength of the CityWalkers with the ‘X’ clasp to secure the front flap and padded shoulder strap
=> the Retrospective Velcro fastening also on the front flap along with the silent feature for added security and quick access to the main compartment, grab handle allowing you to slide this over the roller handle, and expandable front pocket
=> the Urban Disguise Classic clutter free smart exterior with leather accent along the front flap, with rear pocket for small papers or accessories
=> the Mirrorless Mover expandable side pockets for a small water bottle and perfectly sized interior to fit 10″ tablet and mirrorless or micro 4/3rds gear

Urban Approach 10

Now my fellow traveller and  business partner, aka my Pa, opted for one bag as carry on and a small Stuff It pouch on the belt for necessities.

His choice bag was the Airport Accelerator – a rectangular backpack equivalent size to the Airport International roller and fits the BA luggage bin perfectly, yet fits so much more as there’s no extendable handle to cater for. Weighing in at 2.3 kg (check this) prior to packing and having dedicated pockets for both 15″ laptop and 10″ tablet, this provided the perfect solution for him to maximise his carry-on.

Airport Accelerator

Pa finds this bag extremely comfortable to wear, and the easily adjustable straps make for best fit and easy to get on and remove without having to contort your arm. Oh and it’s cool and he likes it!

As well as these bags, the Travel Pouches both small and large make for great toiletry and clothes carriers, and the new CF/SD & Battery wallet keeps the small camera bits together.

Small Travel Pouch

CF/SD + Battery Wallet

So, prior to catching up with the TTP guys we’re heading to the the Schultz Museum and a pit stop at Willy Bird’s!

Stuff It! Pouch

New Think Tank Photo Gear for Summer 2014

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NEW THINK TANK PHOTO BAGS HAVE JUST ARRIVED IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER GET AWAY:
 

AIRPORT ROLLER DERBY (T514) (click for full info)

T514 Airport Roller Derby 09M

Easily manoeuvre the Airport Roller Derby through crowded airports with the 4 dual wheel sets (8 wheels), designed to improve weight distribution and reduce muscle fatigue.

This roller meets US domestic and many international carry-on requirements.***

You can easily “skate” between people, obstacles and tight spaces when you’re in a hurry, so common with air travel. You can roll it upright at your side, tilt it to roll on its back wheels, or tilt it on its side wheels to roll through narrow airplane aisles.

This roller includes 2 dedicated interior pockets for a 15″ laptop, a tablet, plus it has a tripod mount. Its security features include a lock & cable and lockable zippers.

Ideal for domestic and international travel, as well as weddings and on-location assignments, this rolling camera bag’s high-capacity provides easy access to 2 DSLRs, a tripod, laptop, multiple lenses, flash guns and more.

*** 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.  



MY 2ND BRAIN BRIEFCASES
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My 2nd Brain Briefcases

Available in 3 colours (mist green, harbor blue, black) & 2 sizes (13L or 15L)

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The My 2nd Brain Briefcase is a “mobile office” for Apple power-users and stands out for its intuitive organisation. The 15L size fits any 15″ MacBook®, while the 13L fits any 13″ MacBook® – and both cases also fit: iPad® (standard or mini), iPhone®, support accessories, books, folios and more in easily identifiable pockets.

You can even carry over-ear headphones as well as a journal, sketchbook and files for complete creative consolidation.

The travel-ready design includes 2 compressible pockets for water bottles or a compact umbrella, as well as a pass-through handle that slides over a rolling luggage handle. It comes with its own seam-sealed rain cover for extra protection against downpours.

The My 2nd Brain Briefcase improves the workflow for tech-focused travellers and creative professionals by helping to balance the demands of the dual creative / digital lifestyle.

T611 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13L – Black

T612 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13L – Mist Green

T613 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 13L – Harbor Blue

T615 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15L – Black

T616 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15L – Mist Green

T617 My 2nd Brain Briefcase 15L – Harbor Blue


SPECIAL EDITION:

PIXEL POCKET ROCKET with UNION FLAG (T946)

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T946 PPR UK Flag 02M

SPECIAL EDITION Pixel Pocket Rocket (PPR) with UK Union Flag embroidered on the outside of the memory card holder.

This PPR stores 10 CF memory cards in a small, compact package that fits easily in your pocket or attaches to your belt or bags by the quick clip lanyard (included). Also featuring a business card holder for easy identification.


Airline carry-on for Summer 2013

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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.

NEW Think Tank Photo Gear coming in November

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As you may know Think Think Tank Photo’s Product Development Team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some new bag solutions… these will be available in the UK & Ireland around mid November.

Here’s a preview of the new line up – click on the images to see full product info:

Glass Limo™ (below)

Airport Navigator™ (below)

Citywalker™ (below)

series of 3 bags in 2 colours

Retrospecitve™ 40 (below)

available in pinestone, black or blue slate

Retrospecitve™ 50 (below)

available in pinestone, black or blue slate

If you would like to be notified by email when this new gear arrives please contact us here: info@snapperstuff.com

Please note that the cameras & accessories photographed with each product are for scale only, and not included!

Videos of the NEW Glass Limo, Airport Navigator & CityWalker

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Think Think Tank Photo’s Product Development Team have been working hard behind the scenes to bring you some new bag solutions. Have a peek at 3 of their new bags:

Glass Limo – specially designed for long lenses

Airport Navigator – rolling bag with front and top openings for rapid and unobstructed access to gear

CityWalker – messenger bags in 3 sizes – soft & light, for urban environments

These bags will be available in the UK & Ireland around mid November 2012 from: snapperstuff.com