Airport

Does My Kit Fit? Airport Security

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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

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

Greg Funnell on location with Joe Wright

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After meeting Greg Funnell to carry out a health check on his much travelled Think Tank Photo Airport Security V2 roller bag, he sent us this little behind the scenes video of a shoot he had in London with the Hollywood film director, Joe Wright. Check out just how much camera and Elinchrom lighting gear he has in one roller bag!

You can see more of Greg’s work here: www.gregfunnell.com

More info here on the: Airport Security v2 roller bag

Airline carry-on guide

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We frequently get asked:

What are the maximum dimensions and weight you can take as hand baggage on airlines?

With all the current security measures now in place, each airline has its own size and weight allowance for carry-on, although usually only one bag is allowed as carry-on.

So, we have compiled a list of the current* Airline carry-on allowance for some frequently used airlines departing from the UK:

Airline Hand Baggage Allowance

*carry-on allowance at 8th July 2010, as stated on the Airline websites

Travel Trials & Tribulations by Simon Stafford

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Travel Trials and Tribulations by Simon Stafford, in Nikon Owner magazine issue XXXI, reviews Think Tank Photo The Airport International V2 roller bag.  It answers  your FAQ’s for the travelling photographer.  Think Tank photo offers a one-bag-fits-all solution which will help you when engaging with check-in staff, complying with security requirements and negotiating with aircraft cabin space.

To buy from Snapperstuff click here: T559 Airport International V2

To buy from other UK & Ireland retailers click here: TTP retailers

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