DJI Phantom 1 meets Airport Commuter

We met up with Pete from LCE – London Camera Exchange – Winchester branch to find out which backpack from the Think Tank Photo range is the smallest fit for the DJI Phantom quadcopter and accessories.

We found that the DJI Phantom Series 1 fits very snugly in the Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter backpack, with room for the controller, monitor, action camera, some spare batteries and the blades.

Take a look at how this gear fits in the Airport Commuter:

The Airport Commuter backpack weighs in at 1.5 to 1.9kg, depending on the number of dividers used. The external dimensions are 31.6 x 21.6 x 45.7 cm (12.5″W x 8.5″D x 18″H) and the shape is rectangular, so this is an ideal bag for airline travel. Of course you’ll need to check out your preferred carrier for their carry-on allowance!

For those of you that prefer more space around the DJI Phantom quadcopter, then the larger Airport Accelerator backpack is ideal. With external dimensions of 35.6 x 22.9 x 52.1 cm (14″W x 9″D x 20.5″H) and weight of 1.9 to 2.5kg (depending on dividers used) it provides even more space for accessories too. There is also a separate pocket for your laptop and tablet.

These photos give you a guide to the bag size when fitting Canon and Nikon gear inside:

T489 Airport Accelerator 01AS

Accelerator loaded with an assortment of Nikon Gear

Airport Accelerator with Canon Gear

The dividers that come with the Airport Accelerator are for standard DSLR gear, however Think Tank Photo have now produced a special divider set for this backpack – the Airport Accelerator DJI Phantom 2 Divider Kit – to maximise best use of space when fitting the DJI Phantom and accessories:

T487 Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Divider Kit 02S

T487 Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Divider Kit 01S

As you can see, compared to the Airport Commuter there is more space around the quadcopter, and greater capacity for accessories. The special dividers allow for storage in between the quadcopter arms, and also the divider kit comes with x4 protective rotor mount thread caps.

The organiser pouches pictured between the arms are the Cable Management 20 V2 – other sizes and types are also available, and you can see the full range HERE.

Find out more about the DJI Phantom quadcopters and Think Tank Photo Airport Commuter and Accelerator backpacks from Pete at London Camera Exchange in Winchester.

You can check out Pete’s work on his website here:

FYI: We filmed the video of the DJI Phantom 1 fitting in the Airport Commuter using Canon, Sony and GoPro cameras.

SWPP Societies 2013 Convention



The SWPP Societies 2013 trade show is almost upon us!

Trade Show Dates and Opening Times
11-13 January 2013 – 10:00-17:00

New Venue Hilton London Metropole

For full information on the Societies’ 2013 Convention including tickets explained, seminar schedules, Big L Challenge, hotel layout plus more, please see the Societies’ 2013 Convention website:

The SWPP 2013 show will be offering a broad range of learning opportunities designed to expand the proficiency of photographers and brings together a rich selection of talent within the photographic industry:

Masterclass Schedule

Location Seminars

Superclass Schedule


Trade Show Exhibitor List

Snapperstuff will be exhibiting at the SWPP 2013 Trade show – Hilton London Metropole, 11-13 January, 10:00-17:00, King Suite, Stand K52, K53, K54!

We are proud to now represent the following brands, which we’ll have on display for you to check out:


LumiQuest LogoLightech Logo

FLM LogoGreen Clean Logo


Airport 4-Sight REVIEWS

Check out these links to reviews of the Airport 4-Sight, the Think Tank Photo roller bag on 4 wheels:

Path-Tech review of the Airport 4-Sight on their trip to Havana, Cuba:

Photofocus mini review

Videos of the NEW Glass Limo, Airport Navigator & CityWalker

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:

Bigger Picture Roadshow – Newbury Racecourse

This Thursday, 18 October, Snapperstuff is at Newbury Racecourse for the Bigger Picture Roadshow.

The Bigger Picture is a roadshow traveling around the UK & Ireland giving you the opportunity to come and find out more about photographic products and services from the experts.

These events are conducted in a relaxed atmosphere where photographers can spend quality time with expert suppliers in the business.

Check this website for full info on Venues, Dates, Exhibitors:

Events run from 10.00am to 4pm and complimentary coffee is provided at all locations.

No need to pre-register, no admission fee and no fixed sessions.

Thursday 18 October we will be at NEWBURY RACECOURSE:

Newbury Racecourse
Berkshire Concourse
Ground Floor
West Berkshire
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Come and check out our Think Tank Photo, Enlight Photo (orbis, frio, ioShutter) and Green Clean ranges…

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.