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 !!
For more info on the Streetwalker Pro backpack click on this link:
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.
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…
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
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.