International transport

macmx

Member
How do you transport your gear when flying?

Obviously, it can't all be carried on board.
I have a Pelican case which I have used with two locks on it. Is this safe enough? I have only done this with my Canon gear, and I now have V system which I am much more careful with.

As far as I remember, Pelican has a lifetime warranty.
Any other suggestions? it seems as though the Pelican case should be up for the job, but I still want to be cautions before putting my lenses and CFV on the conveyor belt!
 

bladdered

Member
How do you transport your gear when flying?

Obviously, it can't all be carried on board.
I have a Pelican case which I have used with two locks on it. Is this safe enough? I have only done this with my Canon gear, and I now have V system which I am much more careful with.

As far as I remember, Pelican has a lifetime warranty.
Any other suggestions? it seems as though the Pelican case should be up for the job, but I still want to be cautions before putting my lenses and CFV on the conveyor belt!
As far as I know, you can't lock your case on some international flights. I carry lenses and bodies in a bag as cabin luggage and everything that's not essential, or of low value goes in the hold.

My CFV back would be in my pocket before I passd it over to the handlers.
 

polypal

New Member
The amount of allowed cabin luggage is large enough to keep a few bodies, lenses and a CFV back with you as personal luggage.
I would rather part with clothing/toilet gear than have camera equipment handled by the luggage transport.

Operators are known to throw pieces of luggage, sometimes cases are even dropped from a plane.
 

wbulte

Active Member
How do you transport your gear when flying?

Obviously, it can't all be carried on board.
I have a Pelican case which I have used with two locks on it. Is this safe enough? I have only done this with my Canon gear, and I now have V system which I am much more careful with.

As far as I remember, Pelican has a lifetime warranty.
Any other suggestions? it seems as though the Pelican case should be up for the job, but I still want to be cautions before putting my lenses and CFV on the conveyor belt!
I am not sure how much gear you plan to carry, but mine always goes on board as carryon. No way I will leave it to the luggage handlers to be wrecked, lost or stolen.

As a datapoint: my backpack is big enough to hold a 501CM with PME plus A12, CB80, CF40, CF50, CF250, 2 loose A12. That means I cannot (well, maybe it could be hammered in but..) take my C150. And not all filmbacks. In the backpack there is also space for say 25-30 rolls of film, without their carton boxes of course.

The only downside of this exercise: it is bloody heavy. So one goes and trains, so that you can, while smiling, lift the backpack with one hand, in front of the check-in ground staff to show it ain't heavy :lol:

I sometimes stuff two filmbacks plus a handheld Gossen meter in the check-in luggage.

Wilko
 
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