Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/07/21

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Subject: [Leica] About ready to give it up...
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Wed Jul 21 03:53:42 2004
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I think what you are allowed to carry on depends on the airline, also, 
many people manage to get away with more than they are in principle 
allowed. This is pain on a full flight if you have small carryon but 
all the bins are full! I certainly find my 50+ flights a year to be an 
increasing pain.

On 20 Jul, 2004, at 14:48, Brian Sledz wrote:

> Jim,
> You are allowed 2 carry-ons.  I take my computer in its briefcase and 
> then a small size carry-on with wheels.  I have carefully packed a 4 
> lens 2 body Leica kit, Canon 10D and 4 lenses and tripod in the roller 
> along with film.  It goes through security no problem.  Put your Lowe 
> pro or camera case empty in another suitcase.  I usually take a 
> Northface backpack and flatten it in my checked luggage.  I have not 
> gone international but have been lots of domestic places with all this 
> gear.
> Brian
> Ps you can always put a few lenses in the briefcase too.
> On Jul 19, 2004, at 11:57 PM, Jim Laurel wrote:
>> I'm writing this from San Francisco International, as we make our way 
>> toward the Philippines for a month-long trip.  I decided to take the 
>> EOS 1Ds this time, which is already proving to be a questionable 
>> decision.  Philippine Airlines has a policy of one carry-on with a 
>> weight of 15 lbs or less.  So, a standard-issue kit consisting of a 
>> 1Ds body, EF 70-200 f2.8 IS, 16-35 f2.8 and 28-70 f2.8, plus a 540EX 
>> strobe puts you over the limit at 20 lbs in a little LowePro Mini 
>> Trekker backpack.  I'm stickin' it to the man by stuffing enough gear 
>> into my pockets to bring it down to 15 lbs, but what a hassle!  
>> Shooting digital, means you've got to carry a computer as well, and 
>> that bag weighs around 17 lbs.  And of course, you can't check gear 
>> in, since you can't lock bags/boxes any more.  Travel restrictions 
>> getting so onerous, damn near impossible to shoot at home in the US 
>> for fear of being harassed.  I'm about ready to call it a day as far 
>> as photography is concerned.
>> Oddly enough, perhaps the only solution for the globetrotting 
>> photographer, who wants the highest quality, is a simple Leica RF 
>> outfit, and pick up film as you go.
>> --Jim Laurel
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Replies: Reply from mail at (Karen Nakamura) ([Leica] About ready to give it up...)
Reply from shino at (Rei Shinozuka) ([Leica] About ready to give it up...)
In reply to: Message from jplaurel at (Jim Laurel) ([Leica] About ready to give it up...)
Message from brianhome at (Brian Sledz) ([Leica] About ready to give it up...)