« on: February 15, 2015, 07:16:25 AM »
I haven't travelled with my 600 II yet, but if I were to do so, I'd put the lens in my Storm im2500 carryon hard case, and put the hood in checked luggage.
Depending on your airline and class of service, there's always a chance you'll end up boarding after the overheads are full, and be forced to gate check your carryon, which is why I put often my photo gear in a hard case and have TSA-approved locks along just in case.
I have an f-stop Satori and some ICU's. The 600, sigma 120-300, plus a body fit in the xl pro. I would like to put that in a hard ease for travel but it seems from looking at the dimensions of the im2500 on the pelican site that the lid won't close with the hood on the 600. The 1510 is a bit deeper (7.6" vs 7.2"). That one might be just big enough to work?
The hood for the 600 II is ~7.7" in diameter (and slightly longer than that), so I don't think it would fit in the Peli 1510, either. Thus the suggestion to pack the hood in checked luggage.