I will need another help from all of you experts out there.
I will be travelling to south east asia (Indonesia and Singapore) in less than a month. I am thinking of bringing non-gripped 5D3 (2.1lbs), 24-70mmLII (1.81lbs), 70-200mm2.8LII (3.31lbs), and 35mmL(1.30lbs). At the same time I will also be bringing my manfrotto 054-q2 tripod head (1.35lbs), speedlite 600 (1.0lbs), and ipad mini (0.75lbs) in the backpack. Currently I have a kata bug 205 backpack (53cm x 35cm x 26cm) which when empty weighs around 4.6lbs. That is a total weight of 16.22lbs. This is not including everything else such as passports, documentations, jackets, food, filters, batteries, memory cards, chargers, lens hoods, and other items that my wife or son wants me to stuff into my bag. I estimate around 3lbs for everything else that I might need.
The problem here is that I just found out that my international flight (Eva Air) is limiting the carry on weight to just 15 lbs and dimension to 56 x 36 x 23 cm. My kata 205 width is larger by 3cm... The last time I travelled internationally was almost 5 years ago and I was using lowepro fastpack with just a rebel xsi and 28-135mm lens. Even with a laptop, both weight and dimension were not a problem.
The first question is that, for all of you that have travelled internationally with camera gears, how do you get around the weight limitation?
The second question is that should I just give up on bringing the flash, tripod head (probably put the head in checked in luggage), and 70-200mm? It would reduce the weight by at least 5lbs and I will be fine.
The final question is with regards to the bag dimension limitation. Do you think I can get by with a carry on bag that is 3 cm wider than the required width? or am I forced to get a new bag (i hope this is not the case)? When I bought the kata 205, I specifically factored in international travel and based on my research back then, this bag is supposed to fit...