Without the hood, either lens will fit in a Storm im2500 hard case, and if there's even a remote chance you'll have to check your gear, you should pack it in a hard case. Normally when I fly, I pack the gear in a Lowepro photo backpack (Lowepro Flipside 300 or 400AW, a DSLR Video Fastpack 250, or a Toploader Pro and Lens Cases), and then the bag(s) go in the Storm im2500. For the 600 II (I haven't flown with it yet), I'd pack that in the hard case and put the hood in a backpack or checked luggage.
April 16, 2014, 06:52:41 AM
Topic: flying with 600f4 or 400f2.8 (Read 1697 times)
I've never had any airline attempt to weigh my carry on gear and I travel with a LOT of gear.I've had SAS actually weigh my carry-on (they only allow 8kgs) and I've seen KLM do the same (but they allow 12kgs).
I'm flying Xiamen Air to Malaysia in October, and they only allow 5kgs (wtf - how can I fit my 3 lenses + 5D3 in that?)
I've just ordered a Scottevest, which I hope to fill (all 24 pockets) with all manner of things to reduce my carry-on to manageable proportions. Hopefully they won't put me on the scales.
5D3, 5DC, 24-105, 50 1.8 II, 70-200 2.8 II, 400 5.6, Tamron 19-35, 1.4x III, 2x III, 580EXII, Sony RX100
How about the 400 + 2x extender. I am on my way there and I do hope a 70-300L + the 70-200 + 2x EX will do the trick. I would love the 400 though but money wise that's not an option short term. Enjoy your travel first and foremost.
5D3 | 24-70L II | 24-105L | 70-200L II | 70-300L | 15 fisheye | 35 IS | 40 STM | 50 f1.4 | 100L | 135 L | extender 2X III | B&W Kaesemann | 2 x 600 EX-RT | ST-E3-RT | MR14-EX | Manfrotto | Billingham | Lowepro | Think Tank