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Can I carry umbrellas and large light modifiers without special backpacks or bags while traveling?

I know they have specialty cases, soft and hard, The "special cases" are often fairly rudimentary canvas bags that just happen to be long and skinny, but they don't necessarily offer a lot of ...
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

I've asked a more or less similar question on Travel StackExchange a month ago, but didn't get a helpful answer. The answer is not as obvious as one would think as there is almost no info on actual ...
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

First of all, airlines rarely weigh carry-on luggage. In hundreds of flights taken in 56 countries, I have only had my carry-on luggage weighed twice. Both times it was overweight but I came prepared. ...
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What is the safest and most convenient way to carry heavy lens so it's easy to switch in the field?

From the sound of it, you are carrying only a body with a lens attached and the 300mm. The camera is presumably slung over your shoulder, around your neck, or in-hand, and so you need a way to also ...
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Is there any benefit to tilting the camera holder in a camera bag?

I mean does leaving the camera upside down on its lens for a long time could damage the contacts in the lens mount of the camera, and would this practice TECHNICALLY be of any benefit? There's no ...
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How to fly with gear that weighs more than the maximum allowed for carry-on luggage?

You've preemptively ruled out many options,which I think you should consider. First (departing the UK) hand luggage is rarely weighed, and weights are rounded down.size matters much more. I use a ...
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What is the safest way to transport a teleprime lens during backpacking and flying?

"...carry it in a backpack or in a checked bag" if you are asking this whether you should put your lends in the checked in bag on the airport, DON'T. Actually NEVER. Your photography gear is NEVER ...
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What is the safest way to transport a teleprime lens during backpacking and flying?

I backpack and I use a Canon 100-400 L that I keep on the camera when I travel. I use the LowPro Photo Classic model with the lens in the center of the back pack. This setup works excellent. My gear ...
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Can I carry umbrellas and large light modifiers without special backpacks or bags while traveling?

Umbrellas and light modifiers are fairly robust, and most come with a pouch or cover. I carry all my umbrellas, light stands, and a lightbox in an old gym bag. The only issue I had was making sure to ...
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