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    I am flying from jfk to san diego to shoot a wedding, basically I just want to bring my cameras, both are identical builds but different brains. Epic-W, Gem, Vlock i/o, dsmc2 side handle with wooden grips, 7" cf monitors, wood gdu handles, manfrotto trippod cleates, wooden camera cold mounts

    Is there anything that could be in issue? Also I have this ape case that fits everything perfect but is right on the edge of being too big, can someone recommend a case or bag that will be good for carry on, I will be flying jet blue mint if that makes any difference at all

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    What are you going to do for batteries?
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    Actually I'm flying out next month so I have a similar question (but I'll start a new thread so I don't hijack yours).

    My plan so far is to carry on everything that I can (Camera, lenses, batteries which are 98 wh) and I will have my tripod and slider in my backpack (if they check it, so be it).


    I'm thinking I'm going to pick up a pelican 1535 or something similar. That seems to be everyones go to for carry on.


    What I have heard is that batteries have to be 100 w/h or less and no more than two batteries per person so you have to split them up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Yount View Post
    What are you going to do for batteries?
    I have them waiting for me at location, I just want to use my cameras

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DiMaggio View Post
    I have them waiting for me at location, I just want to use my cameras

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    That's good cuz you can't check them...you have to carry them on. super PITA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sterling Williams View Post
    Actually I'm flying out next month so I have a similar question (but I'll start a new thread so I don't hijack yours).

    My plan so far is to carry on everything that I can (Camera, lenses, batteries which are 98 wh) and I will have my tripod and slider in my backpack (if they check it, so be it).


    I'm thinking I'm going to pick up a pelican 1535 or something similar. That seems to be everyones go to for carry on.


    What I have heard is that batteries have to be 100 w/h or less and no more than two batteries per person so you have to split them up.
    If the batteries are under 100 watt/hours...you can carry as many as fit in your bag...but from 101 to a limit of 160, two per person.
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    so carry on bags, what do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve DiMaggio View Post
    so carry on bags, what do you recommend?

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    Pelican 1510 or equivalent...trek pak dividers work great....to custom make a case....I also use the Lowe Pro backpack stuff. I have this one, https://www.lowepro.com/us-en/whistl...w-lp36896-pww/

    Edit: I should add they make a slightly larger one of these as well.
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    I recommend the biggest carry on allowable Think Tank. I have been flying all over the world with my gear. I usually have the brain, my 2 Angenieux Style zooms, the Sigma Cine 18-35, Tokina 11-16, 7" touch, my mags and a crapload of batteries. all accessories go in the other checked in cases. I make sure I have enough gear to shoot bare bones in my carry on, should they loose all my baggage. Thankfully that have never happened yet. The Think Tank, as it looks like regular baggage, raises no questions. I have had friends with Peli's being asked to gate check them...
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    Yes, I do exactly the same as Daniel. I use Think Tank and Lowe Pro X200.
    Hard cases as carry-on get attention and can be refused! Keep your Pelicans for the hold.
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