Traveling With Your Photo Gear Part 1

by Heather Forcier | May 31, 2007

Inside of camera lens bagThe Think Tank Photo Airport Security bag is a roller that includes emergency backpack straps for convenience. At 9” x 14” x 22,” this roller/backpack meets most airlines’ carry-on size requirements and can accommodate your gear, including up to a 600 f4 lens. The sides offer pockets that can be reinforced with a harder material if you wish.
Assorted photography gear

Equipment List

  • Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn
Canon EOS 5D
  • Canon 600mm f4 IS
Canon 300mm f2.8 IS
Canon 70-200 f2.8 IS
Canon 24-105mm IS
  • Canon 1.4x and 2.0x TC
  • Canon 25mm (2) and 12mm (1) extension tubes
  • Canon 580EX 
Canon flash cord and Wimberley Module 3
  • Wimberley Module 9
Wimberley Head II
  • FX-3 Better Beamer
  • 2 Canon EOS 1D Mark IIn batteries
  • 3 Canon 5D batteries

2 sets of 4 AA PowerEx batteries
Bottom layer of bag

The bottom layer of gear is added. The 600mm f4 IS in the middle, 300 f2.8 IS and 24-105 IS on one side, and the 70-200 f2.8 on the other.

Padded dividers

Padded dividers are added to allow for a top layer. Small items of clothing are used for extra protection.

Padded dividers for camera equipment

The Think Tank Photo Airport Security shown fully packed with all of the equipment on the equipment list, plus a few items of clothing for extra padding.

Inside of bag

About the Author

Heather Forcier photographs nature subjects throughout North America. Her work has been published for various commercial uses and is sold in prints at several permanent displays. To see more of Heather's work, please visit her website at

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