12 Top Camera Bags For Traveling Photographers
So, you’re getting ready to take a big trip, and want to bring your camera gear. What should you put it all in? It depends!Read More
The Airport Takeoff bag is the new standard in a rolling camera backpack. Think Tank Photo has designed a transportation solution that combines the portability of a backpack with the ease of a rolling suitcase.
Converting it to/from a rolling camera bag to a comfortable backpack is so easy because the straps can be simply tucked away to immediately start rolling or they can be completely zipped inside the rear panel.
The Airport Takeoff can also accommodate two pro or regular size DSLR bodies with or without lenses attached.
•The backpack straps can be tucked away yet remain exposed while the Airport TakeOff rolls along.
• When you are ready to use it as a backpack, simply collapse the extendable handle and pull out the backpack straps
• The TakeOff can carry regular size DSLRs across the top of the bag and/or pro size DSLRs along the sides.
• The rear panel covering can be easily zipped open or shut to hide or expose the backpack straps.
• A tripod or monopod can be carried on the side of the Airport TakeOff by using the straps and tripod cup included with the bag.
• A monopod can be carried in the stretchable side pocket and stabilized near the top of the bag with the included monopod strap.
• The cable and lock are inside the clear pocket and underneath the front fl ap on the Airport TakeOff. The Artificial Intelligence 15 or 17 fits in the front pocket
• Open the zipper flap on top of the Airport Tak eOff to reveal the extendable handle.
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Takes care of your back
I used to carry everything on my camera/backpack for easy transport thru airports and it gets heavy after carrying it for sometime. I used the airport carts to carry my backpack but they're cumbersome and less secure, specially when you want to checkout the duty free shops. The Think Tank Takeoff bag with its built-in wheels fixed that issue. You'll also get good examples from Adorama and Think Tank website on configuring your bag for different gears you might have. ps, It's not made in USA l...View full Review
I used to carry everything on my camera/backpack for easy transport thru airports and it gets heavy after carrying it for sometime. I used the airport carts to carry my backpack but they're cumbersome and less secure, specially when you want to checkout the duty free shops. The Think Tank Takeoff bag with its built-in wheels fixed that issue. You'll also get good examples from Adorama and Think Tank website on configuring your bag for different gears you might have. ps, It's not made in USA like I initially thought. It's made in Vietnam but still well made in accordance to Think Tank specifications
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I am a professional photographer who stays local for the most part. I had a shoot that required me to fly. I have used my other pack in the past but running through the airport with 50# of camera equipment is not fun. This bag was AWESOME! Everything fit perfectly. It was smooth to pull and fit overhead just fine. Very good quality
Size is good - holds all of my camera equipment. Handle while rolling feels flimsy - like it could break easily...but did use it without a problem in airport recently.
Dividers are easy to configure in many different ways. I can use this to store and transport all my gear, or if I just want to take my camera and 2-3 lenses, I have room for a weekend's worth of clothes and an extra pair of shoes. This allows me to have a lighter shoulder bag or backpack as a second carry on. Carrying as backpack is surprisingly comfortable, though wheels may get your clothes dirty if you are not careful. Telescoping handle could feel more sturdy, but that would probably mean it would add weight too. Overall, I am very happy with this bag so far and it is just what I was looking for. Bag would be even better if it were lighter, but that may not be possible while keeping all of the features and sturdy construction.
From wheeling through a terminal to up and down stairs.
This is the best carry on photo case I've ever used! Easy to manage in an air port and in the field. If you have to travel light and make one case work for all your needs this is it.
I used to have a camera backpack from a great company, but carrying 50lbs of gear on my back throughout Italy took a huge toll on my back. So I wanted a rolling case, but still need a backpack for non-rolling friendly terrain. The Airport Takeoff is perfect. Fully airline carry-on compatible both rolling case and backpack. Fits easily in the overhead compartment of a B-737 and an MD-80. If you have a laptop in the flap compartment it won't fit in the MD-80 very well. Plenty of room for two pro DSLRs and a 70-200 lens plus several others. In backpack mode it's actually very comfortable and well-balanced, which was pleasantly surprising. The handle is long, which is mandatory for me at 6'4", I don't have to bend over sideways to pull it along. The front flap hold a laptop easily, but I don't use a case for my MacBook Pro, I just drop it in there. There's a couple of document pockets, and a clear business card/identity pocket. One of my favorite things is the tripod/monopod holder on the side. It includes the straps, I mean what more could I ask for? It rolls smooth and quiet with nice big wheels that can handle going up and off curbs. It's lightweight and holds all of my personal photography gear. I will add that when I first got it out of the box, one of the zipper ropes broke off from the zipper. I emailed the company and they immediately responded and let me know that it rarely happens, but the bags are hand-made and mistakes can happen. He sent me a new zipper rope in the mail the same day. I really appreciate prompt customer service if things do go wrong. Other that that, the telescoping handle seems a bit weak, I'm nervous about stacking other luggage on it when I'm rolling it through the airport for fear that it may fail. Also some people are bothered that the bottom of the bag isn't flat (there's a bump for the handle). That didn't bother me at all, everything fits snugly which is all I care about. This is really great case, 5 stars if it weren't for the zipper rope incident and the week handle. One of my major decisions to buy was that the Adorama sales associates at the store on 18th st in New York let me take it out of the box and look it over as long as I wanted. That is hugely helpful. Without that I might have been too skeptical that this camera bag was all that it claims to be. I'm happy to let you know that it is.
If your going to use this bag for international travel, make sure of the weight requirement for carry-on luggage. This bag can get very heavy very quickly. I had to empty some of equipment out of this bag and place it in another so I could take it on board with me and not have to check it in.
Very strong bag, would like to see more zippered compartments.
How to use: Great for rolling your primary equipment with the back-up camera & flash equipment along with the MacBook. Great about it: Easily customizable. Still playing with the configuration & get it just right for my use. Not so great: Tripod accessory not intuitive and plastic hook broke during first use, but Think Tank promptly sent a replacement quickly. Not my first Think Tank product & won't be my last! Make great products!
I use this bag to transport my equipment to my shooting location and then transer needed equipment to my Think Tank belt system. The quality of this bag is excellent. It rolls nicely and can be carried on the back when necessary (although a bit heavy). I can fit everything I need in it. It holds my 2 Nikon D2X bodies, 2 SB800 flashes, 12-24mm, 24-85mm, 80-200mm 2.8, 400mm 3.5, and a 10.5mm fisheye lens. Plus extra batteries, filters, cables ect. I do not carry a laptop leaving the front pouch open for extra accessories. Overall, I highly recommend this bag.