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Packing your gear in the Airport collection.


The Airport Antidote Interior

What is absolutely groundbreaking about this backpack is its small size and excellent capacity. Because it is 6.5” deep, it will hold pro-size SLRs and a complete complement of gear. In this photo it contains the following:

Pro-size DSLR, 100 – 400 (same size as the 70-200), 17-40 wide angle, 100 macro, 85 1.8 prime, a medium zoom, as well as the Pixel Pocket Rocket, a strobe, charger for the camera batteries, charger for AA batteries, and an off shoe cord.

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The Airport Antidote Interior –300 2.8

As depicted in this photo by Reed Hoffman, a 300 2.8 will easily fit into the Airport Antidote. This approach is becoming more popular since photographers are trying to reduce the size and weight of their bags. The basic concept Reed employs is to remove all the dividers and instead protect each individual item inside of its own bag or in a wrap, and then place them inside of the backpack in the desired layout. There is a photo of the Airport Acceleration backpack with Modular Component Set inserted for reference. Important Note: To save weight and for convenience, and to make double use of Modular Component Set, Reed removes the dividers and puts his gear in our Modulus components.

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To learn more about Reed, go to www.reedhoffmann.com.

The Airport Antidote Interior--400 2.8

This backpack will hold most 400 2.8 lenses up to 6.75” in diameter, which includes both Nikon and Canon that are currently being sold. The old Canon 400’s have a 8” diameter hood, which will not fit correctly.

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Important note about this photo: To save weight and for convenience, Reed removes the dividers and puts his gear in our Modular Component Set and “wraps” them. Please read the previous explanation as to why there are no dividers inside of the bag.

Photo courtesy of Reed Hoffmann. To learn more about Reed, go to www.reedhoffmann.com.

  The Airport Acceleration Interior—300 2.8

For photojournalists shooting daily news, the Airport Acceleration will hold a complete travel kit, including:

2 DSLR’s, a 300 2.8, a 70 -200 2.8, a 24-70 2.8, a 16-35 2.8, two strobes, a Pixel Pocket Rocket, and other accessories. The SLR can either be mounted to a lens or put in separately.

The rectangular shape is essential for carrying this amount of gear. Plus, it will not be recognized as a photo backpack, and meets all international carry on requirements.

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  The Airport Acceleration Interior –400 2.8

While this photo shows a 400 2.8 lens, it will hold up to a 500mm f4 lens. This is a nice set up for sports photography because it will hold the essentials – a 400 2.8, a 70-200 2.8, a 16-35 2.8 wide angle, two DSLR’s, and batteries.

For nature photographers, it allows you to carry big lenses in a relatively small package that meets international carry on requirements, and will fit either in the overhead or under the seat in all planes.

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The Airport Acceleration Interior—Moduler Components

Experienced photographers keep separate their “transportation” bag solutions from their actual “working” bag solutions. They use our backpacks, roller, and briefcase to safely transport their gear from one location to the next. Inside of these bags they store their working gear, such as a Modular Component Set fully loaded. Then, when they arrive at their destination, they use their backpack or roller as a “portable office,” while donning their modular system or beltpack for the actual shoot.

In this photo the SLR equipment has been put into Modular Component Set and then laid flat on the bottom. The advantage to this is that they can be removed and put onto a Pro Speed Belt for actual shooting. In fact, some photographers simply put their belt system with the components attached into the bag, so all they have to do is pull it out and go.

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  The Airport International ROLLER Interior—300 2.8

The Airport International will hold a complete travel kit, including: two DSLR’s, a 300 2.8, a 70 -200 2.8, a 24-70 2.8, a 16-35 2.8, two strobes, a Pixel Pocket Rocket, and other accessories. The SLR can either be mounted to a lens or put in separately.

This product utilizes our “Patent Pending” technology that makes the bottom of the roller deeper than the top, allowing for more gear to be stored inside.

This roller meets all international carry on size requirements while holding a considerable amount of gear.

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  The Airport International ROLLER Interior –400 2.8

This photo shows a compact kit for shooting sports:

Two DSLR’s, a 400 2.8 lens with the hood, a 16-35 wide angle lens, a 70-200 2.8, three extra batteries, and room for more. We suggest our Airport Check In briefcase to hold all of your cords, cables, and other accessories.

It can also hold a 500 f4 lens, but it will not hold a 600 mm lens. For that, you need our Airport Security roller.

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  The Airport Addicted Interior—Nikon Equipment

When deciding whether to bring your backpack or roller, it is important to remember that a backpack allows for the maximum amount of equipment to be carried onto a plane. The reason for this is that handle and wheel systems on rollers take up space inside the bag.

In this photo you can see both a 300 2.8 and a 70 – 200 2.8. Although it cannot be seen, there is a rear laptop compartment that will hold most 15” laptops. This backpack is also excellent for nature photographers out in the field who do not want a big, bulky, overpadded backpack.

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Photo courtesy of Brian Cassey, Australia.

  The Airport Addicted Interior—Gear + Clothing

For some reason we photographers often forget that we do not have to fill our bags entirely with gear. This photo shows how the Airport Addicted’s upper compartment can be loaded with photo gear and the lower part with clothing.

Many photographers like to travel light, with the least amount of gear possible, especially for a weekend assignment. Buying a photo backpack and only partially filling it with electronics and the rest with clothing is a smart alternative to lugging two separate bags. Plus, the Airport Addicted holds a laptop. Click here for more information on the Airport Addicted.

  The Airport Addicted Interior—400 2.8

Here is a set up for shooting sports, with a 400 2.8 lens. As the backpack comes with so many dividers to organize their gear, most photographers only use about one third of them. The middle vertical divider and the top horizontal divider are stiffened to give the backpack a firm structure. If you plan to load it full, it is best to keep these two dividers in the backpack.

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  The Airport Addicted Interior—Photo + Video

This is an interesting photo of photo and video equipment combined.

As multimedia becomes more important for Web content, the ability to carry photo, audio, and video equipment will be needed. Blocking off the bottom section with the stiffened divider creates a very deep bottom well 8.5” deep. Check the size of your video camera in relation to our interior dimensions. Some of the parts on this video camera had to be removed to get it in the bottom section.

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Photo courtesy of Eric Lian.

  The Airport Security interior—Wedding Set Up

Here is a set up from a wedding photographer. Amazingly enough, the two lenses at the bottom of the case are a 200 1.8 and a 70 -200 2.8 both sitting VERTICALY inside of the case. Our patent pending design gives the roller an extra deep bottom area that allows this. Also in the roller is a 85 mm 1.2, a 16- 35 2.8, a 24 -70 2.8, and much more.

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  The Airport Security interior—400 2.8

Here is a sports photography set up with a 400 2.8, three DSLR’s, three other lenses, five batteries, and two flashes. If your bag is overweight and you are flying on an airline that checks bag weight, consider “wearing” your gear in your pockets and on your shoulders, since those are not considered carry on items. For more information on this topic, go to Travelling With Your Photo Gear.

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Photo courtesy of Jack Gruber. To learn more about Jack, go to www.jackgruber.com.

  The Airport Security interior—600 mm lens.

Here is proof that a 600 mm lens will fit into an Airport Security roller (it will also fit into our Airport Addicted backpack). In fact, in this photo a teleconverter is also attached to the lens, making it longer.

For wildlife photographers a 600mm lens can be an essential piece of equipment. Traditionally, these large lenses have had to be included in checked baggage. Our roller is one of the very few (and maybe only) that will hold a 600 mm lens and still fits the required the 9” x 14” x 22 size for carry-on.

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Photo courtesy of Ken Blye.

  The Airport Security Interior—Moduler Components

Here is an interesting photo combining Modular Component Set and traditional dividers.

Photographer Taylor Jones uses the Trim Changers (shown at the top) to separate and protect his gear with the minimum amount of bulk. In addition, he is using “wraps” to protect other equipment. Usually the first time you pack your bag it can take hours to figure out the right combination. But, after that you will rarely have to change the dividers, so it is worth the effort.

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Photo courtesy of Taylor Jones. To learn more about Taylor, go to www.taylorjonesimages.com.

  The Airport Security Interior—Moduler Components

Here are all the contents removed from the photo above.

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Photo courtesy of Taylor Jones. To learn more about Taylor, go to www.taylorjonesimages.com.



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