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In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

05 December 2015 - 10:39 AM

I would not use zip ties to lock the luggage, just leave it open.  I had zip ties on my stowed luggage and the tsa wanted to get inside, so instead of cutting the zip tie, they cut the zipper pull.



I use zip ties on all my checked bags. The difference is I NEVER pull them tight!!  Leave a loop so that if they need to get in, they can easily cut it. Otherwise they may need to cut the zipper pull.

In Topic: not so noticeable carrying case for air travel?

05 December 2015 - 10:37 AM

Could you put the Think Tank inside a large, cheap-looking suitcase? Pad around it to avoid it rattling around if necessary?


On the cooler chest, you could probably drill some holes through it and fit a local hasp(s); then use one or two padlocks.



This is exactly what I do. I wrap the camera bag in my wetsuit, shorty and rash gaurds and put it inside those cheap hardshell rolling bags. I lock the camera bag with a TSA lock.


Knocking on wood, I have not lost anything yet. Hope I didn't just jinx myself!!

In Topic: Clam in Florida

05 December 2015 - 10:20 AM

I love all those lovely blue eyes.......

In Topic: GoPro Macro Lenses- Anyone have any experience with them?

11 November 2015 - 07:22 PM

I used the nice one from Backscatter (macro mate mini) with not so good results. I found that it caused strong deforming all around the edges. I used one from Polar-Pro once before I sold it. The optics were quite poor.

In Topic: WTB Saga flip lens holder (or another 67mm holder ) OR lens dock.

10 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

I still need a single lens dock, not a double. I also need a 12 inch Ike Mark II strobe arm section.