Camera bag for 5DII plus lenses for Air Travel

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Robert Sheldon Senior Member • Posts: 2,150
Camera bag for 5DII plus lenses for Air Travel

I am making a trip to Hawaii soon and need to purchase a camera bag that I can carry on airline frilghts including small commuter planes. I normally travel by motor home so packing gear for travel has not been a concern. I will be taking the following:

15” Laptop
Canon 5DII
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400
Canon 24-105
Canon 17-40
Canon 70-300
Canon 580EXII Flash

Laptop power cord, small back-up drive, camera batteries, charger, flash cards, card reader, GPS with 2 cords.

A tripod and a smaller day tripping camera bag will go in my checked luggage.

I am currently considering theTamrac Evolution 8 or Thinktank Airport Antidote V2.0 backpacks. Which would you recommend?

Why the 100-400? I photograph birds and really would want my 500 f/4 but that would be a little much. My wife will not let this become a birding trip!! So, I want something for when the occasion arises. I will use the 70-300 when I am in the normal tourist spots as it is much easier to carry in a small bag and is less obtrusive.
Bob Sheldon
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