How the R5 Lightens the load for Wildlife Trips (Africa)

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dgumshu
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Re: How the R5 Lightens the load for Wildlife Trips (Africa)

I can certainly understand wanting to lighten the load for a long trip.  All of the comments on this thread make sense.  My only concern with carrying large heavy gear on a plane would be using a large Backpack.  Often times, if and when boarding smaller jets, they may not allow larger bags for Carry-on.  I would not want my gear in a Backpack if It was required to be checked in.  While that is not always the case, it does happen.  I’ve read stories of photographers having to pull their 600mm lenses and other gear out of their backpacks to carry-on while their bags were checked in.  However, that would be less of a concern on large international jets.  
Personally, I would use a Pelican 1510 carry-on and Lowepro AW75 as a personal bag, but that’s just me being cautious.  Good luck with your trip.

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