In a message dated 8/21/99 5:30:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> I've not made up my mind how I'll carry the 350. Option 1 is to put it
in it's hard case with a body and MD and 1.4x mounted. Then put that in
my large hard sided suitcase and lock it and check it!
Wow - that sounds risky. Has this worked for you in the past?
Option B is to put the lens in the backpack, leave it's hard case at
home and carry-on the backpack. Yes it actually fits quite well, with
the body and MD and 1.4x attached, in the longish center compartment of
the big backpack. (Fits also in my smaller 35mm pack & is actually
quite a (relatively) comfortable way to carry it around in the field.)
Option B requires only that I stuff the film, filters and ready-load
holder that would normally be in the center, in another carry-on.
Option 1 is probably easier, but I just say a TV exposee showing baggage
handlers rummaging through passengers checked bags. I hate it when that
That's great info on how one can carry around a beast like that - thanks!
Maybe there's yet another Zuiko to put on my acquisition list....
I remember reading a story in Outdoor Photographer where George Lepp happened
to be looking out the window of his plane and actually saw a member from the
baggage crew walking away on the tarmac with his checked 400/2.8,
illustrating why he never checks expensive lenses. Disguising it inside
other luggage may help, but I would hate to take chances with a coveted and
rare lens like that 350.
One more question - is the Super-Trekker small enough to be carry-on?
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