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January 7th, 2009 by admin

I don’t mind packing now, with all the travelling I have done in the past 4 years, (mostly domesically) I reckon I’ve become quite good at it. Flying to Japan from Au isnt too bad, its about 9.5 hours from Sydney to Tokyo, just long enough to watch a couple of movies, have a nap, eat dinner and be there in time to catch a Tokyo sunset. One thing I struggle with, is fitting all my gear within the weight limits. One suit case of 20kg is it. U.S. folk have it too good. 2 bags of 32kgs. That’s massive, and it’s no wonder I buy up big on every U.S. trip I do. The rest of the world unfortunately has to live with 20kgs. As a result, I pack most of my gear into my carry on bag, a Lowepro CompuTrekker Plus AW. It’s about the biggest backpack that is carry-on approved in Lowepro’s range and here’s what I stuff into it:


Canon 70-200 f2.8 L
Canon 85mm f1.2 L
Canon 24-70 f2.8 L
Canon 17-40 f4 L
Canon 15mm f2.8 fisheye
Canon EOS 5D plus grip (if anyone wants to lend me a 5D mark II I’d love one)
Canon EOS 20D plus grip (or two)
Canon 580EX II
2x Canon 580EX
Canon charger
10x BP-511A batteries
2x AA chargers
3x PocketWizard Plus II
PocketWizard Multimaxx
24x Sanyo Eneloop AA batteries
Lexar CF reader (waiting to find a firewire800 expresscard)
Approx 8 CF cards of various capacities
Power plug adapters
Canon OC-E3 flash cable
Sensor cleaning kit
3x Canon flash stands
LumiQuest Softbox III
various PocketWizard cables and flash adapters
2x Hoya ND filters (ND8 and ND400)
Hoya Polarising filter
Flash colour gels

So all in the bag it looks like:


And I think I’ll squeeze my Dell 1710 laptop in there too.

7 Responses to “Packing.”

  1. ed Says:

    Don’t like the rolling hard cases?

  2. Amir Says:

    Wow! What does the bag weigh fully packed?

  3. Lorenzo Says:

    looks like I’ll have to take out more stuff from the back of my AE86 so you can fit your gear in there for the Daikoku tour after Autosalon

  4. Kevin Says:

    I think that’s a good 15-17kg there!!…

  5. michaelv Says:

    20kg Mark? who are you flying with? man you get more travelling domestic, qantas give 32kg, virgin 24kg or something and excess on virgin is only $8 per kg.

    haha travel with no clothes just gear :P

  6. admin Says:

    I weighed it when I got home, 21kgs. Anyone know any good chiropractors?

  7. Michael Says:

    85 1.2, i want!!!!,haha. Nice gear

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