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Think Tank Airport Takeoff
Ken Lanese, Photographer
Tallahassee | FL | USA | Posted: 11:08 AM on 02.07.17
->> Anyone have one? Thoughts?
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Daniel Malmberg, Photographer
Huskvarna | Sweden | Sweden | Posted: 1:49 PM on 02.07.17
->> First of all, i love Think Tank.
I had one Airport Takeoff.
(I lost it, together with a Peli 1510, when all off my gear was "snatched" last year).
Before that i had the Airport International V 2.0, and now i have the Airport Accelerator.

From my experience i would go for either the newest Airport International V 3.0 or the Airport Accelerator.
Reason for this is they both holds more gear, with the same outer dimensions. To me the Airport Takeoff is a compromise. Not only that it holds less than the other two. It also is less comfortable than the Airport Accelerator.

Since i lost all of my gear, and had to replace it, and that i learnt a whole lot from traveling 5000 miles during one month.
I bought a Pelicase 1560 as a "roller" and one Think Tank Airport Accelerator. And this the combination i would suggest to anyone asking.
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Simon Wheeler, Photographer, Photo Editor
Ithaca | NY | USA | Posted: 5:15 PM on 02.07.17
->> I have just recently purchased one. I haven't had much chance to use it yet. It's my first experience with a roller case. I can give you my impressions of packing it. The center of the main compartment, where the handle slides in, is much shallower than the edges, limiting where a pro size body can be slotted in. Because of that I had trouble figuring out a place to pack a pro size body with an f/2.8 zoom attached. That might be a bad idea as it might put a strain on the mount system if it wasn't packed tightly in place. I presume it could be done, but I didn't have the patience to take apart and reassemble the velcro to do so after I got a configuration that fitted my gear. There are a lot of extra dividers so there are a lot of possible configurations. Don't know what your previous experience with roller cases it but I found that once I got it configured I never wanted to take it apart and reconfigure it. You would never want to do that to change equipment loads for a different type of job. It seems well made. It was convenient to work out from the seat of my car one the one occasion I've had it out so far.
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Sam Craft, Photographer
Bryan | TX | U.S | Posted: 10:41 PM on 02.09.17
->> I actually sold my Airport Security and bought one of these for the backpack option. I love this bag, I carry a 1DX, a 1D Mark IV, 70-200 2.8, 24-105 f4 and a 400 2.8 v1 IS. Carries it all like a champ. Then bought the outside computer bag to go with it.
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Robert Hanashiro, Photographer
Los Angeles | CA | | Posted: 1:16 AM on 02.11.17
->> That is the roller I take on board flights.

Wonderful roller.
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