I just finished filling my Think Tank Photo International Roller Bag for my flight to Alaska tomorrow and this is what it contains from top to bottom.
Nikon D300S body
Sigma 50-500mm F4-6.3 DG APO OS HSM
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR
Nikon D700 body
Sigma 120-300mm F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM
This is my standard set-up for eagle photography in Alaska. The D300S is a really my backup body since my second D700 is in Nikon Service. Notice that the 500 is equipped with a low profile quick release foot. Also the 500 has a lens coat and neoprene cap. Both bodies have Think Tank rain cover eye pieces that I leave on all year long.
Lens hoods and lens tripod mounts are always carefully packed away in my check-in luggage when I travel. 1.4x and 2X teleconverters are coming with me but will be carried in my Think Tank Photo Urban Disguise Computer/Camera case. Other gear not in the picture are tripod and Jobu Jr-3 gimbal head, flash, flash accessories, cleaning equipment etc.
Normally I would bring a 70-200mm F/2.8 or 300mm F/2.8 but for this trip I am replacing both with a 120-300mm F2.8 EX Sigma zoom. Also this year I am bringing only Sigma teleconverters as both my Nikon 1.4x and 1.7x TC are at Nikon service.
Let me know if I left anything out or if you have any questions, tips or comments.
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