I have been pondering the idea of making a review video with a twist a while ago and finally took the plunge while traveling to Florence last week (had a couple of hours to spare during siesta time ; ) So here’s my two cents on the Airport Antidote v2.0 from Think Tank. Bare with me as this is my first video review but they will only get better. It was actually an excuse to use my 5DmkII’s video capabilities and get more comfortable with Adobe Premiere.
The main advantage of this bag (and reason I bought it) is that it’s a standard carry-on size for pretty much any airline (even on smaller planes where slightly bigger bags will not make the cut). I took it on several flights in the past months and never got interrogated for its size even though I tend to pack it to its full capacity (perhaps slightly over regulation *cough*). To be safe the bag will definitely comply with carry-on standards if laptop case is packed lightly or removed. I outlined most points in the video but forgot to mention or emphasize the following:
Here’s a snapshot of the Antidote v2.0 packed with my two Elinchrom Quadra RX batteries and heads, along with my 5DmkII and 24-70 F/2.8 and all sorts of “little stuff”. I just wanted to see if it would all fit for a location shoot, and it did! Just like this:
THE BOTTOM LINE:
This bag is pretty awesome, material and build-quality wise. Just be sure you do want a bag with padded straps as opposed to a bag with rolling wheels at the bottom (which are very appreciated if you need to walk with it for a long time). Besides that, if you need a versatile bag that fits on airplanes as a carry-on, and that allows you to stay quick without the use of wheels than you won’t be disappointed. It’s great for weddings events, on-location and travel assignments to have all your gear in one place.
Thanks for passing by and feel free to give me a shout below if you have any questions or comments.
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