Eugene, Oregon, US
I use a rolling suitcase - wrapping the AB's in towels.
Stands fit in there also.
sometimes I put them in a Pelican case (or Tundra)
Camera in back pack.
Jan 19 13 02:59 am Link
Denver, Colorado, US
I built a custom case using a large (100 gallon?) Stanley rolling tool chest and a piece of 4" foam (camp mat, I believe it was called). Was able to cut the foam into 4 pieces, then cut spaces for my strobes (3 Einsteins) and 7" reflectors. I put that piece in the middle, with a full (cut) sheet on the bottom and another on top. From there, I can fit my three foldable stands, 3 40" umbrellas and 2 foldable strip boxes on top. My grids, cables and any other small items sit in the tray above everything else.
I haven't done much plane travel with it (none actually), but I would expect it to hold up well. It does great in my SUV though.
Jan 19 13 08:52 am Link
Gloversville, New York, US
I don't do a lot of traveling with a lighting setup but this has worked well for me and you can't beat the price. Usuall can get everything inside including a camera hard case!!
I drive a pickup or SUV so transporting it is now problem, would be a little latge for public trasnsport thopugh. (dosen't exist around here anyway!!
http://www.lowes.com/pd_395269-61896-TB … facetInfo=
Jan 19 13 04:05 pm Link
Fremont, California, US
I used to use a big $400 rolling case. it really limited what I was able to do, partly since i live upstairs and partly because i didn't always want 4 lights on a shoot.
Now I use baseball deck bags. Very similar to this:
Most 10' light stands are the length of a baseball bat when folded up. Most monoblocs are less than the size of a baseball helmet, so the important parts fit easily.
Most bags also have LOTS of pockets for various bits and modifiers.
I used to use one for 2 monolights and modifiers (for an outdoor kit), and one for one monolight and several speedlights (for an indoor kit).
However, 2 monolights, stands, and modifiers are way too heavy to go into one shoulder bag, so i'm going to one monolight per bag.
Jan 19 13 04:19 pm Link
Walnut, California, US
$60 rolling bag from Home Depot:
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/sto … PtREmfy98E
Fits 2 monolights, a VML battery, and all the necessary accessories. Cheap enough that I thought I would throw it away if the retracting handle failed, but I've had it for over a year and it's still going. Looks about as professional as the camera specific stuff. I stuff it with t-shirts and bedsheets inside, but no one sees that stuff.
Jan 19 13 06:12 pm Link
Edgewood, Maryland, US
I found a rugged travel bag that I use for the majority of my equipment. I found some soft shipping foam that I cut out and molded to the inside to hold my strobes and speed-lights. For my light stands, umbrellas, mono and tripod I use a baseball bat bag I picked up from a second hand store. Wrapped with my back drops to keep everything snug.
Works well on Maryland Transit in the Baltimore region! Done it a many of days...
Jan 19 13 06:40 pm Link
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Shot By Adam wrote:
Do you lock the case when flying? Which type of lock do you use? TSA, or non-TSA?
Jan 19 13 10:50 pm Link