I use a "LowePro Computrekker Plus AW". I had that bag on two flights to US from Europe.
I had a big laptop inside, Minolta 400/4.5 lens, 80-200/2.8 and 3 or four smaller lenses. The bag is quite usable, but probbably not optimal. I will fit normal size overhead lockers
on long distance flights but not on regional jets. On the regional jet I could place it under the seat. It protuces some, but nobody complained. Canon 500/4.5 is probably significantly heavier and bigger than my 400/4.5.
I'm considering to buy a "moose bag" for the next trip.
How do you carry your 500 or other supertelephoto in the field and on travel?
I just purchased a Canon 500 and am looking for a carrying case for use in the field or while on travel. I searched the forum, but couldn't find a thread on this. So, I thought this could be a good general discussion of your experiences in cases for 400, 500, and 600 lenses.
I use a Kinesis belt and pouches for my shorter lenses including a 100-400. I doubt that I can hang the 500 on the belt very well! I am thinking about using the Kinesis E980 (http://www.kgear.com/e/E980.html
) with a shoulder strap.
What do you use and how well does it work?