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Think Tank PhotoAirport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (39)

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    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (28)
  • Easy to access items (25)
  • Good capacity (24)
  • Easy to carry (23)
  • Lightweight (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long vacations (16)
    • Weekend trips (16)
    • Family trips (13)
    • Travel (12)
    • Weddings (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Practical (14), Career (13), Pro photographer (11), Comfort-oriented (9), Modern (5)
      • Travel Frequency:
      • 0-5 annual trips (15), 6-10 annual trips (8), 20+ annual trips (5), 11-19 annual trips (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (19), Personal (12)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (45)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Surprisingly Large Capacity

    I do both photography and videography, and I was looking for a bag to serve as a home base. I was debating between this and the Airport Security, and I will say I...Read complete review

    I do both photography and videography, and I was looking for a bag to serve as a home base. I was debating between this and the Airport Security, and I will say I was initially very skeptical of the International's capacity. A first glance after unboxing left me underwhelmed. However, after rearranging the dividers, I was able to fit this gear inside:

    5DmkIII, 60D, 70-200mm, 24-105mm, 11-16mm, 50mm, Kenko Extension Tubes, 580EXII, Zoom H4N, G3 wireless lavs, headphones, audio cables, timer remotes x2, Rode VideoMic Pro, Zfinder, neutral density filters x2, LED light, Y bracket, Rocket Air, quick release plates, batteries, cards, pens, cleaning kit, card reader, and still have room for a laptop in the outer sleeve.

    It was put to the test my first flight. It was a photo-finish arriving at the gate...last passenger. It fit front to back (wheels first) in the overhead, talk about peace of mind. I've heard others say the Security only fits sideways, and in that case I would have had to check my bag. Yikes.

    The more I use it the more I fall in love with this bag. Such a smart design, from the compartments, to the protection sleeves on the internal zippers, the silent wheels, the solid mesh handle, and the peace of mind security system for locking it up while you're away shooting an event. I HIGHLY recommend this bag to those who travel internationally or who want peace of mind no matter where they are in line for a flight (which you sometimes can't control with connecting flights).

    The disadvantage is not being able to pack a 70-200mm vertically, but if packed well can still fit a huge amount of gear. The extending handle is flimsy, so be sure to pick it up by the cloth handle for lifting. Bag is very well made, sturdy design, strong zippers. I love Think Tank!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Loved it at first, but then...

    I have a lot of think tank stuff, wallets, multiple bags, two large holsters, a modular belt system/harness, and the Airport Security v2.0 (same feet as this one).
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    I have a lot of think tank stuff, wallets, multiple bags, two large holsters, a modular belt system/harness, and the Airport Security v2.0 (same feet as this one).

    It's generally smart and really well designed, but after a little over a year the front rubber feet wore out so much that the front nylon part of the case began to scrape the ground and tear open.

    Think Tank, WHO ACTUALLY MAKES FUN of Pelican'sLifetime Warranty in their materials, saying that they are reasonable actually told me that 16 months for the feet to wear almost completely away was "reasonable wear and tear." They wouldn't even SELL me a new set of feet. For a case as expensive as this, I expected better.

    So it's probably good for the occasional vacation traveler, but if you use it daily, it won't hold up for long at all. Do what I did and replace it with a Pelican, whose products are pretty bomb-proof and when they do wear out they replace them with new pieces

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    5.0

    Great Purchase

    By Lauren

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

      Easy to travel with.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      5.0

      Amazing, all but the handle

      By mrlja5

      from Croatia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Built like a tank
      • Compact
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Handle Quality

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

      It's sturdy, quality made, very reliable and overall mazing, but the telescopic pulling handle is somehow poorly made and will be the first thing to break definitely!

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      • No

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      4.0

      Great Bag!

      By S & R Photo

      from AZ

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Flimsy Construction
      • Handle Durability

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

      Use for taking equipment to weddings and recently as a carry-on for our equipment.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Don't Regret Spending this Money!

      By Shalese Danielle

      from Richmond, VA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Handle Construction

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

      I'm a professional wedding photographer with quite a bit of gear that gets lugged around for 6-10 hours on wedding days. I finally decided that I was doing my clients a disservice by being EXHAUSTED from carrying it all on my shoulders, so I finally invested in a rolling bag. So many of the photographers I know use Think Tank, so after some research, I took the plunge. It's a LOT of money to spend on a bag, but I don't regret it all all. It's sturdy, light and keeps my lenses locked in tight. I love that I can rearrange the velcro pads to suit my needs, love all the locking mechanisms, and love all the pockets. I mean come one, this bag even came with its own rain jacket. And of course, my body is definitely happier now that I've lightened the load!

      The only thing I wish were different is the handle. I would love if it would more easily lock in a half-way pulled out position because that feels more durable than pulling the hand out all the way. Plus I'm short, so I don't need that long of a handle!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Bag

      By HollyD

      from Suisun City

      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

      This is a great bag, i used to carry 3 other bags but now its down to 1. I would have to carry these bags around everywhere but now i can just wheel the 1 around. Helps on my back and its easy access. I also am able to bring the bag on the plane and no one will know its a camera bag. I recommend it.

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      5.0

      Love

      By K

      from Spartanburg, SC

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

            Really love it and can't wait to use it!!!

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            • No

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            4.0

            Travel Worthy

            By Fashion Shooter

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Poor Divider Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

              I recommend this version over the slightly larger rolling bag that does not fit in all overheads. NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT: The dividers could be more flexible. All of the long divider pieces should not be wider than the bag. But because they are, they only fit one way. ThinkTank should also make them more flexible with the other half-width pieces that you use to protect your gear. I force bent the long dividers to make it work. It's an easy fix ThinkTank.

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              • No

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              5.0

              They Make The Best

              By YneGrwr

              from Cloverdale, Ca

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                  What can I say. I believe Think Tank makes the best bags. I have had an Airport Security for about a year now and love it. When I realized I needed more room for additional gear that I recently procured, I chose the International as my second bag.
                  Both these bags are outstanding quality. The International being only slightly smaller than the Airport Security, I know that I can travel on most international flights now. The zippers are outstanding, probably bomb proof!. After loading up your equipment for the first time, within a few days the interior forms nicely around the gear. Highly recommended!

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Loved it at first, but then...

                  By Fenix Fotography

                  from Charlotte, NC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Flimsy Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                    I have a lot of think tank stuff, wallets, multiple bags, two large holsters, a modular belt system/harness, and the Airport Security v2.0 (same feet as this one).

                    It's generally smart and really well designed, but after a little over a year the front rubber feet wore out so much that the front nylon part of the case began to scrape the ground and tear open.

                    Think Tank, WHO ACTUALLY MAKES FUN of Pelican'sLifetime Warranty in their materials, saying that they are reasonable actually told me that 16 months for the feet to wear almost completely away was "reasonable wear and tear." They wouldn't even SELL me a new set of feet. For a case as expensive as this, I expected better.

                    So it's probably good for the occasional vacation traveler, but if you use it daily, it won't hold up for long at all. Do what I did and replace it with a Pelican, whose products are pretty bomb-proof and when they do wear out they replace them with new pieces

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Well designed, built; useful

                    By JC

                    from NV

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use

                    Cons

                    • Heavy
                    • Heavy bulky

                    Best Uses

                    • Transporting Gear

                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                    So far, it has done well with several car trips.

                    As you can see, it resembles a conventional roller luggage. So it has not attract unwanted attention by shouting: "I have valuable lenses and cameras inside."

                    The security features are a plus -- 3 locks total. But a determined person whose intentions are not so pure should be able to overcome these locks with sufficient time and planning/tools.

                    As for international travel outside the U.S., its weight may require some planning. I would plan to remove lenses and other contents and put them in other carryon bags or a jacket/vest, so the bag remains under weight limits, such as 10 kg. As for stowing it in the overhead compartment, it might be challenging for a more petit/petite person to hoist it up.

                    The handle for rolling seems fine so far, despite feeling wobbly. (I can understand why others have commented that the handle is the weakest link.)

                    As for capacity, it's good. The challenge is to not to exceed weight limits for certain international flights.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Perfect Small Bag for the Jet-setter

                    By Rachel Red

                    from Boston, MA

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                      I love this camera bag! I had the larger one and found that when I travelled they wanted to check it on smaller planes. Not the case with this one, which makes me feel much safer when flying. The interior is built to last and the wheels are great. The one thing I'd say could improve is the laptop holder. They should advertise it as having one at all.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Awesome Bag!!!!

                      By MCN

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                        I have used the bag for a few weddings now and I cannot begin to tell you how much I love it. Easy on the back, protects all my gear and is totally unassuming. Would buy again in a minute!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Well built, nice size.

                        By Shooter Gregory

                        from Berkshires, Massachusetts

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                            This really is a top-notch product. It is clear that every effort has been made to use the best materials to produce a well-designed bag. This bag ate up everything from my large shoulder bag, but just barely. If I had it to do over again I might go for the domestic one, which is a bit larger. Having said that, this one is a bit more reasonable in size and doesn't make me look like I am going on a journey in my day-to-day shooting. Everything does fit, it's just tight. No room for growth!

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great for Leica S System!

                            By Brian

                            from Simi Valley, CA

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                              I looked and looked and looked to find a bag that could carry my entire Leica S system. The Leica roller bag was nice, but it is expensive and lacks storage for filters and all of the little support items. I was a bit skeptical about being able to configure this bag for the Leica S, since the lenses are so much larger in diameter than a standard 35mm. But with the help of a glass or two of vino, I was able to configure the bag perfectly!The outer shell of the bag is a bit soft and flexible. But it is well padded and provides a great deal of protection. The partitions allow a number of different configurations and are well thought out. And there is a zippered compartment for everything! The bag itself is lightweight. But once loaded, it gets heavy!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              This Bag Works

                              By SparkyMG

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife Photos

                                Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                This bag works for wheeling your gear around or stowing in the passenger cabin overhead bins.

                                It is a tiny amount smaller than the domestic carry on maximum and should not get pulled out to check. Given what you put inside I would never check it. The bag itself is semi rigid and stands up well to the nudging and jostling of the overhead (carry on) bins. Some of the other reviews have mentioned the construction of the handle. This is not really an issue. It has a small amount of flex with a full bag, but its more than adequate.

                                In practice I use it mostly in non flying situations, as a companion to a Streetwalker Pro. Materials, fittings and zippers are the best I have seen. I get the following into the Airport International: a full frame camera with 105, 70-200, 16-35, 50, 28 and 300 mm lenses. If you have a longer lens like a 400 or an ultra fast 200, it will fit instead of a 300. There is room for a second body, filters, a speed light, batteries, memory cards, pocket wizards, a Hoodman, and a rain cover.

                                The security features are well thought out, but by no means impenetrable. If you are flying a lot they are handy to keep things from unzipping, rolling away or preventing some one from lifting an unattended lens during a layover. Think Tank has exemplary customer service. I looked at several other brands including Tamrac, Gura Gear and Lowepro before I settled on these to update my 12 year old assortment.

                                If I know I am going for a walk & shoot I will put what I need into the Street Walker Pro which is an easy ride on your back. When I need to bring everything I use both packs. When I fly I put the Airport International in the over head bin and place the empty Street Walker Pro inside a large rolling a suitcase full of all my other stuff - that gets checked. If there is anything left over I put it in my coat pocket or an over the shoulder messenger / briefcase style bag that goes under my seat. If you are flying with more camera gear than configures into those possibilities or need to transport lighting you need to get something larger designed for shipping in the checked baggage part of the plane. If you are flying to a remote area or smaller airport on a regional size plane - where the bin sizes vary - it pays to call your carrier to make sure the bag will fit in the overhead bins.

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                                5.0

                                Beautiful Bag but Limited with a 500mm

                                By Kathy

                                from Texas

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife Photos

                                  Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                  I love this bag and wish I could keep it. The Canon 500mm takes up most of the bag leaving little room for anything else. One camera body will fit, flash, and little things. There's not much room for dividers and stuff once the 500mm is loaded.

                                  Otherwise, this is the perfect bag for those not carrying a 500mm lens. The construction is amazing, the styling wonderful, and the feel great. Lots of room if you've got smaller equipment.

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Love This Bag

                                  By CAB

                                  from Portland, OR

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Family Photos
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel
                                    • Weddings/Events

                                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                    This is my first Think Tank bag, and I love it. It is very well made and seems extremely durable. It will fit nicely in the overhead compartment on my flights, and it fits all of my equipment. Now I know why everyone raves about their Think Tank camera bags.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Super protection, great features

                                    By Loaker

                                    from Martinez, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • A Bit Heavy But Solid

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Storage
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                    Wanted one bag to carry all gear for travel. Lots of room for gear and accessorites. Solid construction, protection, features. Roller wheels, security cable and bag lock built in.
                                    Register bag ID in case of loss-may help get it returned

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Well Done

                                    By Ltgk20

                                    from Charlotte, NC

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Good Capacity
                                    • High Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Family Trips
                                      • Long Vacations

                                      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                      Well built, well thought out and includes enough dividers to allow the bag to be configured many different ways. However, with everything loaded it's plenty heavy (with all my gear roughly 32 lbs).

                                      • Travel Frequency:
                                      • 0-5 Annual Trips
                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
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                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Did they think of everything?

                                      By NP Photo

                                      from Berkeley, CA

                                      About Me Career

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Access Items
                                      • Easy To Carry
                                      • High Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Small Capacity

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Events
                                      • Sports

                                      Comments about Think Tank Photo Airport International V 2.0 Rolling Camera Bag (Black):

                                      Pretty much! When I finally got my bag, I ripped open the box, pulled out all my camera gear and started shoving it in. I was immediately disappointed. But fortunately this was my only moment of disappointment and I've gotten over it.

                                      The problem was that I just couldn't get two bodies with lenses attached to fit, even though I was following the picture that came with the bag that showed how to jam all your stuff in. But I worked at it. I took out a lot of the dividers, which are almost comically excessive. And then I just started pressing really hard. Slowly but surly the bag layout took shape and all my stuff fit. It's still a tight fit though and if I do things wrong the bag won't close well. But I can feel the bag relaxing a bit. It's getting used to all the stuff and, like your favorite arm chair, it's changing to accommodate my stuff.

                                      Plus, the locking zipper is an engineering marvel. The TWO security cables are awesome. I love how the bag opens. I just took it to my first gig and rolled it down the strewn on its wheels by the handle. MUCH better than my old back that I carried on a strap.

                                      So, while at first I was disappointed and didn't see how I'd get all my stuff in there, now I'm a believer after about a week. It's compact and dense, but that's the point. Don't be afraid to shove.

                                      • Travel Frequency:
                                      • 0-5 Annual Trips
                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business
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                                      • No

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