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Aug 29, 2008 15:25 |  #1
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do you carry your camera, when going on an airplane? Do you carry it with you or pack it with the suitcase? Also, would it get damaged by the X-ray machine?




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Aug 29, 2008 15:28 |  #2

No. Cameras and digital media will not be damaged by x-ray machines.

You might want to check with the airline/airport about cabin baggage limitations. You may find that your cabin luggage might not have enough capacity for your camera gear and you'll have to check it in the hold baggage (which isn't a bad thing if it's securely packed).


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Pete wrote in post #6205122external link
No. Cameras and digital media will not be damaged by x-ray machines.

You might want to check with the airline/airport about cabin baggage limitations. You may find that your cabin luggage might not have enough capacity for your camera gear and you'll have to check it in the hold baggage (which isn't a bad thing if it's securely packed).


The thing is, most of the stuff, except for the camera and the lenses are coming in a separate bag, i.e. camera bag, the tripods are going in the suitcase




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Aug 29, 2008 16:35 |  #4

400dabuser wrote in post #6205140external link
The thing is, most of the stuff, except for the camera and the lenses are coming in a separate bag, i.e. camera bag, the tripods are going in the suitcase

That's pretty much what I do. I fly almost every week and rarely check any baggage. But I also rarely take a tripod along which sucks sometimes.


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Aug 29, 2008 21:20 as a reply to eddarr's post |  #5

When I travel, I always put my tripod in my checked baggage. I have no idea if they (TSA) will let you take it on the airplane. As an FYI, my checked baggage has always been opened and searched with the tripod in it. I take everything else in my camera bag as carry on. I've never had a problem going through security and as long as it fits in the overhead bin, your set.


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Aug 30, 2008 07:56 |  #6

My cameras are often on my shoulders, when not they are packed in carry-on bags only.

Cameras ONLY go under the plane when flying with 4 or more bodies and remotes. Then my gear is packed in Pelican cases.

I run an entire web site primarily dedicated helping photogs fly with their gear. You can check it out at http://www.flyingwithf​ish.comexternal link

I have also discussed digital cameras and airport x-ray machines a few times. I debunk the x-ray myth directly in this post:
http://flyingwithfish.​blogspot.com ...ll-damage-your-image.htmlexternal link

While the TSA and other certain airport security administrations do allow tripods to fly as carry on, they are generally checked depending on the trip. Whether I check my tripod or not directly depends upon the size of the tripod, how much I am hauling with me, if there is other checked baggage and how much time I have on the ground. If you are checking bags though, check the tripod. Tripods are not what airport thieves are looking for, they are looking for the cameras and lenses.

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The camera was fine going through the x-ray machine(s)

thanks for easing my worries




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