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X ray damage's DSLRs?

 
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Aug 20, 2009 01:12 |  #1

Hey guys,

This is a really "nooby" question, as such I'm sorry in advance lol.

I know that film was usually at risk of being clouded by X-Rays at the airport,
are our DSLR's totally fine to be put through X-Ray machines? (I have a T1i), or can the radiation damage the sensor?

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Aug 20, 2009 01:13 |  #2

Short Answer: No... :D


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Aug 20, 2009 01:14 |  #3

I've taken my gear through before without any problems afterwards.




  
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Aug 20, 2009 01:14 |  #4

What he said ^


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Aug 20, 2009 01:14 as a reply to  @ PKSmith's post |  #5

Cool thanks guys!


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Aug 20, 2009 06:41 |  #6

Just depends what you are packing in your camera body behind that body cap. If you are being naughty, yes, xrays will harm your camera. Maybe not directly, but the consequential actions after the xray may cause severe issues with your camera.


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Aug 20, 2009 08:37 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #8492088 (external link)
Just depends what you are packing in your camera body behind that body cap. If you are being naughty, yes, xrays will harm your camera. Maybe not directly, but the consequential actions after the xray may cause severe issues with your camera.

... and the consequential actions/ investigations on your own body. Ouch.


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Aug 20, 2009 08:43 |  #8

if you're carrying film too, maybe invest in one of those xray protected pouches.

I've put my camera, lenses, and tons of memory cards thru hundreds of xray machines with no ill effects.

I make sure I do turn it off tho, but thats just me.


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Aug 20, 2009 10:52 |  #9

It isn't the X-ray, but the idiot bouncing my 100-400 IS lens on the table asking what is it? I haven't lost my temper in an airport, but I came close to sending her to the moon!


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Aug 20, 2009 11:57 |  #10

cspratt wrote in post #8493161 (external link)
It isn't the X-ray, but the idiot bouncing my 100-400 IS lens on the table asking what is it? I haven't lost my temper in an airport, but I came close to sending her to the moon!

Obviously its a grenade launcher... :rolleyes:


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Aug 22, 2009 20:38 |  #11

what? i thought it was a rocket launcher....im so talking to my arms dealer!!


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Aug 22, 2009 20:41 |  #12

seriously though....it might not be a big problem over at the more developed nations...but if youre going through third world country airports, they might still be using the very very old xray machines...those i heard do harm the cameras....to be safe this is what i do...

i pull out the camera from the bag....pocket all your cf cards....tell the guard that youve had a prior camera malfunction after going through xray and you wouldnt want it to happen again and then request for a manual check on your camera....if you ask nicely theyll say yes...then snap a pic of the floor...NOT ANYWHERE ELSE as it is illegal to do so i think if youre near the security area....show them the pictures....


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Aug 22, 2009 20:52 |  #13

i've went my camera through xrays...
didn't do anything.


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Aug 23, 2009 04:34 |  #14

Been through many many airport security and never had a problem.


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Aug 23, 2009 06:54 |  #15

sas8888 wrote in post #8507730 (external link)
Been through many many airport security and never had a problem.

Same here. X-Rays did no damage to cameras or CF cards.


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