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Mar 16, 2007 22:43 |  #1

I'm driving from Salt Lake to Vegas tomorrow and I want to shoot on the way but I don't want my camera with me in Vegas. I'm meeting some non-photog friends that want to hit the town, and I just don't want the liability of having my camera with during St. Paddy's day.

I'm staying at a timeshare with a group and don't want my camera there. Does anyone have suggestions as to where to lock up something like this for a few days while I'm in town?

I figured if the dude in oceans eleven can lock fake jewels in Andy Garcias safe at the Bellagio, someones gotta have a secure spot for my little rebel xt. :)


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Mar 17, 2007 04:34 |  #2

Slightly different situation, but i've put my camera bag inside my suitcase and padlocked it up, I know it might not be the best thing to do but at least it's out of sight then.
And Timeshare apartments are probably a bit more secure than a hotel room.


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Mar 17, 2007 04:36 |  #3

Does the reception desk at the complex offer a safe?


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Mar 17, 2007 11:08 as a reply to  @ runninmann's post |  #4

I think I will be taking both courses of action - locking the cam in my suitcase and also checking to see if a safe is available. My friend made the arrangements through his friend, so I don't have no idea what the place is like. I guess I'lll just be as careful as I can.


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Mar 17, 2007 16:50 as a reply to  @ fuzzygraphics's post |  #5

Fuzzy, I can't help feeling you are being over cautious! Just get insurance - then so long as you are not actually careless you can leave your gear anywhere indoors or locked up. You camera is meant to be used, not just admired in private. If it's more an issue of not wanting to carry your DSLR kit around ( I know that one) get a P&S for when you want to be discrete and compact.


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Mar 17, 2007 17:49 |  #6

My wife is really paranoid when we're walking around vegas but I can't ever recall a time when we've had an actual problem. That being said, if i was stayin here in town and wanted to go out and get hammered, I wouldn't want my camera with me. A timeshare should be pretty secure compared to a hotel, it's pretty rare that larceny happens in the rooms, it's typically in the parking garages and on the street. Let us know what solution you come up with, it would be some good info to pass long to others traveling.


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Mar 19, 2007 10:27 |  #7

You might also pick up a PacSafe Luggage Protector (external link).


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Mar 20, 2007 19:45 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #8

Well I ended up just leaving the camera in the case in my luggage in the room. No issues. I guess my main concern is that I had no idea what the time share was like or where it was, so I wasn't sure what I wasn't getting in to. I only knew I was going to meet a friend of mine and 6 others and we were staying at a timeshare. The place ended up being really nice, but I didn't know what I was getting in to heading out there.

My problem was that I was driving to town and shooting on the way there and back, but pretty much whooping it up the whole time I was there (with no intentions of shooting in Vegas). I wanted my camera for the trip, but not at the destination. I thought maybe there would be a concierge service for this sort of thing, but I guess maybe that's just at the individual hotels.

I did apply for camera insurance about a week and half ago, but I have yet to recieve a response. So hopefully that will be fully in place for the next trip.

Deadpass - I think you hit it on the head. I didn't want the camera with me in town (I know my limits with whiskey - no cars - no cameras, but I digress), and I knew I didn't want it in my car while I was out. The timeshare was very secure and the people I stayed with were awesome and there were no issues, but those were the unknowns going out there.

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Mar 20, 2007 20:05 |  #9

Very few room robbers ever look underneath the bottom drawer in a chest of drawers.

Very few look behind the wardrobe. Very few also look underneath the mattress at the foot of the bed.

If you have trustworthy ziploc bags then the inside of a toilet cistern is good also.

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