So I am going to be going to San Diego. I am so excited to go and take my new camera. Is it much of a problem to take my camera? I plan to take it as a carry on. This might be a silly question but.. will the X ray machine hurt it ? I have waited forever to get this camera, now I want to take good care of it =)
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Thread: Flying with my new Camera
01-03-2012, 11:27 AM #1
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Flying with my new Camera
01-03-2012, 11:38 AM #2
I've sent my dSLR through (a Nikon), with memory cards in the camera and had them come out okay. You can ask for a "hand check" (I think that's what they call it). They'll swipe it to make sure no chemicals are detected, and perhaps want you to turn it on. I've also sent my point and shoot through and it has been unharmed. I usually bring a laptop with me and copy my photos to my laptop, too, just as a precaution. Don't delete them from the cards in the camera, but it's kind of a back up just in case...
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01-03-2012, 12:47 PM #3
If I recall correctly, it's okay to send it through the conveyer belt or have it hand checked, but DO NOT let them use the wand on it.Jan Walker
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01-03-2012, 02:58 PM #4
I've always sent mine through..in and outside of the camera. All of the digitals have been Olympus or Nikons and there have been a variety of different formats because of the different cameras. I have probably around 10-12 cards of my own and my husbands got a handful also. Never have a problem.
Do make sure you baby your cards,keep them protected,make sure your camera is turned off when you remove it from the camera and properly reformat it after you've safely backed it up to 2 sources. Have a great trip. San Diego has so many wonderful photo ops. It's my favorite place in the US.
Last edited by dmrdm; 01-03-2012 at 03:00 PM.Doris
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11-03-2012, 09:35 AM #5
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One tip I was given for travelling with DSLRs or any camera with removable lenses: travel with the lens and body separate. If your bag gets dropped and the lens it attached to the body you may damage the connection and the camera is as good as ruined. If you take them apart before travelling you are less likely to damage them if the bag is dropped, and if something does get damaged at least it's only the body or the lens that needs replacing, not both.
11-03-2012, 11:28 AM #6
I frequently travel overseas, and have always send my camera over the conveyor belt with the cards in it. I have owned Sony's, Pentax's, and now a Nikon, but have never had any problem whatsoever.
It is not allowed anymore to take pictures during take off and landing, (KLM anyway,) so the last time I traveled I just packed everything in my suitcase after carefully packaging in bubblewrap. Again, no problems at all. I own the Nikon D3s, so it is perhaps a bit stronger than most, or I got lucky I don't know, but so far so good!I use Photoshop CS6 on a Mac.