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    Default Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Hi all,

    I will be travelling in Jan 07, going to Kota Kinabalu. Was wondering if you guys/gals have met with any security issues when travelling with your DSLR and a flash unit. Is it advisable to leave my flash unit at home? Don't wanna risk getting too much attention, how about sharing your experience?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDude View Post
    Hi all,

    I will be travelling in Jan 07, going to Kota Kinabalu. Was wondering if you guys/gals have met with any security issues when travelling with your DSLR and a flash unit. Is it advisable to leave my flash unit at home? Don't wanna risk getting too much attention, how about sharing your experience?

    Thanks!
    bring it along... i doubt there are any security issues wrt camera flashes.

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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    don't think there are any bombs that can be triggered by camera flash yet

    no problem lah

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    Not THOSE security issues, but theft, etc.
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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDude View Post
    Not THOSE security issues, but theft, etc.
    u can't really prevent theft seriously... even keeping at home may risk having uninvited guest entering...

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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDude View Post
    Not THOSE security issues, but theft, etc.
    no matter how safe/unsafe a place is, theft is very much a personal responsibility also i guess and what makes you think people will notice the flash and not the camera?

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    It's up to you to keep it safe - I'd say leave it in the hotel safe or have it on you ALL the time.
    Then at least you know it's still with you
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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Hotel safes unfortunately cannot contain a whole gamut of dslr equipment. Maybe the body with a small lens attached.

    to TS: i think your dslr alone would draw attention. the flash unit isn't going to be a factor anymore. But you may be perceived as a working photog rather than just a tourist and be asked for $

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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadDude View Post
    Not THOSE security issues, but theft, etc.
    if theft is the cause, why even bother to bring a dSLR and lens? this 2 normally cost much more than a flash itself.

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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    bring PnS....everything also have...

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    Default Re: Should I bring flash unit overseas?

    Quote Originally Posted by westwest1 View Post
    bring PnS....everything also have...
    lighter also.

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