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    Hi, i will be travelling next month and will be bringing my DSLR for the first time overseas.
    My concern is what do i do when i am approaching the x-ray machine. Pardon this noobie question cos I do not know whether the rays will affect the camera.


    Thanks alot.
    Kai

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiRamirez View Post
    Hi, i will be travelling next month and will be bringing my DSLR for the first time overseas.
    My concern is what do i do when i am approaching the x-ray machine. Pardon this noobie question cos I do not know whether the rays will affect the camera.


    Thanks alot.
    Kai
    You gotta keep your camera in a lead casing to prevent x-ray damage.



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    Just scan it as per normal. After all, it's been done millions of times by other DSLR travelers. You don't hear anyone complaining of a damaged DSLR after an X-ray do you?
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    i've been travelling with my DSLR for more than 7 years..and countless Xray scans. it's still serving me well

    don't worry about it. i think the problem with xray machines are mainly with films and negatives.

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    X-ray manchine won't harm/spoil/demage the camera in anyway. There will only be problem with high speed film around.. ISO800 to 1600?

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    Have tried several time... your camera is SAFE....

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    don't worry, cameras don't fall sick.
    it's perfectly fine to go through x ray machines.

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    I have had good results wrapping the camera in kryptonite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memorylane View Post
    I have had good results wrapping the camera in kryptonite.
    can pass me 1?

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    Default Re: Advice on Travelling pls

    Quote Originally Posted by kaiRamirez View Post
    Hi, i will be travelling next month and will be bringing my DSLR for the first time overseas.
    My concern is what do i do when i am approaching the x-ray machine. Pardon this noobie question cos I do not know whether the rays will affect the camera.


    Thanks alot.
    Kai
    it will not affect the camera...

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    anyone knows where i can buy a DSLR camera bag that has a metal webbing inside and i can lock the camera to a solid pole.
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    Default Re: Advice on Travelling pls

    Quote Originally Posted by kaiRamirez View Post
    Hi, i will be travelling next month and will be bringing my DSLR for the first time overseas.
    My concern is what do i do when i am approaching the x-ray machine. Pardon this noobie question cos I do not know whether the rays will affect the camera.


    Thanks alot.
    Kai
    whatever you do,

    just don't say "bomb"

    just kidding. nothing will happen to your camera, most x-ray machines are more than well catered for the needs of today's travellers

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    Some places does not allow you to carry batteries in cabin! seriosly!
    So if you have spare batteries, please put them into your check in lugage.

    I have rechargable AA batteries once in my cabin luggage and it causes a security concern in Myanmar local airport.
    The other 4 which is in the flashlight is not a concern somehow.

    Dont ask me the logic on how the security people thinks, even here it is a big puzzle for me.

    Finally the pilot agree to bring with him, and he give me back when we landed in another city (internal flight).
    Lucky they never detect my extra camera batteries, which I have in my pocket!

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