Do check-in your camera?


Nov 21, 2011
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Hi Bros,

Thinking of bring my 5D during my business travels, and seems too clumsy to sling it on board.

Is it a good idea to pack it and check-in with your luggage? if yes, how should i protect it?

Thanks.
 

ChengB

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Never. Check. In. Your. Camera.

Unless you want to see this happen to your camera.
 

Nov 21, 2011
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ok. then i will check in my laptop. carry camera.:bsmilie:
 

Dec 2, 2011
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Laptop and camera, always carry-on. ALWAYS!
 

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agree, u can always carry both camera and laptop
 

ijnek

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NVR EVER check-in laptop or camera...

u think the baggage staffs will handle ur bag like u do?
 

TWmilkteaTW

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you mention this will be your business travel..yet u dare/want to check your laptop? Got to give you a thumbs up..:bsmilie:

Like other mentioned and i agree. Nv check in your camera and laptop..especially laptop..if anything happen..what are u going to work with when you're there?
 

shierwin

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Why not just get a mirrorless body with standard zoom/prime lens instead of 5D, which you've to include a selection of lenses :sweat: :sweat:
 

eleveninth

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wow. lol brave traveler.

your check in luggage is pelican case?
 

ricohflex

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#11
Hi Bros,

Thinking of bring my 5D during my business travels, and seems too clumsy to sling it on board.

Is it a good idea to pack it and check-in with your luggage? if yes, how should i protect it?

Thanks.
Please check in your Canon 5D.

So that you can inform us later of your experience.

• Nothing happened to it. Everything was fine. Others are just paranoid. From now on you will always check in your DSLR.
• It got smashed when the luggage handlers threw the luggage around.
• It was stolen from the luggage by unknown persons.
 

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Nov 21, 2011
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Ok. Will try check in camera but declare fragile. Watch this space!
 

Nov 21, 2011
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Just kidding. Thanks everyone for the inputs. Maybe a mirror less would be the alternative.
 

Dfive

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#15
Hi Bros,

Thinking of bring my 5D during my business travels, and seems too clumsy to sling it on board.

Is it a good idea to pack it and check-in with your luggage? if yes, how should i protect it?

Thanks.
Just re-think this question again bro....... :embrass:
 

keithwee

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Just kidding. Thanks everyone for the inputs. Maybe a mirror less would be the alternative.
I'd never have the guts to check in my laptop n camera :) They stick to me in my backpack
Thank u for not doing so too bro.
 

ellery

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A related question - do you put your wallet n credit cards in your check in luggage ? Have you considered seperating the lens from the body, placing each in some kinda lightly padded bag and carrying this with lap top in a bigger laptop bag ? Actual given the tight time frames in business travel today I'd be surprise u have time to shoot. Most companies do not allow for extra days even at your cost for hotel N expenses if you are an employee.
 

glbong42

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u just have to accept the cons of bringing dslr in your trip that u have to carry it with u. anyway it is not so hard to hand carry it as u r sitting all the time in ur flight and while leaving your belongings into the compartment. also in the airport lobby, u can sit most of the time to not feel the pain of carrying dslr. or if u r really clumsy, then go ahead on getting mirrorless camera as they are lighter. :D
 

rhino123

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Don't bring your 5D... get a cheap and small compact. Then you can wrap your cam with your clothes and check in your cam... most probably no problem :)

Anyway... I never check in my DSLR and laptop, I prefer to carry it with me, I got myself a good bag that can put both items in so no problem... but don't ever check in your laptop (with or without your harddisk - although frankly I don't know how you dismantle the harddisk from the computer) bcos harddisk is not the only fragile thing in your laptop - not forgetting your very very large LCD.
 

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