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Old Nov 13, 2003, 6:32 PM   #1
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I would like to know what people are doing to protect CF cards when going through Airport x-ray machines. Also what about protecting the camera itself is this necessary?
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 7:05 PM   #2
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nothing. its not an issue. i work at an airport. and i pass thru almost daily with them even the biggies that the TSA use.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 7:06 PM   #3
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ditto with sjms. Fly with my camera several times a month and no problems.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 9:07 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies. That is good news. I had heard this stuff about damaging the ccd in the camera or erasing the images off the cf cards when going through the x-rays so had me worried, all for not.
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Old Nov 13, 2003, 9:34 PM   #5
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In many airports they will want you to turn the camera on so be sure to have good batteries.
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Old Nov 14, 2003, 4:38 AM   #6
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Hi sms shopper

The only thing you need to worry about is the extra cards with your camera case.

Just make sure they are secure and don't drop out of your case
while in the xray machine!

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Old Nov 15, 2003, 5:53 AM   #7
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If you are travelling outside of the country, also make sure you have any proof of purchases required by customs in your country. I know in Canada stuff like cameras, computers, and jewellery should be recorded by customs before you leave the country...they give you a card with the make/model/serial number and their stamp to show you actually owned the product before you left the country. I did this before my handheld computer was sent to the US for repairs just in case something went wrong at the border.
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