X-raying Digital Cameras

11 years 7 months ago #15779 by shel_phish
Is it safe to put a digital camera in the x-ray machine at an airport? I'm travelling next week and my friend tells me to be sure not to let them x-ray my camera.


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11 years 7 months ago #15781 by Solstar
I don't know what the manufacturer says, but mine have been through several times without any problems.


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11 years 7 months ago #15791 by studioaphoto
Mine have been through the xray machine a hundred times I'm guessing and never had an issue.

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11 years 6 months ago #21530 by waterman
I concur. I travel constantly on business and my camera goes everywhere with me. The x-ray machines at airports aren't particularly powerful. They won't damage the camera. And the metal detectors don't damage the data on the memory cards, either, if you forget and leave one in your pocket.


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11 years 6 months ago #21532 by Baydream
Sure beats waiting while they swab 20 film holders for explosives. They were out of the canisters and in a plastic bag.

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11 years 6 months ago #21621 by Rob pix4u2

Baydream wrote: Sure beats waiting while they swab 20 film holders for explosives. They were out of the canisters and in a plastic bag.

LOL When I flew home from Colorado last time with about 70 rolls of film the swabbie 'bout went nuts while I stood there and grinned the whole time.

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11 years 6 months ago #21623 by photobod
Thats the beauty of digital no more x-ray worries, never had a problem and travel a lot

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11 years 6 months ago #21627 by crystal
I never been to an airport, but I am sure it's safe. If it wasn't you would have heard something on the news years ago because there would have been alot of pissed off photographers.

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11 years 6 months ago #21628 by Baydream

Rob pix4u2 wrote:

Baydream wrote: Sure beats waiting while they swab 20 film holders for explosives. They were out of the canisters and in a plastic bag.

LOL When I flew home from Colorado last time with about 70 rolls of film the swabbie 'bout went nuts while I stood there and grinned the whole time.

Bet you had some DYNAMITE photos on those rolls. :watching:

My oddest airport inspection I had was in London years ago when they asked me to remove the wide angle lens from my Pentax ME Super so they could look inside. I believe that was back in the 80s.

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