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PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:57 pm 
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I am going skiing in 3 days and will be flying there. I have never taken my camera bag on an airplane so need some advice. Is there anything different I should do before/during the flight?

Also what about silica gel? This may seem like a stupid question, but you know what airport security is like. Do you leave it in or take it out when travelling? I really wanted to take it as it will be snowy conditions and when my camera is stored excess water needs to be absorbed.

Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated! :D

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I'm not aware of any particular conditions for taking a camera in cabin space. I suggest the battery is charged in case they ask you to demonstrate it is working (they sometimes do that for laptops).

Only small point is that photography is restricted in some parts of the airport, like the security and immigration areas, so use common sense and there shouldn't be any problem.

Personally I'd skip the silica gel. It is mainly effective on closed volumes left alone for long periods. If you're using your camera day to day it wont have a significant benefit. Just leave the camera outside the bag, and leave the bag open to let any moisture escape at the end of each day and don't re-pack it until you're going out again. If the room isn't too cold any moisture will usually evaporate quite quickly.

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Thanks popo! I think I will leave the silica gel. I doubt it will get that wet unless I decide to take it up the mountain and take some photos of skiing.

I am going to Bankso in Bulgaria and it is the Mens world cup skiing during some of my stay so it might be an opportunity to get some nice photos.

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I was once asked to remove the zoom lens from my camera, so security could `look inside` it. :roll:

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oldCarlos: what were they expecting? you flipping the mirror & a little bag of cocaine falling ? :)


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Probably Razvan, I suppose some folk look `shiftier` than others eh :lol:

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Oooh snap!


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if you are worried about moisture, just buy some rice (uncooked) when you get there, it works pretty well for absorbing moisture.


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