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For me there is some irony here. It was the difficulty of traveling with film that pushed me to digital. I once had to remove 30 rolls of 220 film from their foil wraps so a TSA agent could scan swipes from each roll with their mass spectrometer. On my return from Munich, the film would have been x-rayed twice had I not insisted on hand inspection.Time to shoot film.
At most places, you are required to switch on and show that the camera works to take an image!Of course you could always just take your camera, leave the batteries at home and buy new at your destination. Assuming
your destination is not too third-world :grin:
That is a frightening proposition, particularly if it extends to domestic flights. Also, I have upcoming trips to Ireland and Iceland later this year. There is no way in hell that I am going to put my medium format camera in checked baggage. This is really a mess!If DHS announces today or tomorrow a ban on laptops and "large electronics" (larger than a cellphone) in carryons for international flights, I'm wondering if that will include cameras, especially medium-format cameras? Crap.
Hysteria and fear mongering ...hysteria and fear mongering is on the account of the politicians and bureaucrats who make the rules. Only dialogue will stop terrorism.
ISIL, Daesh or whatever you choose to call them has as far as I know never hijacked or bombed a single civil airplane. They have much more efficient means of killing and terrorising people. Their most important weapon is making you and your government fear that they might bomb an airplane. In that, they have already succeeded, so there are not really any good reasons for them to actually do it.Hysteria and fear mongering ...
This is what the terrorist seeks ... and this goes back to 1900's ... dialogue will not stop terrorism ... ISIL is committed to see an apocolypse
and to bring on the end of the world as we know it.
Hopefully the politicians and bureaucrats will stand up to the threat and after the fascists have been subdued dialogue will be successful.
History repeats itself and it seems like the majority cannot see the light within the darkness.
Tell that to 224 passengers aboard the Russian Metrojet passenger plane bombed in midair in Oct of 2015 ... and claimed by ISIS.ISIL, Daesh or whatever you choose to call them has as far as I know never hijacked or bombed a single civil airplane. They have much more efficient means of killing and terrorising people. Their most important weapon is making you and your government fear that they might bomb an airplane. In that, they have already succeeded, so there are not really any good reasons for them to actually do it.
As for dialogue, do you remember the IRA?
I fear that you are correct ... but sensible articulate adults in the West needThis is probably not the place to share political opinions ...
If confirmed this may hurt MFDB sales to a certain extend.
If I were to travel abroad professionally I would think twice before investing in a 40,000+ US$ camera that I won't be able to bring with me on important assignments abroad.
As far as I am concerned, it will probably mean that I will avoid traveling to the US unless really mandatory.
Yes, you can do that.You can send all the goods correctly packed in pelicans cases by Ups or FeDex ... so you can travel light, and secure, and your pelicans will be waiting for you at the hotel desk
You are probably right Bob. The nefarious actions of a fanatical few DO have a widespread effect on us ... (including photographers here), as witnessed by the ever tightening rules of travel being discussed in this thread ... rules that potentially effect everyone.I fear that you are correct ... but sensible articulate adults in the West need
to address these threats.
If you have a better venue please share it.
I apologize to all those who have no clue how close we are to losing those ideals
we hold so dear.
Mods ... feel free to scrub all of this ....