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  • Fat Crip
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    I really, really miss real film! I used to carry either two FM2s and two FE2s and a bag of lenses or a 6x7 Mamiya rb and three primes. The thing I really liked with the rb was how few pics you got off a roll, especially if you bracket. Maybe only 3 or 4 from a roll! It makes you stop, think and look before releasing the shutter. As a result you get better pics. Digital is more a case of 'never mind the quality, feel the width!'

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  • peregrina
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    Originally posted by ChrisG View Post
    Too funny! I still have 35mm cameras, including a fully mechanical Nikon FM-2. We've gotten so used to digital now that many people forget that some still shoot film.
    Yeah, we shoot both film and digital. I have a range of 35mm cameras including small point-and-shoots like the Rollei 35 and a Retinette. SLRS include a Canon AE-1 and a Maxxum 5. My husband is more of a medium and large format guy so he shoots mostly with a Minolta Autocord (his favourite) and the Hasselblad.

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  • jannilee
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    Have a WONDERFUL time. I did. Are you going on a tour? visiting rellies? backpacking it? Make sure you take layers. We had some lovely days and other miserable ones with wind rain and even snow in Akureyri (see pic on the blog!).

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  • jenniw
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    Originally posted by jannilee View Post
    Keflavik/Reykjavik Iceland wants to see not only the iPad, but ALL electronics including cell phones.
    Very timely info! We're headed from Seattle to Iceland later this week. It's always nice to know before you go what's required.

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  • wennefer
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    And I use a 4x5 view camera with sheet film. They didn't ask me about the camera (it probably just looked like a wooden box to them), but it was a challenge explaining that (1) I didn't want the film to go through the x-ray, and (2) opening the box of film to examine it would be worse! (finally the supervisor allowed the TSA screener to swab the box and use the ETD machine).

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  • ChrisG
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    Originally posted by peregrina View Post
    A friend of mine had trouble with his camera. It was a Hasselblad (medium format film camera; completely mechanical) and the screener asked him to turn it on and was very confused when my friend explained there's no on or off...
    Too funny! I still have 35mm cameras, including a fully mechanical Nikon FM-2. We've gotten so used to digital now that many people forget that some still shoot film.

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  • jannilee
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    Keflavik/Reykjavik Iceland wants to see not only the iPad, but ALL electronics including cell phones.

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  • peregrina
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    A friend of mine had trouble with his camera. It was a Hasselblad (medium format film camera; completely mechanical) and the screener asked him to turn it on and was very confused when my friend explained there's no on or off...

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  • TXGirl
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    I flew from DFW to Denver & on our way back home flew from Spokane to SLC and neither time was asked to remove my iPad. I had it in my Portenzo case inside my Synapse.

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  • dorayme
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    I was pleasantly shocked and surprised, not being a person who travels by plane very much, when I flew from CLT to SEA a month ago and then back SEA to ORD to CLT a week later I didn't have to remove anything from my bags or person other than my shoes and jacket. My 3-1-1 bag remained in the forehead compartment of my ebags Motherlode Weekender, my iPad, mifi, and related chargers and accessories were able to sit inside of my Swift undisturbed. I had an interchangeable knitting needle set with 15 pair of stainless steel 4" needle tips from 2.75mm to 9mm and they didn't even ask me to dig that out of my bag. I was not expecting the pleasant experience that it was to fly. I even used mobile boarding passes on my iPhone so check in was easier than ever, no papers printed or wasted! The only inconvenience was when the final leg of my flight was canceled and I had to spend the night in Chicago unexpectedly.

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  • Jenne
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    I asked in Houston (Bush International), Toronto, and Fredericton, NB two weeks ago. None of the screeners wanted it out. One said they only needed it out if there was a mess of wires around it.
    I just ask and if they want it out it's not a big deal to slip it out.

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  • Fat Crip
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    You can add Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham, San Javier, Murcia and Alicante to the list of not wanting it out. I've been through these airport between 2 and a dozen times each. Last time through Alicante, they didn't even want my MacBook out, but that's the Spannish for you!

    Eric

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  • flitcraft
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    Last two times through CDG in Paris, all electronics--cellphones, ereaders, Ipods, and all manner of computers--needed to be out separate from the carry-on. Not usre if this is an official CDG policy or I just got unlucky.

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  • ChrisG
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    I've only flown once so far with my iPad, but no problems whatsoever and never got asked to take it out of the bag.

    I have, however, been asked to remove my Nikon DSLR camera more than once and send it through in a bin due to it's size.

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  • maverick
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    Originally posted by Nana8 View Post
    Thank you so much, everyone! This will help us decide if the iPad is for us.
    hi nana8!

    i went IAD-JFK-DEL-ATQ thursday into friday, and ATQ-DEL-JFK-IAD sunday night into monday.

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