Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Airport security
From: Tony Chang <>
Date: Tue, 08 Sep 1998 21:11:56 +0800

At 11:30 AM 1998/9/6 -0700, Joe Stephenson wrote:
>Like most respondents to this thread, I am very much in favor of top-notch
>security at airports. However, I also favor training. I shouldin't be that
>hard to teach the security people at the gates that all cameras are not
>alike. Also to keep theri hands away from shutter curtains. I have a friend
>who had her Hassy 500c blown up by Army security in Germany. they apparently
>feel that if they can't identify the object via an Xray, then it's best to
>blow it up. They did replace the camera.
>I have found that my best photos are usually taken close to home of subjects
>that I kno well. Travel pictures (mine) tend to be interesting, but not
>necessarily strong graphically. How does that work for others? Where do  you
>take your best pictures?

My best photos are usually taken of my family.  Travel pictures may look
interesting to me at first sigh.  But those memorable photos are usually
family photos.  


>Joe Stephenson
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Robert Beaudoin <>
>To: <>
>Date: Sunday, September 06, 1998 8:27 AM
>Subject: [Leica] Airport security
>>Bonjour a tous,
>>  I d like to comment on Tom s post regarding airport security.
>>  Indeed three years ago I did run into a similar situation where a custom
>>agent (or security guard) systematically searched my photo equipment and
>>camera bags at Mirabel Airport.  Of course it did take a while, but did not
>>bother me at all.  What s ten more minutes of waiting when your life is on
>>the line?  In fact it made me feel so much more secure when I boarded the
>>plane.  So if any lugger also is working at security in airports, keep
>>your best.  I want to reach my destination!
>>A la prochaine,
>> Robert (un chevalier sans blason...M5!).