Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Traveling by air with RapidWinder?
From: Ted Grant <>
Date: Mon, 20 Jan 2003 10:01:22 -0800
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Nick asked:

> >... And isn't it possible to check in writing with
> > whatever is the appropriate authority now in the US
> > what the status of the RapidWinder is?<<<<

No, No, No! Look, if you ask...."Can I take pictures here?"  No matter where
the location is, you bring attention to yourself and generally you'll
receive a negative response. Obviously not always but a damn high percentage
of the time it's "No!"

By asking these new all powerful security people anything or showing them
what the RapidWinder advance lever looks like you will  have doomed it to
some where other than your camera base! You'll end up packing it in checked
baggage and if you should forget it's on the camera.... "It's history if you
do not have time to return to your check-in counter and have the airline
ship to your home port or destination."  In either case the chances are
you'll never see it again! The thing would be to always pack it in checked
luggage and with the new system of all unlocked cases due to the new x-rayin
guess how much gear is going to disappear! :-(

And  for heaven sake don't you realize that anything we are discussing about
flying is being monitored by this new agency!

And if you don't think so, think again!

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