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11-30-2008, 09:24 AM   #16
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in class my teacher said if you travel anywhere you should register your camera, lenses, etc with customs so they have your serial #'s in the database, in case you come from hong kong or something they may charge you import fees thinking you went there and got it really cheap to bring home.

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I've travelled a fair bit with a digital camera and never had problems. I read 'somewhere' that x-rays only affect film and not digital.

I would have thought you would only have a problem with duty on returning is if you have a grey market lens? Can't they tell from the serial numbers which county it's sold in?

Where you going?

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11-30-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by woodworm Quote
Can't they tell from the serial numbers which county it's sold in?
They have...

11-30-2008, 03:47 PM   #19
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Also many times the model name of the camera/lens is different for US imported products than for the rest of the world.
e.g. I believe that my old Minolta "Maxxum 70" was a Minolta "Dynax 60" in the non-US world.


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I put my *ist DL through at least 10 x-ray machines on my trip last year and have had no problems at all with it.
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Thanks for everyone's replies. I lost this thread so I couldn't reply before. I ended up not taking my gear, but it's nice to know in the future I will have no worries.

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