take a digital camera to Italy?

Old Jan 21st, 2004, 12:35 PM
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Hi Will,

They will know that you are a tourist, with or without camera.

Crime against tourists is generally sneak thieves and pickpockets, not muggings.
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Old Jan 21st, 2004, 12:37 PM
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And if you don't want any risk of camera theft....buy postcards.

Actually, rather than camera theft..I was more concerned that my camera didn't suffer damage fom a fall or from being bumped.

I reccomend more caution and less worrying.
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 01:54 PM
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I'm not worried about looking like a tourist. I've only had one thing stolen on a trip, and I've been all over the world. That theft was in the lobby of an expensive hotel in Hawaii, someone stole one of my bags off the bell hop trolley while it was sitting by the elevator. I carry a shoulder bag that my camera will fit in, wear it across my body and in front. I take pictures to paint from everywhere, including where I live, so I always look like a tourist, but I don't care.
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Old Mar 7th, 2004, 02:43 PM
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Don't let fear stop you from bringing your digital cameras or camcorders on your vacation. Digital cameras and camcorders are almost everywhere!!! I have family and many friends in Hungary and Slovakia. They all have digital cameras and camcorders, some have ones that put mine to shame!! And mine are not cheap either. And when we go places together they always take their camera or camcorder with them. They live there, they are not tourist! So it's not only tourists who take pictures. My family have 1,000's of pictures from the communist days. They love showing them off to me. Make friends where ever you visit, and sooner of later they will pull out photes to show you! It's a great way to get to know each other better too. Enjoy your trip. Alizka
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Old Mar 11th, 2004, 11:16 AM
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One other advantage of digital pictures is that you can set them up on one of the internet printing sites, such as shutterfly, as an album, and your distant friends and relatives can then see them on-line. We have a new grandchild and are able to "visit" her frequently as long as my son keeps posting.
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