Where do you carry your camera?

Aug 18th, 2007, 04:40 PM
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Where do you carry your camera?

I have a small Canon elph camera. I consider it valuable. Should I carry it in a money belt or my bag?
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Aug 18th, 2007, 04:42 PM
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I sometimes use a photographer's vest and loop the camera on it in such a way that they will have to take me with it if they try and steal it.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 04:46 PM
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In my purse. I don't use a moneybelt.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 04:52 PM
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Oh I love my Elph! My husband surprised me with mine as we were leaving the US to live in Argentina..it is used every day, tons of photos and so easy!
I slide mine into my pocket of my jacket, into my purse (which I wear with the straps across my chest)...if someone wants the bag, they get me with it
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Aug 18th, 2007, 04:57 PM
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ditto, in my purse.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 05:03 PM
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In my purse or pocket; it would be difficult to access it in a money belt.

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Aug 18th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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I just loop it around my neck. I have been all around and no problem, except losing it one.

My brother is a doctor who does a lot of colonscopies. He carries it...
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Aug 18th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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In my purse.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 06:07 PM
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You don't put things into the moneybelt that you need to use throughout the day. Only your excess cash, passport or extra credit card goes there.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 06:57 PM
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In my pocket.

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Aug 18th, 2007, 06:59 PM
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I really wouldn't miss the camara so much as the memory chip inside. I tend to take a few chips and change them out when they become too "valuable".

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Aug 18th, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Around my neck, in my pocket, or in my purse.

For cash and cards, I prefer an inside zipper pocket of a jacket or purse, or a card/two in one very deep front pocket and a bit of cash in the other.

Whatever you do, just don't set it down anywhere, such as on the table at an outdoor cafe.
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Aug 18th, 2007, 08:24 PM
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I think you misunderstand how a money belt works. It is no place for a camera. A money belt is worn UNDER your clothing and not accessed except in private and not even then very often.

There is no way you could carry your camera in a money belt w/o 1) having to basically undress and pull it out whenever you wanted to take a picture. and 2) every pickpocket would know you had a money belt on because the lumpy camera would show through your clothing.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 03:09 AM
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Purse.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 04:59 AM
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Holster on my belt.

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Aug 19th, 2007, 06:16 AM
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Even though it's bulkier than a digital, I travel with a 35 mm camera. I lengthen the strap as long as it will go, and sling it crosswise over my shoulder. I know it gives away the fact that I'm a tourist, but it's too inconvenient to be storing it away all the time.

Sidenote- a few years ago in Lisbon, I was walking with my camera in my hand, and a man stopped me and told me that I should wrap the strap around my wrist so that it wouldn't get stolen. (He was a very nice doctor whom we ended up conversing with for some time.) I appreciated him telling me this, and have been more diligent about keeping my camera out of reach of thieves ever since.

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Aug 19th, 2007, 06:30 AM
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Two things.

First I carry an SLR and have for 35 years of tarveling. You keep a hand on it and wear it barrel down when not using it.

Second there are many things that give you away as a tourist such as the upside down guide book, the look in your eye, your gait, your glasses, your haircut, the fact you are dressed casually on a work day, your fanny pack, your white sneakers and blue jeans, etc. etc.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 06:35 AM
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I was walking with my camera in my hand, and a man stopped me and told me that I should wrap the strap around my wrist so that it wouldn't get stolen

Not only that, you're less likely to drop it.

Whenever my DSLR is out of its bag (strap diagonally against grabs and slips) and in my hand the strap is wrapped round my wrist.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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When I travel with my M6 (Leica), I generally hold it in my hand with the strap wrapped around my wrist. I know it sounds awkward, but it really isn't, and the camera's always on "standby" so to speak.

I also have a very small camera bag that I'll put it in when in a restaurant or somewhere that doesn't allow photography.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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I carry my DSLR nearly all the time, home or away, so don't see how having a camera on show labels you as a tourist. I have a hand strap for it from Op/Tech and also use their bino/cam harness.
OH has a small P&S which he carries in his pocket.
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