Is the danger of vibration and rattle to camera during travel overrated?

Started Jan 24, 2010 | Discussions thread
Graham Meale
Graham Meale Senior Member • Posts: 2,223
Depends a lot ...

... on the camera and how much vibration. Most can handle it pretty well. I never put mine in the overhead bins in aircraft as I've watched too many people try to jam things in that don't fit, and I've seen things fall out when people pull their bags out. Mine goes in a LowePro bag under the seat in front of me.

We had an emergency stop in a bus in Kyrgyzstan a year ago when a kid ran out onto the road. One of my lenses that was loose on the seat beside me crashed onto the floor and rolled some distance along the aisle, crashing into things as it went. It still works fine, and it wasn't even a professionally built (Canon L) lens.

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