Avoiding bag check when using neoprene DSLR cover possible?

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Avoiding bag check when using neoprene DSLR cover possible?

I just purchased a neoprene cover for my camera: Picture Here I'm wondering whether I'll be required to go through bag check with this. I have only used a point-and-shoot camera in the past and was able to simply open the small case on my belt when passing through the non-bag-check area to show there was a camera inside. I'd hope that, since this cover couldn't fit more than the camera itself, the same would apply. Anyone had any luck with this?

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Hello and welcome Christine. Sorry but you will still have to go through the bag check with that I'm sure. That looks way to much like this, which is a neoprene gun holster.

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Thanks mrhub! I see what you're saying, and the case being carried in hand and closed would certainly make someone wonder what was in it. I just wonder, if it's around my neck using a camera strap, whether anyone would possibly assume I had anything apart from a camera crammed in it. On a somewhat related note, I always thought it was strange that they want to look through the smallest of pouches or purses, but if someone has giant cargo pockets filled with stuff, security won't bat an eye Smile

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Yes. I have a camera bag very similar to that for our Nikon and it had to be checked each time. It actually became a huge hassle carrying around the parks so until we have kids with a stroller to "tote all that crap", it will be a point and shoot or iPhone! haha

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Yeah I understand what you mean. I wear the cargo shorts with huge pockets and I can walk right through the no bag line with my pockets loaded to the hilt. They dont want to have to start searching people though.

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Thanks for the info! In that case, I'll be prepared to wait in line. sad I am also taking a small camera, so I may reserve use of the T4i for times when we're arriving at odd hours and the bag check lines will be shorter awesome

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mrhub wrote:
Yeah I understand what you mean. I wear the cargo shorts with huge pockets and I can walk right through the no bag line with my pockets loaded to the hilt. They dont want to have to start searching people though.

Yes, I'm glad they haven't taken it that far! I can't imagine how long it would take to search everyone.

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I use this, it clips onto my belt look and fits in my jean pockets. Holds phone, money, gift cards, and a ziplock bag for water rides.

http://www.disneystore.com/sequin-minnie-and-mickey-mouse-cell-phone-case/mp/1296342/1000235/

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My little camera case is probably around the same size as that phone case. I attached it to my belt and, because I wore my shirt over it, I never had to have it checked. But if they insisted, I could cram it into a pocket long enough to get through the no-bags entrance.