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Digital Camera and Magnetic tankbag

Hello,

Has anyone experience with storing a digital camera and memorycards in a magnetic tankbag.
Does the magnetic field hurt the camera and memorycards ?
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I've carried laptops in magnetic tank bags back and forth to work and it never caused a problem. I did try to keep the laptop near the top of the bag furthest from the magnets but did not succeed in that effort 100% of the time. In any case there was never a problem with the laptops. I also carried my digital camera in a magnetic tank bag from Virginia to Alaska and back and never even thought about it. The camera still works.
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Cool Magnetic Tank bags, camera and travel

Well i am glad to hear that i am not the only one who still uses a magnetic tank bag ... so obviously you don't have a plastic tank.

I've had a magnetic tank bag for ten years and carried laptops, camera, USB keys and all sorts of 'sensitive' equipment in it, usually in not particularly 'sensitive' places, never had a problem with any of it. Where else can you get to things so easily when you need them? The bag has 10 magnets a bit smaller than palm size.

However, i am wondering if the day will come when my luggage will be stopped when flying, obviously i do not try to carry it on as hand luggage.

Happy travels, and long live steel tanks and magnetic tank bags.

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Magnets may hurt only magnetic storing medias like the computer's H.D.D., floppy disks e.t.c. Memory cards, usb flash sticks, cds, dvds are not magnetic storing medias, so there is no problem with magnets.
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visa card - magnetic tank bag

Hi!
Once in Mexico many years ago, I completely erased the magnetic strip on the cards.

Had to get new ones flown in to Mexico City


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magnetic bags

i would never put sensitive electronics in a purely magnetic tank bag since mine got blown off the tank a few years ago and my camcorder got smashed.
admittedly this was a cheap bag with not great magnets and no padding, and a decent type like oxford or the like may have been perfectly alright, but ever since ive always had a strap-on (jokes on a postcard please).
also ive got bikes with steel and plastic tanks, so a magnetic bag isnt versatile enough any more.

as to the magnets in the bag screwing with the camera, i never thought of that! i dont remember any problems though it always seemed to work.
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