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What Do I Need to Know to Ship a Camera?

Most cameras can be shipped with the same care you would give to any valuable device. However, antique or fine photographic equipment demands extra consideration when shipping. Remove the batteries and memory card in a modern camera before packing. Seal the camera in a plastic bag to keep dust and packing material from the camera’s lenses. If you are shipping your camera to be repaired, many companies ask that you obtain an authorization number by phone or e-mail before shipping the camera or equipment back to them. Be sure to include your address, phone number, and a complete description of the problem.