The TSA Thinks This Nikon DSLR Rig Looks Too Much Like a Gun

Check out this Nikon DSLR rig, which apparently uses a pistol-style grip for triggering the shutter. It seems this kit looks too much like a firearm for the TSA’s liking.

The photo appeared on the TSA’s Instagram page as an example of something you can’t bring onto an airplane.

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“This gives “photo shoot” an entirely different meaning,” the TSA writes. “The camera was fine as a carry-on, but due to its similarity to a firearm, the handle/grip/trigger mechanism needed to be placed in a checked bag. This was discovered in a carry-on bag at LaGuardia (LGA).”

From the comments left on the post, it’s clear that most people who responded didn’t agree with the TSA’s assessment of this Nikon kit. Here’s a sampling:

“I’m sure you just saved lives by making this guy check a camera”

“This is the dumbest thing I’ve seen on tsa so far”

“my god thank you! With all these cars transforming into robots it was only a matter of time until cameras turn into guns!”

“If they determine it isn’t dangerous, why still treat it as a gun??”

“What would we do without the tsa to save us from cameras”

We’ve seen a number of camera rigs that look like firearms over the years, both vintage equipment and modern gear. So if you spent $200,000 buying that Leica RIFLE camera that popped up at auction last year, you’ll need to think twice before trying to bring it onto a flight in your carry-on bag.

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