Thank you all for the very helpful info to my last question. I will purchase th e film in London. Maybe bring an unopened box and see what happens. If I get the film proccessed there, and theres not enough time for the return, I could get i t shipped back. Is this a good idea, anyway? Could UPS loose it, damage it? But many of you say to put the tripod in the check-in luggage. Gosh, $725.00 worth. Yes, it is insured, but if its small, about 27", couldn't I carry it on? If not, then I will put it in check-in, pray it doesn't get lost or damaged, and put ta pe around the suitcase. I've heard thats a real deterent with dishonest baggage handlers. But am I being paranoid to think the tape might actually say "hey, the res something of value in here"? Thanks again.