Hello, pretty new to film since about few months back shooting on Velvia 100. As the topic sugest, would like to know if most scanners are safe or if not then how to you get them through those scanners. And i don't mean airports of top cities in Asia because i'm pretty darn sure they are safe, i also look out for film-safe label but i've registered more than 60% that don't carry those labels on rough estimation e.g. internal flights in Myanmar or Nepal.
I read alot of about some people say hand carry (but what does that mean?) into the plane? (which is what?) I do but it's in my back pack that gets scanned anyway. I'll assume they meant as compared to luggage scanners that presumably usemore powerful scanners.
What would be the effect on the unused or used films? For those that have experienced it? Currently, i find the exposure of my slides (30+ rolls) fine so far, sometimes underexposed but not sure if that is partially due to film photography inexperience.
If protect, then how? I know there are lead bags but just wanted to know from those people who have experienced it in terms of it's effectiveness. If i do get it, it would be purely precautionary but i just don't want to come back from (hypotethical) the top of Mount Everest to find my film was screwed by x-rays or other elements.