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    Default Will X-Ray spoil my films???

    Hi all!

    As im flying overseas soon & im carrying films with me..
    I was wondering will my films spoil when it goes through the X-Ray @ the immigration bag-check points?
    Be it currently in-use film[in the camera] or unopened roll, as i did hear things about films might be damage once eXpose to X-Ray?

    If so, what should i do?
    Thank you all so much for your time helping me & reading this thread!
    Cheers!

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    Default Re: Will X-Ray spoil my films???

    am not entirely show,but I tink have to put it in a lead bag or something,for me,I just put em in my pocket,the one in the camera just let it scan,developed and no problems with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by yagami85 View Post
    Hi all!

    As im flying overseas soon & im carrying films with me..
    I was wondering will my films spoil when it goes through the X-Ray @ the immigration bag-check points?
    Be it currently in-use film[in the camera] or unopened roll, as i did hear things about films might be damage once eXpose to X-Ray?

    If so, what should i do?
    Thank you all so much for your time helping me & reading this thread!
    Cheers!
    Have you tried a search? This has been extensively covered here and on the web. Google can really help you out.

    But as a quick recap: No. That's why the x-ray machines are marked as "film safe".
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    I've had no problem.
    It is the camera, not the photographer.
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    Nope, but I wouldn't put anything that's iso800 and above into my bag, just to be safe...

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    only hand carry baggage's xray machine are film safe(up to iso1600 usually).. check-in baggage's xray may cause fogging on film..

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    From http://www.changiairport.com/changi/...avel_tips.html
    7. Passengers who wish to have fragile items manually inspected instead an of x-ray examination may make such request to the security screening officers.
    Either you trust the signs or just ask the officers and show them rolls and camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    From http://www.changiairport.com/changi/...avel_tips.html

    Either you trust the signs or just ask the officers and show them rolls and camera.
    that is for SG, in some other countries will insist to scan to save trouble.

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    Default Re: Will X-Ray spoil my films???

    Passing by KLIA once and they insisted in opening every single box of the 20-30 rolls of Tri-X I have. Now I just put it thru the x-ray machine. This only applies to hand carry luggage. Do not check in film as they use stronger x-rays for those. I have brought up to Neopan 1600 multiple of times, including old looking filmsafe xrays in China. Never seen fogging.
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    Tried a roll of experimental Delta 3200 out of Australia to Singapore ... x-ray scanned 3 times b4 development and the negs are sharp with good contrast and tone. No fogging evident.

    Depends how many airports you will go through really but to be careful, only hand-carry and nothing above ASA800 as recommended.
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    As long as the X-Ray machine is "film-safe", which most machines are anyway.

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