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#1 sdepino

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:32 PM

I just bought my first super 8 camera and I was wondering if I would have any trouble with the film getting messed up with airport x-ray scanners?
Anyone know anything about this?
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#2 zrszach

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 03:40 PM

I just bought my first super 8 camera and I was wondering if I would have any trouble with the film getting messed up with airport x-ray scanners?
Anyone know anything about this?

Search the forum archives. This has been covered many times in the past.
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Posted 28 January 2006 - 08:27 PM

Here's the short summary: It's just like still film. Subject your film to as little x-ray inspection as possible; the more your film goes thru the x-rays, the more fogged it gets. Never put film in your luggage; send it through with your carry-on. Never put your film in a lead-lined bag; they just turn up the x-ray machine to burn through the shielding. Ask first if they'll hand inspect; sometimes they do, sometimes not. Carry lower ASA film; fast film fogs faster (say that 3x fast).

Edited by Robert Hughes, 28 January 2006 - 08:29 PM.

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