Super 8 film and border crossing X-ray.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:22 PM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:59 AM
Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:00 AM
If they agree to do a hand inspection that's fantastic but some airports will refuse and insist on x-raying it. NEVER put your film into checked in baggage as the X-ray machines are much more powerful than the hand luggage machines. Modern x ray machines have auto exposure so they increase the power depending on the density of what they are looking at. For that reason, you are best off putting the film into a separate tray on the xray conveyor so that the minimum power is used to x-ray the film. I always lay the rolls flat with the sprocket holes at the top side so that most of the xray is hitting the sprocket edge of the film rather than the surface. I have had rolls x-rayed multiple times including 500T film and could not see any fogging or problems, so don't worry too much. One airport x-rayed a camera containing film 6 times because they had never seen one before and becuase they realised they weren't paying attention to the screen so put it through again - nightmare! It's not been processed yet so I'll have to see if it's ruined, but one or two doses should be fine.
Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:56 PM