Re: Elaine-Read This

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Posted by Steve Lawson on April 09, 2007 at 13:05:15:

In Reply to: Elaine-Read This posted by Helene on April 09, 2007 at 11:14:48:

"Your film is okay if it is under ASA 1000 according to..."

This is the myth that the airports/airlines like to tell you. They've been singing the same old song for years, even though the machines and technology have signficantly changed and vary from airport and country.

It might be true if you only pass the film through once, but if you have connecting flights or leave and re-enter a secured area, the film may be passed through x-ray machines multiple times.

Years ago, I had some 400 and 800 film ruined by x-ray machines. I had some very nice sunset shots that became washed out with little color, as if the film were exposed to heat.

Bottom line, it is best to never expose your film to x-rays. Of course, the best option is to go digital.


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