Originally Posted by zerobuttons
There are quite a few threads here about how careful or not one should be about bringing films through x-ray scanners. Because some people seem to get emotionally involved when this question comes up, I want to start a thread that tries to get hold of facts through experiences.
The question goes like this:
How many x-ray scans are the maximum you have experienced to take films through without seeing any kind of fogging or such?
Please let us know the following:
1) Places you went through
2) Which film(s)
Let me know if anyone here can think of any other useful bits of information that should be there.
Oh - and please hold back all the answers regarding how many scannings you went through and then your films DID fog. They will not help, since it is impossible to tell at which point the problem ocurred.
3 years ago, Fuji film bought in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Flew back from Narita airport (Tokyo) to LHR London Heathrow - stop over Hong Kong. Fogging effects on film. I have to say this is the only problem I've had, since I now usually mange to hand over film for manual inspection. I have nver had a problem before, unfortunately I can't remember, but I MIGHT have shipped the film in checked in luggage, which apparently is ubjected to a higher 'dose' xray, 'they' say... Oh, a little off topic, but interesting, I was asked to open my case, because the glass in my 75 Summilux came out opaque on the xray, which aroused suspicion... lead content...?
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Last edited by johnnygulliver : 08-31-2010 at 15:31.