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Re: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc

Good luck getting them to do this.  I had very little success getting film
hand inspected (even at Logan) before 9/11 and I'd expect it will be even
more difficult now.  We'll go through our typical mood swing of being lax,
to overreacting, to slacking off again.  (Doesn't the airline security bill
allow for the return of lowest bid, lowest wage security after 3 years?).

----- Original Message -----
From: "JackG" <jackg@poboxes.com>
To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 10:48 AM
Subject: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc

> I have been notified by my Professional lab and the Professional
> Photographers of America not to send processed or unprocessed film through
> the US mail due to the new equipment they are using.
> Its is best to have all film, "hand inspected". rather than go through the
> machines. I understand now that it is best to have it out of the plastic
> containers and in a clear "Ziploc" bag so they can see it.
> It kind of makes you wonder what it is doing to our bodies. :)
> John in OKC
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Rob Geraghty" <harper@wordweb.com>
> To: <filmscanners@halftone.co.uk>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 7:45 AM
> Subject: Re: filmscanners: Color Negative Film Poll
> | > > I'm leaving for my vacation soon, and although I'd like to evaluate
> | > > camera equipment against various films, film processing and digital
> | > > post-processing, there's really no time.
> |
> | Something else comes to mind - given the current paranoia in the world,
> you
> | probably want to try to process the film in situ if you have to go
> | baggage checks.  High speed film especially may suffer if the X-ray
> scanners
> | are pumped up as high as they can go.  Carry the film in hand luggage -
> | think we dicussed this on the list before?
> |
> | Rob
> |
> |


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