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Re: filmscanners: fogged film
> Norman Quinn wrote:
> No just the film. This is the 1st time I have had fogged film too.
> The poor technican at the lab thought his machine had misdeveloped
> them, but strips B4 and after mine were fine.
> It must be X-ray. I had just returned from a trip.
> Norman Quinn
Older machines in some airports are notoriously bad, but most current
machines in North American and European airports are new enough that
they should not create problems, even with multiple exposures.
I just scanned ahead and see you had 8-10 exposures and some were out
of NA and you were using medium-high speed films. This probably
explains it. I always request hand inspection. The best way to do
this is to use clear film canisters like Fuji supplies with the film
out of box, obviously, and put them flat in a heavy clear zip-lock
type bag, so they can see right through. Usually they won't even both
to open the canisters, although sometimes they will.
Now that the new X-Ray scanner is being used on checked in luggage, you
have more reason to demand hand inspection, since you are really given
no choice anymore (they used to tell me to put my film in checked in