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RE: filmscanners: X-ray scanners/etc
I really appreciate the warning. I do wonder what security devices could do
to processed film though. The issue makes me wonder if I should bring fresh
film from the US (because of price), have it hand-inspected, but process it
oversees (once exposed they are hopefully priceless:). Because of the remote
processing, I'm also considering a more run-of-the mill film like Kodak
Royal Gold or Fuji Superia because labs everywhere should be familiar with
Thanks again for all your input.
[mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of JackG
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 8:49 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" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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 my
| > > 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,
| probably want to try to process the film in situ if you have to go through
| baggage checks. High speed film especially may suffer if the X-ray
| are pumped up as high as they can go. Carry the film in hand luggage - I
| think we dicussed this on the list before?