Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/09

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Thanks & Film/Airport Security
From: "Vozeh, Colin" <>
Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 15:26:28 -0500

As a reference, there is the web site for F-Stop - Film Safety for Traveling
on Planes at

The basic gist is that your film is gonna be OK if you carry it on with you.
But putting it in checked baggage is likely gonna fry it.  Hope you have a
good trip.  Show us some pictures! :)


 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Nathan Wajsman [] 
Sent:	Thursday, March 08, 2001 3:50 AM
Subject:	Re: [Leica] Thanks & Film/Airport Security


See my other posting in response to Roger's email. But
in short, the answers to your questions are:

I will be taking rolls
> of Fuji Color 100,
> Kodachrome, and ten each of HP5 and XP2.  Should I
> be concerned about
> the film going through the security machines? 

NO, as long as you keep the film in carry-on luggage.

 > I'd like to keep the film in the boxes but I'm
> afraid the security folks
> will insist they go through the machine.

This will not harm your films.

> So, I will
> probably put all
> film into plastic bags. 

Don't bother.

> I plan to purchase several
> rolls of Ilford 3200
> while in Paris to use inside.  Should I be concerned
> about it going
> through the machines because I understand the
> security people at Roissy
> - Charles de Gaulle do not conduct hand inspections?

No, I have taken D3200 through machines at several
European airports (exposed and unexposed), without any
problems with fogging.


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