Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/07/26

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Subject: [Leica] Re: film and travel
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 10:10:16 -0400

Ditto.  My experience exactly.  While it's possible the carry-on scanners 
are more powerful nowadays, I doubt that the operators can actually 
increase the power.


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Date: Thu, 25 Jul 2002 21:53:01 -0700 (PDT)
From: Darrell Jennings <>
Subject: Re: [Leica] film and travel
Message-ID: <>

Doug, Domke and a few others make some fabric covered
lead lined bags that close with velcro.  These are
MUCH more heavy duty in terms of keeping your film
safe and the xrays out. I usually tripple bag my film
with these (they cost about $40 per bag in the U.S.). 
The security people can not see through them no matter
what they do with the scanner for the hand carry
security check. And oddly enough their response is
that when they only see the black blob caused by the
bags they carefully inspect by hand all the contents
of my camera bag, except for the lead lined bags which
they ignore (because they believe there is film in
them).  It makes a sad statement about the level of
training and intelligence often encountered in U.S.
airports, but it does keep the film safe. 

In international airports, the film is still kept safe
by the bags, but security will look in them and hand
check the film after seeing nothing but black on the
- - --- doug kim <> wrote:
> hello all,
> i've just had my first case of x-ray fog on some
> rolls of superia 1600.
> i shoot a lot of high speed stuff, mainly TMZ, and
> travel a lot. i've been
> carrying the high speed film in a lead bag in my
> carry on luggage but have
> been recently told that if the security can't see
> through it, they'll just
> increase the power.
. . .
> doug kim

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