Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2007/02/18

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Subject: [Leica] OT: medium format film and airport security
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Sun Feb 18 18:52:22 2007
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I have carried 120 films through airports all over the world with no
problems, but it tends to be Provia 100/400.

On 2/18/07, Nathan Wajsman <> wrote:
> Next month I am going for a week to Val d'Isere. Because I need to
> travel light, taking the DSLR outfit is out of the question, so instead
> I will be taking the Ricoh GRD and the Bronica rangefinder outfit--it
> all fits in the Domke 803 shoulder bag.
> I will be flying from Amsterdam to Geneva. I have never before flown
> carrying medium format film, but I remember reading somewhere that it is
> more prone to fogging from the hand luggage x-rays because the film is
> not enclosed in a metal canister, as is the case with 35mm film. I have
> flown with 35mm on many occasions, including Neopan 1600, and have never
> seen any sign of fogging, even after 4-6 passes through x-ray machines.
> The MF film I will be taking will be no faster than 400. Should I be
> taking any special precautions other than the obvious one of not putting
> the film in checked baggage?
> Nathan
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