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Old April 19th, 2004, 05:56 PM
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Ok...I'm sure this has been talked about before but I can't find the thread. How do you make sure that your cameras do not get ruined by going thru x-ray.?

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Old April 19th, 2004, 06:01 PM
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put them in your carry on
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Old April 19th, 2004, 06:04 PM
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I thought your carry-on went thru x-ray as well.

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Old April 19th, 2004, 06:47 PM
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Well think about it if it is in your carry on you can take it out before it goes through X ray. But you can not take it out if it is in your checked bags
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Old April 19th, 2004, 08:48 PM
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You can purchase a "lead" lined flexible bag to protect your film and disposable cameras. They are not very expensive and you can find them at camera stores. Then everything can be x-rayed and your film won't get fuzzy.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 09:28 PM
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The xray machines for the "sent through" luggage is much stronger than the xray machines for your carry-ons. So far....none of my film has been ruined by putting my film in the carry-on and having it go through that machine. The film in our disposable cameras has also not been affected...neither the underwater kind nor the regular disposable.
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Old April 19th, 2004, 09:30 PM
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Last time I went on a cruise (May 2001), I left my cameras packed for the X-Ray machines and I have to say, my pics came out beautiful!

I don't know if I just lucky or what. But before now, i never once gave anything thought to the x-ray machine messing up my film.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 10:19 AM
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As already mentioned, carry on screening is much lower power than those used in checked baggage. Lead lined bags will not always work and will guarantee your bags will be opened and hand checked after going thru xray, since they look suspicious. Asking for hand checking for all film both shot and unshot is the best way to go and putting in carry on is the second best. The impacts of doing this add up so don't put more than you need thru unnecessary checks.
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Old April 20th, 2004, 10:03 PM
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i've never had film ruined by airport or cruise x-ray - we have used disposable, video and 35 mm cameras with no problems.
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Old April 21st, 2004, 01:37 PM
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Disposable cameras are plastic, so I just put them in my pockets as I go through the metal detector. Ship security absolutely refuses to hand check them unless you have 800 asa or higher. I've thought about the "lead" bags and used them years ago - pre 9/11 - when I did photography. (Now I just take pictures,) But doesn't the screener get a little jumpy when they see the a solid oblect that's hiding something? I mean, you could put more "bad stuff" in one of those bags . . .
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Old April 21st, 2004, 03:48 PM
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very helpful link straight from kodak:
http://www.kodak.com/global/en/servi.../tib5201.shtml
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Old April 21st, 2004, 04:03 PM
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and another, even better one, from the TSA: (those nice people who do the strip searches at the airport )
http://www.tsa.dot.gov/public/intera...orial_1035.xml
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Old April 22nd, 2004, 11:08 AM
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Get this one, I had to put my video camera (Iwas carrying it without a case) thru x-ray every time I got back on the ship at a port! But my video seems to be O.K.!!
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