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How to travel with film

    We recommend carrying your film in a clear plastic zip-lock-style bag, with which TSA is familiar. Leave your rolls in their plastic canisters and/or sealed packaging whenever possible. We try to keep our cameras unloaded so they can pass through the X-ray machine, but loaded cameras can also be hand-scanned

    Can you take 35mm film on a plane?

    Checked Bags: Yes We recommend that you put undeveloped film and cameras containing undeveloped film in your carry-on bags or take undeveloped film with you to the checkpoint and ask for a hand inspection.

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    How do you pack film when traveling?

    Film that’s wrapped in silver wrapping will likely be opened by the TSA agents, so you’ll save time and have it done with more care if you prepare it yourself prior. Anything instant such as Polaroid, Fuji pack film, and Instax will be fogged with muddy shadows when scanned by the x-ray machines

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    Will my film get ruined airport?

    In most cases, the x-ray equipment used for screening checked baggage will damage undeveloped film; therefore, please place undeveloped film in carry-on bags

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    Is film damaged by airport security?

    Note: X rays from airport scanners don’t affect digital camera images or film that has already been processed, i.e. film from which you have received prints, slides, KODAK PHOTO CD Discs, or KODAK Picture CDs. This document also does not cover how mail sanitization affects film.

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    Does airport Xray damage film?

    Unless your film goes through a hand inspection, the new CT scanners will damage unprocessed film. So the easiest way to make sure your film comes through the airport unharmed is to nicely ask the TSA agents or airport security to give the film a hand inspection.

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    Does TSA scanner ruin film?

    Disposable cameras are allowed on planes, but precautions should be taken to make sure that the film in the camera is not damaged by the airport security checkpoints. X-ray scanning at security gates can damage the unprocessed film and so it is prudent to request a hand search if available.

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    Do disposable cameras get ruined in airport?

    Yes, the newest CT airport security scanners will harm photographic film. Photographer Iram Nuri found that 35mm Portra 400 ISO film with only one pass through the new CT scanners before images taken did not noticeably damage his film as long as the film was exposed properly.

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    Can 400 ISO film go through airport security?

    However, sending a roll that already has photos on it through the TSA CT scanner will damage them with a noticeable loss of detail in the shadows. ?It’s still highly recommended to have TSA hand check all your film while going through security,? Nuri concludes.

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    Do TSA scanners mess up film?

    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) says that the X-ray machines it uses for carry-on baggage are safe for photographic film up to ISO 800*.

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    Can 35mm film go through airport Xray?

    Airport body scanners alert the TSO to threats?mainly weapons such as knives, guns and explosives. They are designed to detect ?metallic and nonmetallic threat items,? according to the TSA. Those are things like explosives or knives made out of materials other than metal, like ceramics, says Malvini Redden.

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    What can airport scanners see?

    ISO400 film or slower is generally fine to put through the checkpoint X-ray machines, and even multiple passes shouldn’t harm your film.

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    Do disposable cameras get ruined in airport?

    The good news is that the airport scanners which passengers walk through as they go through airport security are unable to see inside the body, so airport scanners are unable to see tampons.

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    Can airports See tampons?

    (Reuters Health) – A traveler with a bulge in their body from a cyst or hernia might get flagged for an invasive airport security screening to look for explosives, a case report suggests.

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    Why does my groin get flagged at TSA?

    TSA counts on the traveling public to report unattended bags or packages; individuals in possession of a threatening item; and persons trying to enter a restricted area or similar suspicious activities at airports, train stations, bus stops and ports. If You See Something, Say Something?.

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    What triggers a TSA bag check?

    Modern airport scanners, with their extremely sophisticated technology, can see everything in your luggage, including any items a passenger attempts to conceal or hide. This includes both metallic and non-metallic objects, as well as organic and inorganic materials, including items such as illegal drugs.

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    Can TSA see my tampon?

    The Transportation Security Administration randomly swabs passengers’ hands at security checkpoints and airport gates to test them for traces of explosives. The TSA swabs are analyzed for nitroglycerin, nitrates, glycerin, or other chemicals.

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    What does it mean when TSA wipe your hands?

    TSA officers swab your hands with a cotton cloth to collect explosives residue for testing in an Ion-Mobility Spectrometer (IMS), the machine they put the cloth in that determines if you go to your gate or to a private security screening.

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