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Will the X-Ray Machines At The Airport Damage My Film Or Camcorder?

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Your film, maybe. Some sources say that you'd have to run your film through -many- Xray machines to even begin to fog it, but many traveling photographers say they've had film fogged or ruined this way. Better to have them physically inspect your film rolls. Just tell them you have film and don't wish to run the risk of it being fogged, and would they please manually inspect it. Your camcorder, highly unlikely. FYI, some photographers were puttting their film in lead bags. But some airports have Xray machines that step up the power if they cannot see through something, resulting in guaranteed fogged film.

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X-ray machines used for luggage that you check in are NOT film safe. X-ray machines for carry-on luggage ARE considered safe. You should keep camcorder and film in carry-on luggage.

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