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Tareq M. Alhamrani
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member since: 6/26/2006
 

New to film photography


Hey all,
Long time I didn't follow this website, was busy last 2 years and I decided to move to film photography since last year.

So as I am new to film photography and I asked many questions over the internet, I would like to know what I should think about in film photography over the digital photography?
I bought 3 film bodies, 1 scanner, some film rolls[B&W and color] and I have tripod and some filters, not ready to develop the film myself alone yet, so what tips do you advise me to follow?
I bought many film rolls from USA when I was in vacation there, I carried some with baggage and some with carry-on, not sure what film are in this and that now but I have vary film ASA from 100 to 3200, so will those of ISO 400 and above affected by the airport X-Ray? if so, how can I be sure it was affected?

2/16/2010 1:02:38 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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member since: 11/11/2003
  You can only find out after you've developed the film.
I think the x-rays for checked luggage are stronger than the ones for carry on luggage. So if there isn't too many rolls of film, it's best to keep them in carry on, and ask to have it hand inspected.
Many people take the film out of the canisters and keep them in clear plastic bags so they are visible.

2/16/2010 1:54:26 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  Kodak advice on airport x-rays: 2/16/2010 7:14:09 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 5/18/2000
  D'oh! try again.
LINK

2/16/2010 7:15:08 PM

 
Tareq M. Alhamrani
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 6/26/2006
  Thank you very much!
I will shoot with few rolls and see, and to be more sure I will try the Ilford 3200 that I carried and see if it was affected.

2/17/2010 3:56:24 AM

 
Josh Voyles
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 4/21/2011
  You can also stick them in your pockets if you only have a few rolls. Just be open and honest if they ask.

4/21/2011 2:33:08 PM

 
Meghan Gonski

member since: 9/7/2007
  I don't have any advice on the airport stuff. I just wanted to let you know, since you are new to film, keep all your film rolls refridgerated. It makes them last longer.

6/11/2011 4:19:50 PM

 

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