Re: X-Rayed film

From: Jay Hudson (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 14 2008 - 06:37:12 PDT

With two passes, it really shouldn't be a problem.  The project I am working on was shot in Romania.  A few rolls made 3 passes and I could see no difference.  The managager at my local film lab says that 4 passes is the limit for still film, but he wasn't sure about motion picture film.  The hold x-ray will ruin your film.

My recomendation is to always ask for a hand check politely but insistently.  You may not be able to get one all of the time, but it is much preferable to be safe.

Caution:  I have never done this wil push/pull processing.  This could be affected.

--- On Sat, 6/14/08, Ekrem Serdar <email suppressed> wrote:
From: Ekrem Serdar <email suppressed>
Subject: X-Rayed film
To: email suppressed
Date: Saturday, June 14, 2008, 7:53 AM

Hello all,

  I recently had to take two rolls of Tri-X and two rolls of Ektachrome (both of the most recently available stock, super8) through two x-ray machines while coming to Turkey, without anticipation and despite much arguing. I understand the effect is cumulative; yet I was wondering if anyone had any further experience with the matter. I don't mind if the film looks a certain way because of it; yet am wondering if anything will come out at all.

  I did ask what the level of the X-Ray was set at, if there was any sort of specification they could give me regarding the power of the machine, so I could ask around about it later, but they righteously just told me "Oh, nothing will happen if it's under 800 ASA", which is only for still film...

 I assume something will come out, but just wanted to make sure. Any experience? I read through the X-ray emails that have been posted before, and also Kodak's webpage on the matter...


-ekrem serdar
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