Re: X-Rayed film

From: Ekrem Serdar (email suppressed)
Date: Sat Jun 14 2008 - 08:34:26 PDT


Puts my cold heart to rest. Asking politely has never failed me in the U.S,
and never before here either. Yet once the person says, despite all your
protesting niceties, "Sir, we've been trained in this", something in me
decides to stay quiet.


On Sat, Jun 14, 2008 at 4:37 PM, Jay Hudson <email suppressed> wrote:

> 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...
> cheers!
> --
> -ekrem serdar
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-ekrem serdar
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