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  • Ideally a 645 mamiya with an AE eye finder and grip imo. 16 shots a roll and 645 will definitely be big enough for magazine size prints. See if you can borrow one

    Otherwise Id just load Portra in as many cameras as you can carry, see what you feel like shooting on the day

  • one more minigolf and one more roadtrip, both kodak gold 200

  • I like that bottom road one - and all of the post apocalyptic mini-golf shots of course

  • Delta 400 @1600

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  • That first one is great!

  • Sadly both Kodak and Ilford have confirmed that the new CT scanners going into airports will damage all film. Going to make flying with film a bit of a lottery now on if they'll hand check or not.

  • Woodland scenes...

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  • Sadly both Kodak and Ilford have confirmed that the new CT scanners going into airports will damage all film.


  • wait what? I flew to India last week and due coming back soon .. are my films fucked?!

  • Where did you fly from ? I think Heathrow are the first in the UK to start rolling out the scanners. If you flew from there and could keep your laptop and liquids in your bag going out, then it went through a CT scanner.

    I don’t know about the take up of CT scanners at Indian airports, probably worth checking with the one your flying back from (and see if they’ll allow hand checks).

  • Heathrow T2, we had to remove laptop and liquids. Now i cant remember if the films were in cabin or checked in baggage :(

  • CT scanners going into airports will damage all film

    ..all film?

    What about Agfa Precisa CT ?

  • sorry I'll get my coat

  • This is Kodak's statement:

    CT Scanning X-Ray Technology and Film

    As many of you know, the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has recently been installing Computed Tomography (CT) scanners for carry-on luggage in US airports. In the coming months these scanners will be operational at 145 airports in the US. CT scanning technology has been used for checked luggage for many years, and Kodak Alaris and Eastman Kodak have warned photographers not to check their film, but rather to carry it on and request it be hand-checked by TSA agents at Security.
    To better assess the risk to film from the new carry on scanners we brought a small quantity of Portra 400/135 to John F Kennedy Airport in NYC. With the help of TSA representatives the film was put through the new carry on CT scanners from 1-10 times. The film was then evaluated at Eastman Kodak Research facilities. The initial results are not good. Just 1 scan shows significant film fogging, leading to smoky blacks and loss of shadow detail. This will be more significant for higher speed films. Although it’s possible that a roll of 100 speed film would show less degradation, we strongly recommend against putting any unexposed or exposed but unprocessed film through a CT Scanner.
    We reached out to the TSA to ask what options there might be to warn passengers. We originally asked if it would be possible to add signage at airports that utilize CT scanning technology. We are developing warning stickers that can be placed on your film. These will be available in a label format so they can be printed on your in-home or in-office printer. Just attach the label to the plastic bag as described in the TSA description below.
    The TSA did tell us that all TSA screeners are trained to hand check roll and movie film as well as single-use cameras. Sheet film in boxes may require more diligence on the part of the photographer.
    From the TSA:
    Most x-ray machines used to screen carry-on bags should not damage undeveloped film under ASA\ISO 800. There are a limited number of screening checkpoints that use x-ray equipment that may damage undeveloped film. These airports will have signage in front of the x-ray stating that the x-ray may damage undeveloped film.
    If you are traveling with the following types of film, please pack it in a clear plastic bag, remove it from your carry-on bag at the checkpoint, and ask for a hand inspection:
    • Film with an ASA\ISO 800 or higher
    • Highly sensitive x-ray or scientific films
    • Film that is or will be underexposed
    • Film that you intend to “push process”
    • Sheet film
    • Large format film
    • Medical film
    • Scientific film
    • Motion picture film
    • Professional grade film
    • Film of any speed that is subjected to x-ray screening more than five times
    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.
    For more information please download the film Storage and Care Information sheet from our website:…/f…/wys­iwyg/pro/CIS_E30.pdf
    For more information on TSA use of CT technology, please:
    For more information on TSA screening procedures, please visit…/www.tsa.gov__;!­!NtZYYMejrjoc!zT1yW… .
    These US airports currently use CT scanning technology:
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
    Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
    Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)
    Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG)
    Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)
    Houston Hobby Airport (HOU)
    Indianapolis International Airport (IND)
    John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
    Logan International Airport (BOS)
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
    Miami International Airport (MIA)
    Oakland International Airport (OAK)
    Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
    St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL)
    Tampa International Airport (TPA)
    Washington-Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  • ^ good info. I does confirm what we already knew … that if you don’t get film hand-checked you will damage your film. Often the damage will be obviously visible.

    Hoping amey was lucky 🙏🏽 Losing stuff sucks.

  • i cant hand check anything

  • It’s not all bad, you’re like the Secret Millionaire in India.

  • These are so lush! Would love to give Kentmere 400 a pop...

  • Most airports will happily hand check film anyway, just leave an extra 10mins to get through security. I've never put film through any X-ray machine/scanner, just not worth the risk

  • Top tip for going through American airports is to say to the TSA staff, "I appreciate that sir/ma'am"

    Works every time.

  • "I appreciate that sir/ma'am"

    now say that in an Indian accent 😂

    only allah will save these films now

  • only allah will save these films now

    Definitely don't say that

  • Cheers! For a cheap film I was really impressed

  • Most airports will happily hand check film anyway

    Really? They always tell me to basically go fuck myself when I ask them to do it.

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