E6 and x rays

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by niclester, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. niclester

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    Hi,

    This is probably a dumb question, but I have to ask it anyway!

    Do x reys affect developed E6 and K-14 film? I need to get my slides delivered to work for convenience and they employ an xray scanner to check parcels for security .

    Thanks very much :smile:
     
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    No, they should be fine once developed.
     
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    Ace thankyou :smile:
     
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    Agree with Diane. I just returned from a trip where my film (Velvia 100) went through an x-ray scanner 8 times - I can't detect any loss of quality.
     
  5. nworth

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    The cautions are te same as for black and white film. The carry on scanners used in the US and Canada are not a problem unless you put the film through them more than 6 or 7 time. Those used in other countries may have higher x-ray output, and your film may tolerate them less well. The scanners used for checked baggage are very powerful, however, and they may affect the film.
     
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    I believe the OP asks about developed film. There should be absolutley no effect on processed film.
     
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    Agreed. There should be absolutely no effect on processed film in either carry on or checked baggage.