Flying with 120 film

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  1. Curt

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    Traveling from the United States to Europe, any country; what is the largest number of rolls you have taken with you in your carry on?

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    I took about 20 rolls of 120 and maybe 15 of 35mm traveling from Canada to London. They were more than enough for 3 weeks of shooting for me. Went through carry-on xray a couple of times and I developed back home, all good. I actually forgot to take 10 unused rolls out of my pack and into carry-on for the trip home and so far so good, no fogging!
     
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    About 800 for a wedding.
     
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    I'm sorry I should have broadened it to from North America, or even from anywhere to anywhere long distance. Scott doesn't need to reply.
     
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    Flew from PDX to Frankfurt with 50 rolls of Velvia and Fuji Acros. No issues at all, even when I brought them home after 9 months and developed.
     
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    Well my 800 was from Europe to the South Pacific, if that helps.
     
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    800 rolls?
     
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    Yes I was an assistant for a well known international wedding photographer, wedding was a week long shot entirely on 120 film at the request of the client.
     
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    Wow, it must have been a very expensive wedding. :smile:
     
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    I didn't dare ask, but I got paid more for that week than I would usually earn in 2 months.
    Was great fun though, I've never reloaded so many cameras in one week!
     
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    About 35 rolls of 120. (7 boxes).

    Since i can go through several rolls an hour, that is not a remarkable amount. I think I brought four boxes for a 30 hour trip, once. 120 is the only format where I shoot like that, 4x5 and larger are much slower, and 35mm takes me weeks to finish a roll.
     
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    I regularly fly with about 40-60 rolls, it's more dependant on the weight/baggage restrictions, some airlines only allow one carry on bag others one bag & a laptop case so that's really a determining factor.

    Occasionally I fly with film, a dev tank & chemistry etc and process while abroad.

    Film's considerably more expensive in Europe, you could always post some ahead and maybe make contact with an APUG member with a darkroom and process while in Europe (B&W), there's labs for Colour C41/E6 in most cities.

    Ian