ILFORD SFX200 120 film spools...

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  1. Ray Rogers

    Ray Rogers Member

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    One more SFX200 question...

    Does anyone know if the spool is 100% plastic
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    does it contain some metal?

    Ray
     
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    It's the same spool Ilford uses for all their other emulsions, so plastic. You can tell this if you try to cut them down to 620 size with a pair of scissors. Why would it contain metal, out of curiosity?
     
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    No reason it need to!
    I have never seen them, and it was a possibility I wanted to know about.

    The real question is why I wanted to know!

    :wink:
     
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    I really hope it involves a microwave, gum, a paperclip, and posting the results in the alternative process gallery :D
     
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    I've heard that some plastics are allegedly not "light-tight" to infra-red radiation, which would, of course, be an issue with a plastic-bodied camera. Were you maybe thinking of this is relation to a plastic film spool?
     
  6. Ray Rogers

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    :D

    No, nothing so clever!

    It's more fun as a mystery...

    But OK-
    It's just that I always bleep at air port security checks and I want to avoid that this time!

    :sad:
     
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    The spool is plastic, the same spool they use for all their 120 film.
     
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    OH NO, not another airport security check thread.

    For most people, for most films, for most airports there are no problems in putting film through a carry-on screening machine.

    YMMV

    In the U.S. you can ask for a hand check of the film, they are supposed to provide it no questions asked. YMMV

    But to sick with the original post, I've noticed no difference in the SFX spools vs. all other Ilford spools.
     
  9. Ray Rogers

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    X-rays and IR films

    Unforunately, I am not so lucky as to be in that exclusive group of people...
    In my case, if something doesn't go wrong,
    then something's wrong!

    :wink::D:surprised::confused: