OK, I’ll be flying to Hong Kong tomorrow- the land of FILM PHOTOGRAPHY. I am so excited.
I will be using film camera to document my trip for the first time ever!
So I googled about whether it is advisable to have films scanned through the X-ray in the airport during security clearance.
To half of my relief, X-ray scanning on films with ISO below 800 would not have any impact. I have also chanced upon many blogs from experience film photographers that they have had no issue with their image quality from films (<ISO 800) that had undergone X-ray scanning.
Since the 4 rolls of films I am bringing is of ISO 400. I shall not be worried. Let’s pray hard that all my bet (to shoot film while travel) won’t go to waste 🙂
P/S It’s a must to hand-carry your films on board the plane. Do not check-in. Because of the higher frequency ray or something that used to scan all luggages, it will definitely damage the films regardless of ISO.