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User currently offlineRsmith6621a From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 194 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3482 times:



As many of you know I am turning into a travel freak and yesterday was no exception as I stopped in DEN for a couple of hours and then on to KORD. I took a little over 200 images in all.

Now on to the question that I wanted to ask......Will the screen machines that TSA has at the security checkpoint harm my Digital camera or the Microdrive in it when it going through the X-ray machine.....I have asked a couple of time for TSA to hand search it and they have said they cant and they wont....stating that there is nothing that will ham it.....is this true????


Oh in closing I got to fly in First class on a Trip7 between DEN and ORD....alls I can say I wasnt hungry when I got of the plane....and I also flew on a A319 for the first time between ORD and SEA....heading back to IAD in a couple weeks to see the Smithy avaition mueseum.....

Thanks for the replys in advance.

Randy


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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3448 times:

I havent had any problems with my digital camera going through the x-ray...I don't think theres anything that can harm it since digital "film" isnt light sensitive like normal film of course...

Greg



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

In anycase I would file a complant with the national office about the fact they refused to perform a hand search.

I am sure that they will probably blow you off though.

TellTSA@dhs.gov.

1-866-289-9673



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User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined exactly 15 years ago today! , 1476 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3301 times:

Have put digital cameras through x ray machines hundreds of times, both in the USA and elsewhere, including multiple scans before eventual uploading. At Airports mainly and in buildings (where settings might be even more hazardous?).

No visible signs of any image degradation.


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3286 times:

X rays won't do anything to electronics. Just make darn sure you do NOT leave any memorycards etc in your pockets when walking through the metal detector or when you're wanded because the EM fields emitted by those devices can easily be strong enough to wipe them (or at least corrupt the data on them).
The same is true for floppy disks or magnetic tapes and strips!



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User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3233 times:

Slightly off track and apologies if it's been answered somewhere else (did a search) but what are the effects on a conventional film going through the x-ray? I'm off on a quick flight tomorrow and plan on taking a few shots on the way over and finishing off the film on the return flight that evening?

How should I look after my shots?

Thanks form a very amateur photographer


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3222 times:

If you carry it through the regular security as hand baggage it will be fine unless you have some high speed film.

DO NOT pack it as checked baggage. The high power units they use will zap your film.

They are supposed to hand search your camera gear if you ask them, but with the holiday rush, don't count on it.


User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3219 times:

If you carry it through the regular security as hand baggage it will be fine unless you have some high speed film.

Ah OK that's what I had planned. Thanks for the quick response 2912n.


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