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  • #813
    Morningbreath
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    I sent 16 rolls of undeveloped film through the checked bag xray machine, twice. is it all toast?

    #7555
    Curious
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    from a kodak site for movie film http://www.kodak.com/US/en/motion/support/technical/xrays_airport.jhtml

    here’s a blog on film, mostly triX http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00DTzs&tag=

    here’s another kodak site covers all film http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml#SEC43

    it won’t even make good toast now if those sites are to be believed.

    but they do say try developing some to check. i’d take the odd roll or two and see. can’t hurt.

    wish there were better news.

    #7556
    Morningbreath
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    Thanks, Curious

    I think I will try one roll, but I assmume they are all garbage now.

    #7557
    Morningbreath
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    I meant to note in my original post that the roles were unexposed. I had no idea they were in my luggage. The handlers at the airport took my exposed film through by hand with no x-ray.

    #7558
    monkeybort
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    what ISO was the film? really fast film (such as 3200) is a lot more sensitive than slower film.

    and sorry galley, i know nothing of sump pumps!

    #7559
    Morningbreath
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    monkeybort: iso 400, kodak max film

    galleywench: first, try resetting the breaker, it could have tripped. Other than that, the pump could have burned out. I would not think it is frozen. you guys rely on rain water out there? Out east we use wells. I assume the water pumps used in cisterns are similar to those used in wells, but I have no experience with cisterns. Well pumps generally last 10-15 years or so. Mine is 11 years old, so I expect to pay $1000-$1500 to replace it in the next few years. Mine is 400 feet underground so most of my cost is involved with retrieving the old pump and dropping a new pump down the well line.

    #7560
    Curious
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    Morningbreath so what you have is roughly $100 of raw film? that being the case shoot a (non critical) roll and have it developed. if you haven’t yet go here http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/tib/tib5201.shtml#SEC43 and look at their sample pictures. it looks like the film fogging can be worked around some depending on the subject matter. it also looks like the effect could be useful, again depending on subject matter.

    GalleyWench as much as i love your outdoor photos and can’t take similar ones here …..
    nope just too damn cold for me. haven’t had a frozen pipe in years and the very worst it’s ever been is 8F in early december back in ’83.

    all those raised houses in new orleans. the plumbing supply companies ran out of pipe and the plumbers were working round the clock.

    #7561
    millera9
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    Was cold here today too. Got down to like 63. Rained about 1/100th of an inch too. I actually thought about rolling my sleeves down. 🙂

    #7562
    millera9
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    *chomp!*

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