Please hear me out before telling me to buy a lead container <_>
I've thouroughly read Kodaks page on the matter. But I'm still in doubt here. I travel from time to time and take loads of film with me. I never had any problem with TMAX 400, but I recently started noticing something strange on some colour films. Especially Fuji C200. It kind of resembles horizontal fog exposure (as exemplified here http://support.en.kodak.co.uk/app/answers/detail/a_id/31149/~/baggage-x-ray-scanning-effects-on-film/selected/true) but It does not appear on all colour films and I am trying to figure if this is real xray fogging or a result of something else entirely. (I always take my films on hand luggage)
Here is an expired film that went through xray
Can you see the blue lines? I am aware that this very likely due to bad storage conditions, and the film was quite old... However, here is a non-expired film I bought at the end of July, exposed in the middle of August and developped in September, that also went through an xray machine (actually, it came in the same bag as the example above).
This is a Fuji Superia 200 or Fuji C200. I have first noticed this kind of pattern about a year ago on a FujiC200 film I bought during one of my travels. But since the store in question was not one to take great care with its products I dissmissed it as that. But then I noticed the same problem on films that were bought on places with excellent storing conditions. Are these blue lines the result of xray? Here is a strip for analysis (unfortunately I only have the strip with the expired film scanned, but the pattern is the same on good films).
One very important thing. This is not noticeable to the naked eye. I only saw this when I scanned the images. Just now, before posting this I examined the negatives to make sure whether or not this was visible. It is not. Only when scanned. Maybe the machines aren't strong enough, but still they are strong enough to cause some damage. Especially since I underexpose a lot.
Can anyone clarify me on this? I greatly appreciate it!