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After a recent trip abroad, I picked up a number of rolls of film pretty cheap - Fujicolor C200, and Kodak ColorPlus 200.
As I'm pretty new to photography in general, I made the frankly idiotic mistake of putting all my film in my checked baggage rather than in hand baggage.
I've seen a great many images of photos affected by the hefty xray dosage that baggage scanners emit, and on the face of it, it seems like I'm best off simply throwing the lot away and cutting my losses rather than sending them for process and printing.
After reading up as much as I can, all I keep coming back to are grave warnings about how it should not be done, and lots of anecdotal evidence that the hand scanners don't damage film.
What I cannot find is much anecdotal evidence of people who have left films in checked baggage themselves, with either good or bad outcome. The images of damaged film are all examples of what can happen when the film is exposed to x-rays, but they don't come with any context so I don't know if they were set up for the purpose of demonstration, or just accidentally ruined films chosen as they illustrate the point effectively.
The film I left in baggage was a mixture of exposed and unexposed (including two exposeds roll of Bergger Pancro 400 which I'm pretty gutted about losing). Some rolls of Fujicolor are exposed, but none of the Kodak.
What I'm hoping to find out is whether anybody can share their own experiences - good or bad - of leaving rolls of film in checked luggage. Based on other accounts, I can take a view on whether to bother having them developed or not.
Since getting back, I have shot 2 rolls of FujiColor and one roll of Kodak which were carried in the hold.
I realise the only way to know for certain is to have them developed, but considering that all my current film stock has been carried in the same bag, I'm hoping to glean a little insight into whether I've ruined the lot.
The airport we flew from is Split in Croatia. It's a pretty small airport, which is undergoing modernisation at the moment, and Croatia has only recently joined the EU, which may have an effect on the security measures in place at the airport, though whether this is the case and what effect this could be I have no idea.
Any insight would be very welcome and appreciated.