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Old 14th September 2021, 12:57 PM
Nat Polton Nat Polton is offline
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Previously I mentioned assembling a small film developing kit to take with you.
If anyone was thinking along those lines, they might like to know that Tetenal are now producing Film Developer tablets and Fixer tablets.
Not a new idea, as over the years various firms produced photography chemicals in tablet form.

I have no idea if they are expensive to use and how good the results are but it is something to bear in mind.

It will all be over by Christmas.
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Old 14th September 2021, 03:33 PM
Mike O'Pray Mike O'Pray is offline
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Here's what Ilford said to me in the last few weeks when I asked what progress, if any it had made with airport authorities on the subject: From: technical <>

Sent: 24 August 2021 15:56


Subject: RE: Ilford Photo "Airport CT Scanners - Latest Update"

Dear Mike,

Thank you for your email.
We will be issuing an update on this imminently. So full details will be published on our website in the next week or so.

I can confirm our conclusions that CT scanning is unsafe for film and our upcoming report will include some sensitometry and further examples from the tests we did.

The DFT have been excellent to work with and in the UK it will now be possible to ask for a hand inspection of film at all airports where CT scanning is employed.

Globally we are working with our distribution partners to communicate with other regulatory bodies (although there's work to do here). In the US it is already possible to ask for hand inspection when travelling with film.

We have some other initiatives in place, so please keep an eye on our website / social for a more detailed communication in the very near future.

Kind regards,


Technical Services

HARMAN technology ltd
Ilford Way, Mobberley, Cheshire, WA16 7JL, UK

I should add that "imminently" may be a "movable feast" as I have seen nothing further on Ilford's site However it would seem to indicate that some progress has been made in terms of Heathrow and presumably all other UK airports now accommodating requests for hand inspection

The position of EU airports and wider rest of the world airports is less clear but what would now seem to be the case is that air travel between U.K. and U.S. is OK as in the U.S. hand inspection has always there

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Old 14th September 2021, 04:03 PM
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Here's a test that was carried out, recently.

“Reaching a creative state of mind thru positive action
is considered preferable to waiting for inspiration.”
- Minor White, 1950
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