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Domke Film Guard Bag (X-Ray), Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film

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Designed to protect unprocessed film from harmful X-rays during airport security and customs checks. Lead-lined bags also protect other sensitive media from the low-dosage X-ray machines used in airports around the world. Without FilmGuard, unprocessed film can become fogged or streaked. Use FilmGuard in carry-on luggage, because checked luggage is exposed to high-dosage X-rays that FilmGuard cannot protect against.

FilmGuard bags were tested for effectiveness by InVision Technologies, Inc., manufacturers of the only Federal Aviation Administration-approved checked-luggage scanning system. Films with up to ISO 800 speeds were tested. The extensive tests showed that the FilmGuard design will protect film and disks from the low-dosage x-ray units used to check carry-on luggage. (The tests also showed that the amount of lead needed to protect film from high-dosage x-ray units would make the bags too heavy to be practical.)

Triple-layer construction also keeps dust and moisture out: lead-impregnated vinyl sheet sandwiched between an outer shell of ballistic nylon and interior lining of smooth lining. Available in three sizes, in black only.

Size Available in three sizes:
  • Mini FilmGuard - Holds nine 35mm film cassettes or a small camera: 5.25 x 8" (13 x 20cm)
  • Small FilmGuard - Holds fifteen rolls of 35mm film or small camera with a few rolls: 9.5 x 8" (24 x 20cm)
  • Large FilmGuard - Holds thirty-five rolls of 35mm film, or three 50-sheet boxes of 4x5" film, or small camera with a few rolls: 10.5 x 12" (27 x 31cm)

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    DomkeFilm Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film
     
    4.8

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (18)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (18)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Improves function (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (20)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (7), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Exactly what I wanted

      By Ellie

      from Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Right Size
      • Stores Away Flat
      • Wo'nt Blow Away

      Cons

      • Colour Maybe

      Best Uses

      • Everyday Use
      • Traveling

      Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

      Not too big not too small. Has a bit of weight to it but it will do the job(s) I need it to do. Very pleased with this product

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      • No

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      5.0

      Peace of Mind

      By mattv87

      from Henderson, KY

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Improves Function

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

        You hear a lot of conflicting opinions on what TSA x-ray does to film. For $, the peace of mind that a lead-lined bag provides is well worth it. I still recommend telling the TSA officer that you have film and politely ask to have it hand screened. But... the bag can't hurt!

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        5.0

        Does the job

        By Lusty

        from Bonita Springs, FL

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adequate Capacity
        • Durable
        • Easy to carry
        • Easy to Use
        • Improves Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

          Easily packs in my carry-on bag. TSA does not seem to mind -- have never asked me "what's in there?" Since even supposedly "x-rat safe" film (ISO 400, for example) degrades after 4 or more passes through a machine if it's not protected, this bag is a worthwhile investment.

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          5.0

          It is what it says it is

          By Aaron

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Film
            • Traveling

            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

            Holds a good amount of 120 film rolls, seems to work as described. Doesn't weigh too much, but definitely has a bit of heft to is which is actually reasurring that it has a decent amount of lead in it.

            Not exactly a con, but the velcro is somewhat hard to open up. I take it as more of a positive that it won't accidentally get pulled open at the worst possible time.

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            5.0

            Film Guard Bag

            By Mark

            from Austin, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Improves Function

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

              As described, arrived quickly, works great! Thanks!!

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              5.0

              Good for 120, too

              By Mike

              from Saskatchewan, Canada

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                Bag seems well made, top notch materials and workmanship, as you'd expect from Domke. I'm particularly happy with the hook-and-loop closure on the top flap, which is both generous in size and higher quality then you usually see.

                I bought this bag for carrying 120 film, without being entirely sure how much it would hold. As it turns out, there's no need to worry - I can fit a dozen rolls of 120 quite comfortably, and coupleprobably squeeze a couple more in if I really had to.

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                4.0

                Works as Intended

                By Orange

                from NJ

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                    Holds Film. Sturdy. Lined. Not much else to say.

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                    4.0

                    a very good bag

                    By miki

                    from rimini - italy

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                        i used the bag to return in italy. it was ok

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        great product, does what it's intended

                        By mhartel

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Improves Function
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                          solid product, great X-Ray protecting bag in known Domke quality

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Does what it should

                          By jbodmer

                          from Harleysville, PA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                            Excellent protection pouch for film when traveling. Protects your sensitive emulsions against X-rays used to scan hand luggage at airport security checks. High quality pouch, very well build and rugged. On the heavier side due to the lead lining but still practical. Highly recommended

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                            5.0

                            Domke - Film Guard 15 roll

                            By Art

                            from San Juan, PR

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                              I have the smaller size and needed a larger size. These bags are great for film protection, I have used them for years. When I travel to Spain or France I always bring back many rolls of film. In Europe, airport security doe not hand inspect the film, they just pass it through the x ray machines so you need some sort of protection for the film.

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                              5.0

                              perfect in every way

                              By always on the lookout for great products

                              from california

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Improves Function
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                Having owned one myself, bought this latest one as part of a year end gift for a teacher who was traveling overseas. She loved it!

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                                • Yes

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                                5.0

                                Very convenient product

                                By R.Volkov

                                from Moscow, RU

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Improves Function
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                  Add additional security when you're traveling with film

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Very Flexible

                                  By Matt

                                  from Portland

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                    I was able to fit two packs of sheet film, a five pack of 120 film, and 5 rolls of 35mm film into this bag. Very easy for travel I've never had any problems with security.

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                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Fits a lot of 120 film too!

                                    By Mamiya Lover

                                    from Albuquerque

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • 120 film
                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                    • Heavy

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                    I shoot 120 medium format film and was concerned about how may rolls I could fit. I was able to package 12 unboxed rolls easily and had room for much more if I needed.

                                    I tried 2 five pack boxes of 120 but was a bit tight on the corners but worked. Unboxed is much easier to get in and out or 1 five pack box and 8 unboxed rolls work great too.

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                                    5.0

                                    Peace of Mind

                                    By Ryan

                                    from San Francisco, CA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Accessible Equipment
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Protecting Gear

                                      Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                      A great product that give me peace of mind when traveling that my film will be safe. Much easier that having to ask security guards to hand-inspect my film.

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                                      5.0

                                      Better to be safe than sorry

                                      By Walter the bag guy

                                      from Phoenix AZ

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Perfect Size
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Transporting Gear

                                        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                        Traveling photographers that shoot film need dependable film guard bags- despite what TSA says! Worth the cost when balanced against losing your work.

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                                        5.0

                                        Good size

                                        By Nestor Optik

                                        from Mexico

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Good Protection

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                        It worked for me, once I put in a contax tvs inside with sone rolls.

                                        The quality is good and the price is fair.

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                                        5.0

                                        Great bag

                                        By photostudent 2007

                                        from Wallingford, CT

                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Weatherproof

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Storage
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                          I enjoy the bag an am thinking about getting another

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                                          5.0

                                          Does the job welll

                                          By RH

                                          from Denver, CO

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Small - Holds 15 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                                            Just used this for a holiday trip with about 12 rolls of film, which all fit in the bag easily. I had up to ISO 1600 film in the bag and it did not seem to be adversely affected (I see no fogging on the developed film).

                                            Build quality is sturdy and the design is simple as a product of this type should be. It seems like it will last a long time.

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