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Domke Film Guard Bag (X-Ray), Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film

B&H # DOFGM Mfr # 711-11B
You Pay: $18.99

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, bacause 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, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film
     
    4.8

    (based on 12 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (11)
    • Easy to use (10)
    • Lightweight (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (12)
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      5.0

      Just the right size

      By Charlie

      from Staten Island, NY

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Traveling

        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

        I bought this bag to take high speed film with me on a long trip. It is the perfect size for my needs (5 rolls of 36)and fits easily into my carryon backpack without taking up too much room.

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        5.0

        Perfect size for travel

        By DaveyDave

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

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          Best Uses

          • Traveling

          Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

          Perfect size for a week or two of travel, at airport lay this in the tray for the exray with no fears. I carrie 2-roles 800 ASA, 4 roles 400 ASA, 3 roles 100 ASA, perfect.

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          5.0

          Nice and simple

          By HR

          from Boston, MA

          About Me Photography Student

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          Pros

          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Traveling

            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

            I travel fairly often and like to protect my valuable exposed film from x-rays. The film guard does a great job at protecting my film from fogging. The bag looks well built and I expect it to last for years. I'll probably buy another one in order to separate unexposed and exposed film more easily.

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            4.0

            Worked!

            By D.

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Traveling

              Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

              Used this for a roll of 400 color film, and the pictures turned out fine (no fogging or streaking). It must have raised some flags in the x-ray though, security had to dig it out of my carry-on and examine it after it went through. Next time I'll try putting it in one of the trays.

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              5.0

              Great piece

              By Kelvin

              from Singapore

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Traveling

                Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                No problems with it at all!
                simple !

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                5.0

                Great product!

                By RumRunner

                from Georgia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                  As a medium format enthusiast, this bag is fantastic for me. With some careful packing, it will hold 10 rolls of 120, far more than what I use on a trip. It's not the easiest to access with things packed so tightly, but once you're through security you can unpack it and store it normally in your bag. This is a great quality product and will last for a lifetime.

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                  5.0

                  Works perfectly

                  By Trombone One

                  from Pennsylvania

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Effective
                  • Lightweight

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                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                    I used this bag on a recent trip to Italy and it protected my color negative film rolls just fine. Use as directed, in carry-on only. The scanner at security check detected its presence!

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                    5.0

                    Excellent while traveling!

                    By BJF

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Improves Function
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

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                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                      I travel through airport security at least once a week. Just wish I had this item sooner.

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                      4.0

                      practical solution to keep film safe

                      By mt rusch

                      from berlin germany

                      About Me Pro Photographer

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                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Improves Function

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                        a handy pouch to have when when transporting film through airport x-ray machines

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                        5.0

                        Exselent product

                        By ed

                        from qc canada

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

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                          • Everyday Use
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                          Holds 8 rolls of 120 film.Perfect for daily use.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent

                          By ZoomIng

                          from Pacific NW

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                            First off, I bought this bag to run experiments with radioactive materials like tiny Czech beads and tiny pieces of minerals. Basically, I wanted to prove that a geiger counter worked and that the radiation could be significantly blocked. The bag did not block all radiation but the amount getting through was greatly reduced. The bad is nicely made and aesthetic.

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                            4.0

                            versatile item for film users

                            By GaryDad

                            from Oregon, now traveling in Jordan

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Slightly Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Domke Film Guard Bag, Mini - Holds 9 Rolls of 35mm Film:

                            I now have two of these handy protective bags, and use them when traveling to keep film safe from x-ray checks, not only in airports but also at hotels now. I use two bags to separate film types (color and low-speed B/W in one, and higher speed (ISO 400) in the other. As use the file, then one bag becomes the holder for exposed film and the other for ready to use rolls. The bags do add weight, but are worth it to have film safe from fogging/streaking.

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