Fed Ex-ing exposed film back to US from overseas?

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The discussion regarding x-ray examination of exposed film in airports prompts me to speculate on the idea of FedEx-ing exposed film back to the US. Do FedEx packages go through x-ray machines? I shoot 8x10, which would hardly fit in my pockets.

-- Peter Hughes (leonine@redshift.com), September 20, 1998


I was told that the US packages are not x-rayed because they are freight. I didn't ask about international shipments.

You can call FedEx and ask them.

Good luck, Bruce

-- Bruce M. Herman (bherman@arctic.net), September 20, 1998.

I called FedEx and asked them that very question. They said that it is not up to them what gets x-rayed, that Customs decides what is inspected, etc. Writing "Do Not X-Ray" on the box might work, but FedEx would NOT guarantee that.

-- Andy (AndyFFF@aol.co9m), December 27, 1998.

What about getting it processed "over there" and sending back the processed film? Of course this depends on where is nearest lab. You might also avoid nasty surprises at home this way if you do it in a regular manner.

-- Ellis (evphoto@insync.net), December 27, 1998.

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