Films safety of overseas order : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hi, due to the limited selection of 45 B/W films in Hong Kong, local Kodak only ships TMAX 100. Special order of other kind of films could be placed of a min. qty. of 1,000 sheets. This is too much for me, so I plan to buy from B&H but worry about X-ray scan at custom on both sides. Do anyone has the experience of same kind? Thanks.

-- NG Sai Kit (, April 17, 2002



I asked B&H on monday about this issue and received on wednesday their answer. Basically their answer was:

When shipped with UPS, film is not x-rayed, when shipped with US- Postal, it might be x-rayed (Anthrax related). With UPS it takes several days to deliver goods to Europe. With US-Postal several weeks. Therefore US-Postal is cheaper than UPS.

But you can better ask B&H yourself as shipping to Japan maybe is subject to different rules.

Huib Smeets The Netherlands.

-- Huib (, April 18, 2002.

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