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    Shipping film from Japan

    A friend will soon send me some Fuji Acros from Japan. What is the safest way to send it?

    Should he put it in a lead bag?

    I imagine that the package should be clearly marked as film.

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    fed ex. and forget about the lead bags. I sent lots of film this way to Canada when I was living in Japan, even after 9/11.

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    Andrew, thanks for the response.

    Were you ever charged any tax or import duties when you shipped film?

    Is there a photo dealer in Japan that you would recommend?

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    Never charged any import taxes that I can remember. I bought my film at Bic Camera in Fukuoka city. It's a chain all over the country. When I was there last summer, they had tri-x, tmax, polaroid 55, and acros sheet film in stock. Kitamura Camera is also a large chain but I never saw LF film there, only 35mm and 120.
    Where abouts in Japan is your friend?

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    My friend is just outside Hiroshima. He found Acros for Y1848 for a 20 sheet box.

    I like it's reciprocity character for low light work, otherwise TMX is just as good.

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