View Full Version : Fed Ex-ing exposed film back to US from overseas?

Peter Hughes
20-Sep-1998, 12:47
The discussion regarding x-ray examination of exposed film in airports prompts m e to speculate on the idea of FedEx-ing exposed film back to the US. Do FedEx pa ckages go through x-ray machines? I shoot 8x10, which would hardly fit in my poc kets.

Bruce M. Herman
20-Sep-1998, 14:53
I was told that the US packages are not x-rayed because they are freight. I did n't ask about international shipments.

You can call FedEx and ask them.

Good luck, Bruce

27-Dec-1998, 20:46
I called FedEx and asked them that very question. They said that it is not up t o 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.

Ellis Vener
27-Dec-1998, 21:21
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 sur prises at home this way if you do it in a regular manner.