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    Shipping film via US Postal Service

    I just received some Fuji 160 PRO S that I ordered and it was shipped Priority Mail. I am concerned about the possibilities of X-Ray damage. Does the post office use inspection techniques that are detrimental to film? I hope not, but I have been under the assumption that they do.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    I use USPS frequently to ship film, and I've never had any problems with them in any way.

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    Thank you Robert. The film I have ordered the last few years has always been sent by UPS or FedX. I am relieved to know that USPS has not been a problem.

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    I've never had a problem either.

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    I always ship my film for flying trips via usps. No problems, yet. On the other hand my christmas trip last year I shipped some padded lens cells back to the store and they never got them.
    vinny

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    No problems with USPS Priority Mail from east coast to west coast the past six months. Never beaten-up, always very fast.

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    Re: Shipping film via US Postal Service

    The Providence, RI post office has a sign up that states they x-ray every package. When I asked about shipping film they said there were no exceptions. It may be just that office, but at least they had a sign up.

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