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    Default Purchasing High Speed Film - X-Ray Risk?

    I was about to purchase some high speed (ISO 1600) film from Japan, but I stumbled on the X-Ray factor. Does anyone know if they do X-ray scanning for airmail or any form of shipping? Or alternatively can I ship to VPost Japan then to Singapore and avoid the scanning if any?


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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    I was about to purchase some high speed (ISO 1600) film from Japan, but I stumbled on the X-Ray factor. Does anyone know if they do X-ray scanning for airmail or any form of shipping? Or alternatively can I ship to VPost Japan then to Singapore and avoid the scanning if any?


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    Christopher
    Don't know anything about buying from Japan,

    Hadbought Fuji Neopan 1600 from US. No scanning. No problems.

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    Ive purchased Fuji Natura 1600 from Japan, shipped via POST Japan, and there were no problems, but I might have been fortunate. The official word is that everything is scanned, but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theITguy
    I was about to purchase some high speed (ISO 1600) film from Japan, but I stumbled on the X-Ray factor. Does anyone know if they do X-ray scanning for airmail or any form of shipping? Or alternatively can I ship to VPost Japan then to Singapore and avoid the scanning if any?


    Please advice
    Christopher
    Took 7 rolls of Neopan 1600 to Paris, Venice, went through x-rays a few times, none of the rolls fogged. Took 1 of the leftover roll went through Hong Kong and Bangkok, used it, developed it, no fogging.

    Don't worry about it, airport's x-ray technology from the developed countries are generally quite safe, so far.

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    Thanks for the prompt replies. Anyone care for some Natura 1600?

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