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kwmullet
03-29-2005, 10:20 PM
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With the speed film contained in disposable cameras, I wouldn't worry about it too much.

Graham.

I'd guess that although the amount of radiation hitting the film on ONE pass through (freight customs?) might not be enough to fog it, it looks like lil camera will be passing international borders five times, so unless the radiation load for a package is much less than 20% of what it takes to fog it, I'll guess that some fogging will occur.

Now, maybe that's not such a bad thing. In the postcard exchange, the scars of the rough and tumble journey through the postal system are part of the appeal of the postcards. Few postcard exchange participants expect, and most don't want, pristine cards.

Hey -- maybe some of us can make little aluminum foil snowflakes and pack them with the camera so the pictures can get little designs projected onto them. :)

-KwM-

Sanjay Sen
03-30-2005, 08:43 AM
This link (http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1035.xml) gives information about transporting film. But I don't know if it applies to freight transport.

Bob F.
04-01-2005, 11:08 AM
This link (http://www.tsa.gov/public/interapp/editorial/editorial_1035.xml) gives information about transporting film. But I don't know if it applies to freight transport.

The first line is a bit ominous: "WARNING: Equipment used for screening checked baggage will damage your undeveloped film." This is why you should always take film in your hand luggage. I would expect at least the same level of X-ray intensity on international mail. I suspect that the actual treatment handed out to mailed items will depend on the regulations in force in that particular country...

One option may be to send via an international carrier such as FedEx. Hopefullt, they will give packages a standard treatment around the globe. From their site: "Edible Materials or Undeveloped Film: When shipping these commodities, you must prominently and legibly mark the package to identify the contents. Special identification labels are available from FedEx". This suggests film will be given special treatment.

Bob.

Sanjay Sen
04-01-2005, 12:11 PM
Bob, FedEx is a good idea. I will be shipping the camera to Canada: when I get it in my hands I'll inquire with FedEx about their policy/handling of unprocessed film. Others who will be sending the camera across international borders can try this too.

Regards,
Sanjay

Sanjay Sen
04-08-2005, 12:12 PM
Who has the camera now? Jeannette? Diane?

Would appreciate if the person with the camera can post an update. Seems like I'll have to wait for a loooooong time till I get it in my hands....:(

roteague
04-08-2005, 12:25 PM
Bob, FedEx is a good idea. I will be shipping the camera to Canada: when I get it in my hands I'll inquire with FedEx about their policy/handling of unprocessed film. Others who will be sending the camera across international borders can try this too.

Regards,
Sanjay

I regulary send unprocessed film via the USPS or FedEx to the mainland for processing, as well as ordering my film from a mainland company - since I really don't have any other choice. I have never seen any issues associated with USPS, FedEx or UPS.

Nathan Smith
04-08-2005, 01:02 PM
Count me in for the 2nd or 3rd round, whatever we're up to by now.

Seems impossible that I missed this thread as much time as I've been spending cruising the APUG site instead of working ...

Nathan

BWGirl
04-08-2005, 09:31 PM
Who has the camera now? Jeannette? Diane?

Would appreciate if the person with the camera can post an update. Seems like I'll have to wait for a loooooong time till I get it in my hands....:(

I've got it! It's packaged & out the door tomorrow morning headed for Diane! :D

Nicole
04-13-2005, 01:12 PM
Still a looooooooooong way to go yet!!!

Marc Leest
04-18-2005, 07:32 AM
Err. Where is the camera now - geographically spoken ?

M.

colrehogan
04-18-2005, 11:07 AM
I haven't seen it yet. Unless it's in today's mail.

BWGirl
04-18-2005, 12:31 PM
I haven't seen it yet. Unless it's in today's mail.

I mailed it on April 11 or 12...It's in a box. Cripes...I hope to Pete the PO didn't lose it. :?

colrehogan
04-18-2005, 01:45 PM
I'll be going home in 15 minutes, so I'll check the mailbox then.

Rich Long
04-19-2005, 04:23 PM
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M. Walter Lyon
04-27-2005, 12:04 PM
Any word on its current location? Haven't seen a post on it in a week or so...

Marc Leest
04-29-2005, 02:16 AM
Seems the project is dying...

M.

colrehogan
04-29-2005, 06:44 AM
I still haven't seen it and it was supposed to be headed my way. I think it got lost in the mail. :(

BWGirl
04-29-2005, 02:35 PM
Gary, I think we should consider this one lost. I sent it out to
Diane on or around April 14 and she still hasn't gottten it yet. :(

Oh why me??? :o

Digidurst
04-29-2005, 02:45 PM
Gary, I think we should consider this one lost. I sent it out to
Diane on or around April 14 and she still hasn't gottten it yet. :(

Oh why me??? :o

Goodness! How in the world did the post manage to loose it?! Jeez, I guess we should be thankful that it wasn't further down the line.

ggriffi
04-29-2005, 07:51 PM
Gary, I think we should consider this one lost. I sent it out to
Diane on or around April 14 and she still hasn't gottten it yet. :(

Oh why me??? :o

I will get the next one ready to go and try to have it out by Monday or Tuesday.

Jeannette, maybe when you get ready to send the camera to Diane you should just drive it down to St.Louis :)

G