I'm planning to go in west africa for a while, not really know how long for, and still wonder about my photo gear. I own an old Rolleiflex using medium format films (120) thaht I'll take with me, plus a load of rolls... but, my main problem is to know how to ship films from France to west africa , as I don't know along I go and will maybee need more films. I've been asking to private carrier like DHL, UPS, FEDEX, and even "La Poste", but they all reply that they can't control what happen with the custom, maybe no X-ray, maybe STRONG X-ray, which could cause injuries to the films. I've heard about X-ray proof lead bag but, a bit costly compared to how much films you can put inside, and increase the shipping price as well!!!
Does anyone has an idea for my problem? How do kodak or other films compagny?