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    How do you store your film?

    The grocery store that I shop at had a bunch of Fuji 200 film marked down. I purchased about ten rolls so far but, I am going back for more. So far this year I have probably shot about seven rolls of film so as you can see this is going to last me a while. I have read about storing film in a freezer and I would like to know the best way to do this. Am I suppose to just throw the box and all in the freezer or just the film in the plastic containers? Should I put it in a zip lock bag or is that a bad idea? Also what is the process for taking it out of the freezer before you use it? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I store my film in my throat.

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I store mine in vacumn bags in the fridge. Let it warm up thoroughly before opening.
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    Freeeezer, or a mini-fridge in the room for stuff going to be used in a shorter time frame. But I have a couple of bags of stuff in the freezer for long term storage.
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I keep mine in the freezer. I put it in a ziplock bag, but that is basically so I can keep it all together, not for extra protection. Like Glasstream said, let it warm up before opening it. If you open the cold film in a warm room, you could get condensation to form on it. What I usually do it take the roll of frozen film, still in the sealed plastic canister it came in and put it in my pocket to warm up if I know I'm going to need it right away.
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    What about film in a bulk loader? How should this be stored?
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    In a vacumn bag in the fridge or freezer. Let it warm up thoroughly before opening.
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I keep my unexposed film in the fridge, but don't know what to do with my exposed film as I wait until I have 5 rolls of film before processing it. Currently I keep it in a drawer in my office and have not noticed any bad effects.

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    In the fridge in my darkroom next to the beer. I take out a roll(s) the night before a shoot.
    I keep my bulkloader in there too.
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    in the fridge

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I usually keep it in my film bag in my room

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I should say, that it's pretty cold in my room and I haven't run into any problems. Also, there was film I left undeveloped in there for over a year and when I finally developed it it came out fine

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I store my film in my fridge
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    Re: How do you store your film?

    If i plan on using it within a week or so I just put it in a drawer otherwise it goes in the crisper. Usually will give it a few hours to warm up before loading

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    I store them in fridge

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    in the fridge in changing bag for films

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    The best place to keep the films is in the fridge. It is really a safe place to store my films.

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    In the fridge

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    freezer. dunno if it is superstition but they last forever. I still have some useable soviet film expired in the 70's.

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    Yes, this site is suitable for lovers of films of different genres; everything is presented here from old good pictures suitable for family viewing to psychological thrillers and action movies. There is a common channel for everyone to watch

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    Re: How do you store your film?

    in the fridge

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