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#1 Gareth Munden

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 05:28 AM

Hi,


I've got some 16mm neg stock in my fridge which I'm not going to use for a few months. I've never stored film for this period. Would I be better of putting it in deep freeze until I wanna use it?

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 06:18 AM

Yep i would stick it in freezer.
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 10:25 AM

Yep i would stick it in freezer.


If the film can was never untaped, freezing will slow the rate of change even more than refrigeration. But if the can had been opened (e.g., short ends), freezing has more risk of having ice crystals form if the film were not properly equilibrated (too humid) before being recanned.

Frankly, for only a few months storage, I would recommend refrigeration.
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#4 Gareth Munden

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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:07 PM

John it's very good to hear from you on this forum, I hope you are moving in the right direction with your health.




The film has never been opened, but I always worry about freezing stock ( next to the ice cream) .



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