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#1 James Martin

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 04:47 PM

Hi Everyone,

In your experience how long should film last (I'm thinking 16mm colour neg mainly) if it is stored correctly (ie. fridge)? I get a fairly good discount on film as a student anyway, but this won't last forever!

Any ideas, thoughts, experiences? I guess there is no one answer (ie. 50D and 500T different), but I am wondering if the time scale is months, or years etc... ?

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James.
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#2 Freya Black

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hi Everyone,

In your experience how long should film last (I'm thinking 16mm colour neg mainly) if it is stored correctly (ie. fridge)? I get a fairly good discount on film as a student anyway, but this won't last forever!

Any ideas, thoughts, experiences? I guess there is no one answer (ie. 50D and 500T different), but I am wondering if the time scale is months, or years etc... ?

Thanks,
James.


If yu freeze it it can be for years.

500ASA film stored at room temp can start to change quite quickly, say months.

Theres also the question of when it has gone off which can be a subjective thing in the earlier stages.

Short ends go bad quicker as the seal on the can has been broken, and yu don't know how they were stored already.

Short ends are not very available in the uk anyway and the pound has dropped so badly that ...

Hope that helps!

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#3 Mike Lary

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 06:24 PM

The colder the storage, the longer it will last, so freezer is the way to go for extended storage. I don't keep film in the fridge unless I'm shooting it within a few days. Kodak has specs on their site that estimate film life when stored at a given temperature.
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#4 James Martin

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 06:49 AM

Thanks guys, appreciate the replies.
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