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#1 Alec Eagon

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 03:58 PM

Hey everyone,

Kind of freaking out here. I was in a huge hurry yesterday (stupid) and took some exposed film out of the freezer (shot over the last week) and took each can out of its double zip lock bag and pack them in bubble wrapping in a Fedex box. I noticed that condensation built up on the outside of each of the four canisters (obviously since they hadn't acclimated to room temp in the bags).

Now each exposed roll was in a black plastic bag inside its canister, each of which was sealed around the edge with electrical tape---I am hoping that that kept any condensation from entering the canister but I am not sure about that.

Am I totally screwed? Should I not be surprised if I have condensation damage or am I just freaking out?


Thanks a lot.

-Alec
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 08:33 PM

Whel, Kodak's manuals say that the tape is good enough for freezer storage, so if your Electrical tape is well sealed all the way around the can, you should be good.

I am sure that next time you will automatically include the zip bag as part of your package, just to keep from biting your fingernails. ;)
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#3 Jay Stewart

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Posted 06 February 2012 - 04:08 PM

you're fine - stop worrying. Condensation will dissipate and not infiltrate the taped up can/film inside the black bag.
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