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#1 David Owen James

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

I might be getting my hands on some Ektachrome 100D, which I'd like to store for 6 months or more. Can anyone inform me how to optimally store this film; what temperature is ideal, potential hazards or other advice?
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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:10 AM

Long-term, put the original packaging in a stout bag to protect it, then freeze at -18. Thawing out for use then takes a day or so.
Ah, here it is.
http://www.kodak.com...b/tib5202.shtml
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Posted 18 January 2013 - 02:49 PM

My experience, shooting for almost 10 yrs with this stock--its extremely robust, almost like Kodachrome. Six months is nothing to worry about, unless you're in the Sahara or tropics. Refrigeration is sufficient for up to two years. Even if stored after shooting, the image color/d-max etc. is stable for a year or more with simple refrigeration. Honestly, you'll find more variation in the image depending on which lab that processes it. I found Alphacine has the best density, with slightly more grain (I like this look the best). Yale with less grain, but thinner blacks. Dwayne's is right in the middle of the two.
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