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#1 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

I have some Filmstock in the fridge and i wonder:

 

How long can i have it outside the Fridge in regular Roomtemparature without damaging the Filmstock?

What is the recomended temparature? Can a to cold Fridge also damage the Filmstock?

 

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#2 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

anyone? please?

thank you


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#3 Heikki Repo

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Well, Kodak recommends storing film short term

 
13°C (55°F)
RH below 60%
 

In my experience, however, one month in 18-23°C hasn't affected the film so much that I would have noticed it. Unless you are storing the film in a very hot place (direct sunlight for example) I wouldn't worry about it too much.

 

Film stays surprisingly good for even ridiculously long periods of time. This summer I have shot some raw negative stock from the late 80s/early 90s -- and it even looked quite good when overexposed one stop for each decade that has passed.

 

I store my film long term in freezer, so no, too cold can't damage the film. Just make sure you don't put exposed film in cold because otherwise you might risk having condensation on the film when you take it out.
 

 

 


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#4 Gregg MacPherson

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Posted 06 September 2013 - 06:59 PM

There may be some "rule(s) of thumb" to get by with. Meanwhile Kodak is a useful read.
http://www.kodak.com...b/tib5202.shtml
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#5 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 07 September 2013 - 05:17 AM

Excellent :)

 

Thank you very much guys.


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