Storing exposed film?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by John_H, Apr 28, 2004.

  1. John_H

    John_H Guest

    I usually don't, because it isn't around long enough, but I recently
    put a roll in the fridge (in it's cannister) in accordance with common
    advice.

    It came back from the processor with a note to say that the film was
    wet, even though the processing hasn't been affected as near as I can
    tell.

    On reflection, it's gotta happen if the air in the cannister is humid;
    ie the moisture will condense when it's cooled. Short of adding
    desiccant to the cannister, nor can I think of any practical way to
    avoid it.

    Is it common practice to refrigerate exposed film, and if so how is
    moisture normally excluded?
     
    John_H, Apr 28, 2004
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  2. John_H

    elZee Guest

    John,

    Once exposed film should be processes ASAP. Once exposed storing the film will
    cause the emulsion to continue to change its properties .. not what you want.

    HTH

    elZee
     
    elZee, Apr 28, 2004
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  3. John_H

    Camera Guest

    Agreed. But if I don't have a chance to go to the lab to process it asap, I
    will put them in the freezer. So far I have been doing it for many many
    years, no problems.
     
    Camera, Apr 28, 2004
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