Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/06/26

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Subject: Re: [Leica] film freeze: uncool?
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 21:15:07 -0700
References: <v04011702b57cc1333774@[]>

I have frozen film for years without any apparent loss of quality.   This
goes for color as well as B&W.   I have some Plus X and some 2479 which has
been frozen for over ten years.   I allow twelve hours for the film to thaw
Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Guy Bennett" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2000 1:19 AM
Subject: [Leica] film freeze: uncool?

> >I hope someone has the definitive answer to this....
> >
> >In my new house in Switzerland the fridge is quite small and I suspect
> >that my wife prefers to keep food in it rather than my films. On the
> >other hand, there is a huge freezer in the basement. I recall someone
> >saying that freezing film is not good for some reason, which I forgot.
> >What is the scoop? My impression is that freezing is OK as long as one
> >allows the film 12 hours to come up to room temperature before opening
> >the plastic canister.
> >
> >TIA.
> >
> >Nathan
> nathan and other film chillers:
> could putting film in the FREEZER, and then having to let it thaw before
> using it, possibly be bad for the film? i know some folks like to keep
> their film in the fridge (thus wasting space that might otherwise house
> inedible leftovers), but putting the film on ice in the freezer just seems
> too radical to contemplate. what is the word on this chilling technique???
> guy (who keeps his film in a cool closet, on a dark shelf, behind the
> p.s. nathan, was your question 'what is the scoop?' rhetorical, or just a
> bad pun? (it sent my mind a-racing through the litany of 31 flavors...)

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