Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/07/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Freezing of Film
From: "Roland Smith" <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2000 20:48:50 -0700
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I have been freezing Kodak film for many years.   I have some black and
white film that has been frozen for more than 30 years and is still reliable
and useful.

I have been freezing Fuji color print film for more than five years with no
problems that I can perceive.

I have my own freezer in my dark room.   My wife had raised the rent for the
space I was using in our food freezer.

I have not frozen Polaroid film and have been advised that freezing is bad
for the chemicals.

Roland Smith
- ----- Original Message -----
From: "George Allen (K2CM)" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 6:11 AM
Subject: [Leica] Freezing of Film

> >Sal Wrote:
> >Date: Thu, 27 Jul 2000 07:32:28 -0400
> >From: "Sal DiMarco,Jr." <>
>  >In discussions about Velvia problems...
> >(text deleted...) ... or you had it in the freezer which can damage film.
> >According to the film designers at Eastman Kodak, refrigeration of film
> >OK, freezing is not....(text deleted).
> My information from a Kodak engineer conflicts with the above statement.
> According to conversations last week with a friend who is a Kodak product
> engineer, freezing of Kodak film is acceptable and will maintain the
> freshness of the film indefinitely.
> He did state, that a few years ago that Kodak  had a film (didn't say
> one) that would be damaged by freezing; consequently, at that time they
> stated that Kodak film should not be frozen.  With current production
> films, they may be frozen according to my friend.
> ....admitted I did not address the issue of freezing Fuji films...
> From a personal standpoint, I have been freezing Fuji print film and have
> not experienced any problems.
> I have never seen anything "official" on this topic from a film
> manufacturer.  Could anyone point me to some published refereces on
> of film?
> Thanks
> George
> Binghamton, NY

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