Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/06/06

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Subject: [Leica] Film Refrigeration/Condensation Question
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Jun 6 20:10:06 2004

On 6/6/04 9:17 AM, "Robert D. Baron" <> wrote:

> When I'm out shooting I remove the film from its canister before I go,
> carrying the cartridges in ziplock bags, small yellow film cartridge
> boxes or in different pockets of my bag or pants.
> I'll soon be taking a car trip through some fairly hot parts of the U.S.
> southwest for a week or two; I've got a cooler that plugs into an
> electrical socket in my car I intend to use to store both unexposed and
> exposed film.  It seems to maintain a temperature of around 50F, plus or
> minus a degree or three.
> I have kept film in a freezer at home, in its original boxes and/or
> plastic canisters, and always allow at least three or four hours to
> elapse before opening a canister so as to avoid condensation on the film
> surface.
> However, I suppose the concerns regarding avoidance of condensation on
> the film surface could be a bit different if I'm moving un-canistered
> exposed or unexposed film to/from the cooler on a daily basis.
> I've checked the archives and haven't found a response to my concern:
> refrigerator induced condensation.  I try not to worry about minor
> problems, but on the other hand I don't want water streaks or droplets
> on my images.
> Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> --Bob
on a California trip I kept my film in a cool box with blue plastic ice. The
film in the canisters did ok bu the ones not in the canisters did not do ok.
Condensation kills one roll of film every five minutes.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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