Do you keep your bulk loader in the fridge?

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  1. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    That is, when they have film inside, of course!

    I have three loaders laden with Tri-X, Plus-X and ORT 25. I'm not shooting a big lot these days (school!) and I was wondering if it's worth refrigerating the little guys. The Plus-X I have is the old Plus-X Pan, which I bought at a discount from a store that kept it for years in their fridge.

    For now the loaders are sitting at the bottom of my closet in their cardboard box, but I wonder if it is worth putting them in the fridge.
     
  2. Dave Parker

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    I keep about 7 of them in the freezer, inside ziplocks....

    we actually went through this very question about 6 months ago, you might want to try the search feature..

    But again, I guess there maybe something new to discuss on this subject.

    But you might want to take a look at this thread....

    http://www.apug.org/forums/showthread.php?t=13280

    Dave
     
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    Good Evening, MHV,

    I have three loaders. Since they're all used for B & W film, I just keep them at room temperature. The film in them, however, was stored cold beforehand.

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    I used to keep my loader in the fridge in a ziploc bag, but now I just load up the whole hundred feet onto cartridges at once. That way I have the film ready if I need it; you never know when you might have a sudden need and not have time to make the rolls. An added advantage is that I can use a single bulk film loader for several types of bulk film.
     
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    I load it all up at once--mostly 36 exp. rolls and a few shorter ones of various lengths. I freeze most of them and keep a few in the fridge so they can be brought to room temperature more quickly. I rarely shoot the short rolls, so I often have them left over from previous bulk rolls, so sometimes I roll the whole thing as 36 exp. (plus the last one, which is however long it is).
     
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    I'm another one who loads up an entire bulk roll immediately (or sometimes in a couple of sessions, if I want to check out a bulk roll before loading it all). I then freeze the individual rolls, except for one or two I keep at room temperature, ready to use, and of course whatever's in my cameras. The main drawback to this approach is that I need to decide well ahead of time what roll lengths I'll use. It's mostly 36-exposure, but with a few 24-exposure rolls thrown in for good measure.
     
  7. Michel Hardy-Vallée

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    Ahem, yes, indeed. But you see, there is that very subtle difference between freezing and refrigerating, no? er...
     
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    Ahem, no, after a number of years doing this, I have found no difference at all..

    Now if your taking the fridge or the freezer with you to the location, maybe...

    Dave