Ordering film during a heatwave?

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  1. Iluvmycam

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    I just ordered a bunch of film from BH. After I did it struck me this may be the wrong time to have ordered it. Every day is in the 90's. It is about a 4 day UPS trip here from BH.

    Have any of you had problems with film getting overheated from summer transit? Or can film take heat for short spurts before it goes in the deep freeze?

    Thanks
     
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    OK, thanks!
     
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    It will be ok. film can take heat like that for a short time without a problem.
     
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    If it were me, I'd wait. Why tempt fate?
     
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    Are you ordering it for now/soon, or for 2050?

    I tend to limit my "stocking up" orders to, I don't know, October through March.
    But that is entirely out of paranoia, especially since I am inconsistent in usage.
    For example, I have 2 bulk rolls of HP-5+ for real-soon-now. One is still in the freezer, one in the refrigerator. I think those were bought last fall. Or was it the fall before?

    Still, I'll use them up in the next year or three. Fresh film, hot shipped, would be fine for that too.
     
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    You guys are being way too paranoid.
     
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    I would not order Impossible (instant) film during this time of year. I left my Spectra camera in the car (out of direct sunlight and with the windows cracked) just long enough to have lunch and the next frame was toast.
     
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    Unless you were very unlucky (like the packet being left in the window of a carriers truck in hot sunlight all day for four days), I don't think you'd have any problem. I've used film which had been forgotten in a hot garage for a year, and it was OK for all practical purposes.
     
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    I live the Desert Southwest with daytimes high ranging from upper 90s to I think we topped out at 119 last month, I order film and paper year around, most are delivered by FedX and so far no fogging at all, ever.
     
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    Sheesh, I leave a loaded P&S camera in my car year round, no problem with the film, can't say the same for the batteries.
     
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    Wonder how hot it was on the moon with those astronauts carrying around those Hasselblads chock full of film.
     
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    About 212 at high noon.