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    Why did you double ziploc the canisters before freezing? Did you wish to keep the humidity inside these bags? Ziploc in the freezer is to keep the humidity within the food, which is exactly the opposite you want with the film. I use simple plastic bags, even perforated, in order to allow the freezer to dry the air inside. Would I have paper bags, I would use them instead. Moreover, with paper bags you can go so much anal you want…
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    I have repeatedly taken films out of a freezer and replaced them without any detrimental effects. A few seconds to take out a roll or two won't do anything.

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    None of my films are in Ziploc bags. I just stick them in the freezer/fridge in their cardboard boxes or plastic canisters, and have so far have had nothing bad happen (as far as I can tell).

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    I use Ziploc bags, but mainly to keep the film organized, and to guard against damage from moisture in the event of leaks or power failures.

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    Everybody obsesses over condensation forming on film if you don't let it defrost properly. But HOW is condensation going to form inside the canister? It's not like more humid ambient air is just going to go through all the small openings into the film canister for the heck of it.

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    It's not a big deal,I just leave them at room temperature for about three hours, or if I'm in a hurry, I stick them in my trousers pocket for about an hour or so, and try not to get "frozen assets"
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    If the film is in its plastic canister, you've nothing to worry about. The box is going in the (recycle) dustbin anyway. Kodachrome here UK) is process paid, so I take the envelopes out of the boxes, discard the boxes except for the box end flaps, and put the film canisters in pairs in food bags, tied in a knot, then the canister bags go in sealed plastic tubs. When I need film, it's usually in pairs, so I open the plastic box, take out a pair, or if it's just one I need, put the other canister back in a bag and into the box.

    These plastic canisters are pretty airtight, and I've never had a problem in decades of storing film like this.
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    I have been known to hold a roll of 120 film (still in the foil package) under my arm pit for a little bit to get it warmed up. The tightly wound roll with no air space warms up very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonhall View Post
    I have been known to hold a roll of 120 film (still in the foil package) under my arm pit for a little bit to get it warmed up. The tightly wound roll with no air space warms up very quickly.

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    I wouldn't deforst film anally... seems sort of extreme to me but to each his own. And big sheet film boxes... OUCH!!

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