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    How anal should I be about defrosting my film?

    I have all my Kodachrome double ziploc bagged and in the freezer right now.

    I know that removing the film without defrosting it causes condensation.

    If I were to remove the big bag of the film from the freezer, open it for a few minutes to get a few rolls, and then re-seal it, would it cause problems? Do I have to defrost the entire bag at once just to get a few rolls?
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    I never experienced any effect (good or bad) from taking film from a bag full in the freezer. No rime forming inside the bag, or anything.

    Not that it would matter much, since the films are packed pretty good individually (foil or cannister) by the factory, so only the carboard would get a bit soggy if rime would defrost. The film itself only comes out of its seal when at room temperature.

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    As long as each roll is still sealed in its own plastic film canister, it will be just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirius Glass View Post
    ........that would chill the cockels of your heart. :o[/CENTER]

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    Yeah, I was also going to recommend not defrosting your film there.

    Ya gotta be careful around this place, most of us are rather immature have a great fondness for scatological humor. Well, at least I do.

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    No problem here in New Mexico where humidity runs around 10%. You should definitely defrost the box before opening the cannister. Microwave? I haven't microwaved film yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mts View Post
    No problem here in New Mexico where humidity runs around 10%. You should definitely defrost the box before opening the cannister. Microwave? I haven't microwaved film yet.
    Microwave a metal cannister???

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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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