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    That's a great idea. Thanks for sharing. You Alexandria people are smart and generous...

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    Could this fit be a coincidence? I don't think so! Someone in industrial engineering at M&M-Mars must be a medium format film nut! So how long has anyone been using these? Do the lid hinges break over time? I would think they should, since they're meant for single use (or at most, maybe a handful of opens & closes if you don't eat the M&Ms gluttonously in one sitting). Not that it matters; a film in one of these cans even with a wobbly top is still safer than a film loose in the camera bag.

    I remain perplexed as to how the film world reached as its norm this daft situation where 135 films, safe in their cartridges and not needing much protection, are sold with canisters; while 120 films, which need a lot of help to avoid light contamination, typically are sold without. Kudos to Adox for having helpfully bucked this naked-120 trend, and for using stickers that come straight off (no hot water needed), making canister reuse easy.

    --Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argenticien View Post
    Could this fit be a coincidence? I don't think so! Someone in industrial engineering at M&M-Mars must be a medium format film nut! So how long has anyone been using these? Do the lid hinges break over time? I would think they should, since they're meant for single use (or at most, maybe a handful of opens & closes if you don't eat the M&Ms gluttonously in one sitting). Not that it matters; a film in one of these cans even with a wobbly top is still safer than a film loose in the camera bag.

    I remain perplexed as to how the film world reached as its norm this daft situation where 135 films, safe in their cartridges and not needing much protection, are sold with canisters; while 120 films, which need a lot of help to avoid light contamination, typically are sold without. Kudos to Adox for having helpfully bucked this naked-120 trend, and for using stickers that come straight off (no hot water needed), making canister reuse easy.

    --Dave


    Not for storing film before use in the freezer, but for storing exposed rolls, and those rolls 'at the ready' when out and about — saves the fumblefest with the damned wrappers and cuts down potential litter. I have four rolls thawing out in readiness for a shoot tomorrow and likewise, four empty (red) containers. The wrappers are cut at the top for instant removal. I can reseal them if the films are not used. I wouldn't be too bothered if the plastic cap hinge did break over tiime from fatique; the cap is still a press fit like a film canister. Even if it did become an annoyance, the consolation prize of M&Ms more than makes up for needing a replacement!
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    For anyone who's confused about the size of the tubes, here's the skinny:

    M&M Minis are sold in two different sizes. A regular size, and a large (sometimes referred to as 'King Size'). The regular tubes hold one roll of 120/220 with perhaps a bit less than an inch of space at the top. The large (or King Size) tubes hold 2 rolls, with a little less space at the top.

    I've been using these to store my exposed rolls of film in for a couple years. I heard about someone else doing it (either here or on another film forum). I highly recommend it.

    Plus, I love candy and it's a great excuse to both eat candy, and shoot film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Argenticien View Post
    Kudos to Adox for having helpfully bucked this naked-120 trend
    Rollei does this too! Generous it is, indeed.
    Nicholai Nissen
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    Quote Originally Posted by Argenticien View Post
    So how long has anyone been using these? Do the lid hinges break over time? I would think they should, since they're meant for single use (or at most, maybe a handful of opens & closes if you don't eat the M&Ms gluttonously in one sitting). Not that it matters; a film in one of these cans even with a wobbly top is still safer than a film loose in the camera bag.

    --Dave
    I've been using them for years... to the delight of my sons who thought I was just buying them the M&M's (I had an alternative motive!!!). I have so many, and due to a serious lack of use recently, that I can't say I've seen any wear on any of them. I took a heap in to my Camera Club's traditional group and gave them to the MF users. I believe some have expanded their holdings, no idea what they did with the m&ms!

    Nige.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    BLUE for "XXXX stuff".
    Porn?

    Well, that explains the blue...
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    The containers nicotine lozenges come in work, too.

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    For Australians, if you go to Aldi supermarket they have a Vitamin Table like Borocca which hold two 120 rolls. Yes Garry you can get them with different coloured lids.

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    Here you can get the "Low Calorie" versions. Been using the for years now.

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/820381...Film-Container

    http://www.freestylephoto.biz/820381...Film-Container

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