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    Carrying around your film

    I am relatively new to this and have quite a few films that I like to have with me at all times. I carry my camera with me in the car everywhere and likewise it makes sense to have the film with me. If I want to use a different film for the given situation, I simply do a manual mid-roll rewind and put another roll in.

    The problem is that it's quite hot and I know film does not like the heat. Surely there must be others who carry their film around with them...how do you protect it from heat while in the car? Do you bring it in with you everywhere?

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    When it really hot, like today-112, I keep film in a cooler around 80 degrees, a little ice in baggy in a baggy, not too cold and you might get condensation. I also keep a roll or 2 in my camera bag, on the camera strap, which I carry with me when I am out shooting. But I also keep a camera in my trunk or the back of my SUV and a roll of film in my pocket just in case.

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    I use Film-Stor boxes from Porter's - http://tinyurl.com/3wnax8

    Six rolls to a box and it fits in your back pocket. Not perfect but they get the job done.

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    I keep a number of rolls or holders in the camera bag if I'm carrying one, and a roll or two in a pocket if I'm not carrying a bag. On a day out shooting I also take along a cooler for the car. If it's going to be hot, I'll use one of those freezable plastic water bottles that screws into the cooler lid or use plastic drink bottles with frozen water in them. I also use coolers (eskies) that my camera bags fit into when travelling, but no ice in those. I put film in plastic zip lock bags when in the same cooler with frozen water.

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    I know that they sell regrigerated underwear (for men, sorry ladies!) to help infertile men keep their testicles cool to maximize sperm production. Perhaps you could buy a pair and keep film in it. Then simply keep the camera in the car and when something interesting strikes your fancy, whip it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    I know that they sell regrigerated underwear (for men, sorry ladies!) to help infertile men keep their testicles cool to maximize sperm production. Perhaps you could buy a pair and keep film in it. Then simply keep the camera in the car and when something interesting strikes your fancy, whip it out.
    Great suggestion! ;-)

    I think refrigeration is probably the way to go, and I may combine the film box idea with the cooler idea and just change the ice pack/water bottle out every day.

    Keep 'em coming!

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    I have solved all of the problems mentioned above at a stroke. I live in the U.K.

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    Round The Horne

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfeye View Post
    when something interesting strikes your fancy, whip it out.
    Oh blimey. Reminds me of Kenneth Horne's broadcast on BBC radio from the 60s often repeated on BBC Radio 7 on the internet. "I am all for censorship. If ever I see a double entendre, I whip it out!"

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    i don't store any of my film anyplace special.
    glovebox, storage under the seat,
    side pouches in the door,
    back seat, on the floor, pockets, jacket ...
    on a shelf or in a drawer.
    pro film, consumer film its all in the same place.


    john

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    Quote Originally Posted by pentaxuser View Post
    I have solved all of the problems mentioned above at a stroke. I live in the U.K.

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    Meaning you wear a kilt to maximize fertility?

    Lee

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