film temp

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  1. nomav6

    nomav6 TPF Noob!

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    I know your supposed to keep your film at a cool temp. but no one has ever really broke it down for me why, so I thought if I was going to get a good break down it would be here.
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    out_of_focus TPF Noob!

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    Basically, just stick it in your refrigerator and it'll stay nice and cool. OK, you want a more detailed answer? According to the Velvia 50 datasheet, you should keep your film below 59 degrees fahrenheit (15C) for short term storage and below 32 degrees fahrenheit (0C) for long term. The reason, (quoted directly from the Velvia datasheet): "Storing exposed or unexposed film under hot and humid conditions may adversely affect the speed, color balance, and physical properties of the film."

    Don't take my word for it, the PDF is here: http://www.fujifilm.com/JSP/fuji/epartners/bin/RVP100FAF3-148E_1.pdf

    Or if you prefer a Kodak film:
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/prof...4017.jhtml?id=0.1.18.14.23.16.14&lc=en#sthand

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  3. nomav6

    nomav6 TPF Noob!

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    yea, I always keep mine in the refrigerator I just didn't know why. thanks
     
  4. ksmattfish

    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    Ask a chemist if you want the technical answer, but I think it's just that it "ages" faster at warmer temps than cooler temps.
     

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