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    Drew Wiley
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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    All film and paper should be put in tight plastic bags before going into the freezer.

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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    My chemistry days are long past, but doesn't freezing imply a change in "physical state" or "phase" as in liquid to solid. Is storage below O degree Celsius(32 degree Fahrenheit) much different than above. Would cold storage in the 30's provide about as much protection as "freezing" with so much risk of condensation and ice crystals? Since said chiller would be unlikely to be opened 20 time a day like a kitchen refrigerator would a desiccant be more likely to keep humidity down?

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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    Regular, everyday freezer....."Food Saver" pouches and don't pull a vacuum on the contents.....just seal it.

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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    I have a mini fridge with a micro freezer from Sears. Slow films keep longer, but I actually have issues with some of the papers I bought. I don't have enough room to store paper in the fridge.

    I wouldn't recommend auto defrost. Defrost cycles work by regular heating of the coils inside your fridge to melt the ice and then then collecting the liquid to the drip pan. If your film is up against the coil surface, it will get warm. I have to defrost mine every summer or every other, depending on how much I open.
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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    I have an actual vac-packaging rig, but never use it because I never re-freeze a box of film or paper once it's open. Paper, and some brands of sheet film, do
    not have an inner foil pack. So I add a couple layers of ordinary plastic bags, tightly knotted to keep moisture out. My freezer is big. I'm certain this is the
    best way to go, at least for me, and except for those times my wife tries to sneak a spare Thanksgiving turkey in there for Christmas use! No frost issues so far, though it's not a "frost-free" model. I'm taking a second look at that vac-packaging rig for sealing backpacking foods.

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    Re: What kind of freezer you are using to freeze your film?

    Drew knows this, but FYI, not all plastic is nonpermeable.

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