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Thread: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

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    Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Thought maybe the light fastness might last longer.

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Dimming
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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcus View Post
    Thought maybe the light fastness might last longer.
    You might be thinking of the case where the constant pressure of light erodes physical barriers. We should live so long!

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jac@stafford.net View Post
    You might be thinking of the case where the constant pressure of light erodes physical barriers. We should live so long!
    Long ago a person told me that one shouldn't latch a dishwasher's door closed when it wasn't being used, lest the rubber seals dry out and crack. I just had two of a batch of six holders I bought on Ebay fall apart in my hands. These holders are older than I am...just thought there might be a "best practices" for extending their useful lives.

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Assume you mean storing empty holders (otherwise of course you need the slides in!). I've always kept them with the slides in, but if they are empty I keep the flaps open so I know they are empty.

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Ditto Peter Lewin. A glance in a lightroom tells all.
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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    keep slides in on my holders, but I also use tape on the holders with film type and expiry date. so no tape = no film
    notch codes ? I only use one film...

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I always store my film holders with the darkslides in, keeps the dust out and keeps me from losing the darkslides. Freds tape recommendation is also good, I've also been doing that minus the expiration date. Now I'll have to add the date.

    Most of my film holders are also stored in ziplock bag, again to combat dust.

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    I never considered this. Always slides in, for decades. They still work well.
    But it makes sense to keep out those that are not used. So I think I'll proceed this way from now on.

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    Re: Newb question: Store film holders with dark slides in...or out?

    Another reason to leave the dark slides in (other than those slides just getting lost in clutter) would be to keep the dust out. Depending on how many one has and how often they are in use or empty, Fred's suggestion about keeping tape on loaded ones makes sense.

    Now that I have used LF for about half a year, I feel like I can actually make a suggestion

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