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Carl Follstad , Oct 06, 2011; 09:51 a.m.

Hey ... the other forums have threads devoted to "camera porn" (photos of their cameras) so what's a better photo-thread on this forum then one of your film collection/hoard. Extra consideration given to people showing fridges and freezers FILLED with the stuff.

Do you have some rare film ... post a photo and start a conversation about it.

Sadly ... 10 years from now, your kids may Google this thread and wonder what is in those little colorful boxes so post 'um if you've got 'um.


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JDM von Weinberg , Oct 06, 2011; 10:17 a.m.

Here are a couple of snaps of film in storage and, even rarer, old Kodak film cans.

What one finds in ones freezer when the power is out for a week

Rashed S , Oct 06, 2011; 11:43 a.m.

Very nice collections of films, I have to photograph some of mine to post.

How would you have the power out for a week, the longest system I have seen is the tea katel total system black out in UK and the system been partially restored in couple of hours according to Werek Grid Control:)

Walter Degroot , Oct 06, 2011; 11:50 a.m.

OT well a little
remeber the sale on ebay showing a box of Kodak enlarging paper OPEN
so the buyers could see what was inside?

Mike Bischof , Oct 06, 2011; 12:43 p.m.

Sweet -- I want some of those metal Kodak cans :-)

JDM von Weinberg , Oct 06, 2011; 02:21 p.m.

Since you ask:

How would you have the power out for a week, the longest system I have seen is the tea katel total system black out in UK and the system been partially restored in couple of hours

It's easy. You just have a "super derecho" (aka, "hurricane that formed over land, not water"). Another alternative is to get hit by a tornado-like down draft ("micro-burst"). When these hit your neighborhood or town the effect can be on such a scale like that done by coastal hurricanes or long lasting tornados.
It just takes a long time to restore power for downed trees on power lines over a substantial geographic area. Actually the longest we were without power in my neighborhood was two (2, count them) weeks.

JDM von Weinberg , Oct 06, 2011; 02:25 p.m.

Here's my street (this is Banal Street, which forks with Boring Way). It was like this everywhere over a vast area roughly the size of England (not UK). Nearly every roof in town had to be re-shingled. They are just now finishing putting a new roof on the Police Department building (over 2 years later).

Super Derecho effects. Almost all power lines down.

JDM von Weinberg , Oct 06, 2011; 02:36 p.m.

To make up for going off-topic, here are more film boxes:

more recent films, some only 20 years old....

Stephanie Maks , Oct 06, 2011; 03:18 p.m.

I didn't intend to stockpile film and so didn't get into the habit of keeping it in the fridge, or the freezer. Combined with not knowing how the older film was cared for before I acquired it, I don't know that it's worthwhile to try chilling it now or not. I do use it regularily, generally I only shoot digital if I want to take a quick picture & post online right away.

Most of my film is standard stuff, 135 or 120 format and mostly current or very-recently expired. I have some 'oddball' stuff though:

  • In 126 format I have a couple packs of Verichrome Pan, expired in 1977. I've got fairly good results from that. I also have some Kodacolor II expired in the 90's which gives somewhat washed-out colour effects. Finally I have a few store-brand packs, and a single pack from Fuji. I like 126 as I like the square format, and I have some very nice cameras for it - the Minolta Autopak 700 rangefinder (visible in the image below) and a Rollei A26, plus I just picked up a Kodak Instamatic 500 I'm eager to try out.
  • I came across a cute, cheap Disc camera - an Ansco "Readyflash" VR-1 which is little more than a flat plastic box camera. It was only 95 cents. So I had to get some disc film for it. I haven't had a chance to try developing this film yet, but I do intend to process it myself.
  • I recently picked up a camera that used 127 film so I found some "Rollei Nightbird" film in that format to run through that camera.


Keith Selmes , Oct 06, 2011; 03:38 p.m.

Here's some - not all film though - there are plates in the refrigerator.
I wonder if Polaroid is collectible yet ? Hardly dare use it, when it's gone it's gone.

Whats for tea ? Chilled film, plates and Polaroid.

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