Thawing film.

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Mike Kennedy, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

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    Dang! I've asked the question before but can't locate the answer in the forum pages.
    Short & sweet.Bulk roll of Tri-X from the freezer.How long should I wait before placing it in my bulk loader?

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    I tend to leave films out overnight before use, when I've taken them from the freezer....thinking about it, it's much the same as defrosting a small item of frozen food. :smile:
     
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    I've always used 3 hours as a benchmark for thwing film. 24 hours would be safe as well! :smile:

    Remember that film doesn't "freeze" like most foods do; very little moisture content in film.
     
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    Mike Kennedy

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    I'll split the difference!
    Took the film out at 5:00 am-load my Weston this afternoon.

    Thank You