View Full Version : How much film on ice?

06-18-2008, 03:17
How much film (in 36 exp rolls) do you keep in your freezer/refrigerator/cooler?

06-18-2008, 03:39
When I find a good deal, I buy a lot.

06-18-2008, 03:42
None. I use bulk film and keep it in the fridge. If on ice, I can forget it

06-18-2008, 04:22

About 730 rolls of Reala100 and about 700 rolls of others in bulk rolls and pre-rolled.

Forget GAS, I got a serious bout of FAS last year.

06-18-2008, 04:39
In 35mm I've got 20 rolls of Neopan 1600, 20 rolls FP4+, 10 rolls Neopan 400, 10 rolls HP5+, 7 rolls of Kodak Portra 800, 20 rolls of Fuji Pro400H, 2 or 3 rolls of Panatomic-X (available- if interested pm me :D ), about 15 rolls of Velvia 50 (before the phase-out- also available), a bunch of Kodak E100 GX/VS, and I've not got an accurate count, but somewhere around 100 rolls of Agfa Ultra 100.

There is also some 810 Velvia 50, 45 FP4 & Delta 100, 120 TechPan, 120 Agfa Optima 100, and some 120 Fuji 400H.

06-18-2008, 04:47
I answered (less than 20) before I saw your "36 exposure rolls" qualifier.

I don't have any 35mm on ice. I use it soon after I buy it, with few exceptions.

I do have a few rolls of 120 on ice now, since I don't shoot the TLR that often.

06-18-2008, 04:53
I have one hundred or so rolls of various films in the freezer at the moment but like Lazar I find it tends to get forgotten so it's far easier to have a few of your favourite films in bulk loaders in the fridge ... ready at hand. It also allows me to use 24 exposures at a time instead of 36.

06-18-2008, 04:56
4 rolls of reala, 10 rolls of neopan presto, 5 rolls of 400h, 5 rolls of provia 400x, 3 rolls of xp2. i am really cutting down.

06-18-2008, 04:56
Mama Miya...Some of you can open a big photo store.:D

06-18-2008, 05:06
I have 80 rolls of Eastman Double X from a 400' roll, 80 rolls of Eastman 250D motion picture colour negative from a 400' roll, 40+ rolls of Neopan Super Presto, 20+ rolls of Presto, 20 rolls of acros, a bunch of ERA 100, 30-40 rolls of Natura 1600, and some other odds and ends. In the freezer. I am thinking I should buy another 400' roll of Eastman Double X...

06-18-2008, 05:09

About 730 rolls of Reala100 and about 700 rolls of others in bulk rolls and pre-rolled.

Forget GAS, I got a serious bout of FAS last year.

Whoa, Kully! That's a lot of acorns for the winter!

I was wondering how to accomodate people like you and Tom A. in the poll choices?!

06-18-2008, 05:15

I keep some film in the fridge, but that's for convenience' sake. It's just a place like any other, but at least I always can remember where I put that film..

06-18-2008, 05:33
I voted 20-39.

Just bought a few rolls of HP5 (finally decided I like it better than Tri-X).
I picked up some Kodachrome 64 (to shoot in my Leica IIIf, which was previously owned by Leopold Godowsky!)
And I have some cheap outdated Fuji 200 and 400 rolls.
Oh yeah, and I bought a couple of rolls of Kodak Portra VC to try.

Anyway, by "on ice" I really mean in a drawer at room temperature.

06-18-2008, 05:43
I buy in bulk but never ever fridge it or freeze it.

The film just matures for a few years.

06-18-2008, 07:10
Too damn many! I need an inventory control program just to track it. I tend to binge buy, store it, forget it, buy more of it!


06-18-2008, 07:15
sepiareverb - is some of that e100GX also "available" maybe?;)

David Goldfarb
06-18-2008, 07:21
Only around 30-40 rolls of 35mm. Lots more medium and large format.

06-18-2008, 12:25
Not so much: 10x HP5+, 5x Fuji Pro H 400, ~5x Kodak Portra 400 VC.
But I don't shoot everyday, so it is fine.

06-18-2008, 14:24
About 100 rolls of Kodachrome 25, 2 bulk rolls of Adox CMS 20 (+10 36exp rolls), 50 rolls of Velvia 50, 13 rolls of HP5+, some Delta 3200 and Neopan 1600.

You're in K25 like I'm in Ultra 100!

Great film- one of those I miss the most.

06-18-2008, 14:48
I have about 60 rolls of unused 35mm and 40 of 120 film in the house (ie around 6 - 12 months supply at current rates) but none of it is on ice.

06-18-2008, 15:02
one hundred + rolls

Bob Michaels
06-18-2008, 15:10
36 exposure rolls? Those go into the miniature cameras doesn't it?

06-18-2008, 15:29
This joins about 30 rolls of AGFA Ultra 100.

Stuff of legends...

06-18-2008, 16:14
Way too much! My wife keeps reminding me that the freeezer in the garage is for items other than film.

I keep telling her "don't worry about it"

217 rolls Agfa Ultra Color
112 rolls Fuji Reala
(3) 400' Reels Tri-X
17 rolls Velvia
15 rolls Scanfilm
26 rolls Efke

OK so maybe I do have a bit of a problem..... And no you can't have any of the Ultra Aaron :D

06-18-2008, 17:58
Back in 2004 when Ilford initially went into receivership, I decided to minimise some unknown variables in my life. Things didnt turn out for the worse but I did get a lot of film at cheaper prices than they are today, albeit that Im making up for it in the electric bill for the freezer :D

This was 2004 but even today there remains a lot, plus Ive added a bit of roll film as well...

06-19-2008, 03:53
I don't know which choice to vote.

I've got 10 50m bulk rolls of APX400, 30m of Ilford Pan 400, and then some regular 36exp rolls: 10 APX100, 10 Delta 100, 15 Sensia 100 and about 15 XP2 Super...

so together about 50 36exp rolls, but about 500m in bulk rolls...

06-19-2008, 05:49
:D They all came out of a local photo store closing down, last day they emptied the last freezer and out came 400 rolls of K25. Sold it off for about 1$/roll. Needless to say, I picked up what was left (150 rolls).

Well done. I've got K64 in two cameras right now.

06-19-2008, 07:56
105 rolls of 120
71 rolls of 35mm
454 sheets of 4x5