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    Default What is the best method to store negatives?

    What's the best & economical method to store my 35mm negatives?
    Should I store all my negatives in my electronic dry box?

    Pls comment.

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    I do just that. Last thing you want is fungus on your film.

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    OK.

    Thanx!

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    acccording to wat i know, storing negatives in dry cabinet will cause them to detoriate faster due to the high temperature. its better to store negative in a cooler place. to minimize humility, u can wrap them up with newspaper or sore in some air tight container with silica gel.

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    I thought dry cabinet will have the same "dryness" as compared to an air tight box.
    It's like comparing Pampers with Fitti.

    But I'm not too sure about the temperature inside my electronic dry cabinet.
    Whenever I take my camera / videocam / video tapes out, they don't feel warm. It's actually quite cool.

    I heard there's some albums specially used to put negatives only, is it good?
    Where to get them?

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    i got 2 dry cabinets and i fitted digital hygrometer cum termometer ....

    glad to let u know that both doesn't have any increase in temperature despite low humidity

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    i dun noe much abt. such albums.

    but i think the more crucial ones are the negatives sleeves. they are the ones that are in direct contact with the negatives. most sold in singapore are not archival. i am not very sure about it. maybe u can try asking fotoguide, cathay and ruby.

    actually, i am not very sure abt wat is high temperature. but i heard from other photographers that they keep their negatives in an air-conditioned room which is on for 24 hrs....think my dry cabinent with a temp of 28 degrees isn't that suitable too.

    wat are the temp in u guys dry cabinent??

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