Putting old flim into Dry cabinet with camera

Jan 5, 2012
Hi guys. I am thinking of getting a dry cabinet for my nex 5n, and killing 2 birds with 1 stone by getting a bigger cabinet so I can put my old film in.

These films are from my childhood, and over a decade old. I've scanned some of them and it seems that there is some mold. Would it spread to the camera/lenses in the dry cabinet?

Thank you for reading.


Staff member
Jan 3, 2008
Pasir Ris
Fungus is spread by spores that develop into fungus once the conditions are suitable. Fungus spores are airborne and everywhere around us, likely your camera has already lots of fungus spores on it and inside. The dry cabinet will slow down / prevent fungus development inside due to the lower RH.
It's a good idea not to introduce massive amounts of fungus spores as they are sitting on your films. Check with the guys in the film sections here how to clean your film and get rid of the fungus.

Jan 5, 2012
Thank you for your advice. I have decided to put the films in a separate container with silica gel. That should be enough since the film won't be accessed often.

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