Help! damp negatives

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    My negative album seems to have attracted damp and I can see the negatives sticking to the plastic.

    What should I do? It's 50+ rolls of film!
    Currently playing with my EOS 1V & 5D MkII + various L-Series, Minolta MC/MD, M39 RFs, assorted 70-80's fixed lens RFs and occasional MF TLRs


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    Oh my gosh I wish I had the answer for you!! I have never worked with film!

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    Thanks for the kind thought!

    Right now I'm scanning a few remainders and then I'm going to put them all in a sealed bag with a tub of silica gel.
    Currently playing with my EOS 1V & 5D MkII + various L-Series, Minolta MC/MD, M39 RFs, assorted 70-80's fixed lens RFs and occasional MF TLRs

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    you can put them in velvet cloth and inside a wooden box, where no air passes in.

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    Oh dear...

    My husband suggests not trying to remove the negs from the folders in case you damage the emulsion.He also suggests contacting Ilford or the manufacturer and asking them for more specific advice.

    Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiasmum View Post
    Oh dear...

    My husband suggests [b]not trying to remove the negs from the folders in case you damage the emulsion.He also suggests contacting Ilford or the manufacturer and asking them for more specific advice.

    Good luck.
    I definitely agree.

    Years ago was told I could get stuck transparencies out of their sleeves by soaking them in distilled water with four times the normal amount of PhotoFlo until they loosen but I didn't try it. If you have any negs you don't want, it might be interesting to try. The transparencies' sleeves might be different plastic than your sleeves and the film bases might be different.


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