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Are overheated rolls of film (both exposed and unexposed) likely to be damaged?

Black & white film is pretty robust. Remember it has been around for longer than air conditioning. In the old photo cookbooks (and even new ones, such as Steve Anchell's) there are recipes for ...
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Are overheated rolls of film (both exposed and unexposed) likely to be damaged?

Photographic film is a perishable. It will be damaged if stored in a hot – humid location. That being said, the damage has been done, hopefully your film has survived. It is difficult in the field to ...
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Why does A7R II overheat? Is it solved?

All information below is general in nature and may or may not be specifically applicable the the Sony α7R II. Why does α7R II overheat? Any electronic device overheats because it generates heat ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

NiMH (which is what eneloop are, not NiCd) won't explode in heat you can survive in, but may suffer. The most likely effect is a significant reduction in capacity, most of which will recover on ...
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Disposable Camera left in the heat

Yes, they will be fine. Film is sensitive to heat, but for periods as short as a few hours, there will be no noticeable deterioration. People sometimes fret over this issue as if film were a dairy ...
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What precautions should I take for carrying batteries/shooting in the heat?

Only Lithium batteries may explode if they are used while overheating. For NiMH, overheating may damage them permanently in a way that will shorten their lifespan, but nothing more. As for NiCd, I ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

The 70mm film probably has Estar base - I am sure the temperatures allowed are published somewhere. There is also the emulsion which melts around 50C. Higher temps wil permanently damage the image. ...
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How will heat affect film?

All films are suspectable to heat damage. The light sensitive goodie is salts of silver. These are crystals that will undergo a chemical change when hit by only a few photons. This happens when you ...
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Will my old film lenses be damaged if they are exposed to high temperatures in a moving truck?

120F is the temperature of a good ol' summer day in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. People have been shooting there for decades with film to no detriment. That being said, it's still considered an "extreme" ...
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How will heat affect film?

People (relatively) new to film seem to think that film will spoil as quickly as milk. It's not that drastic, but try not to store the film somewhere that will heat up more than the ambient air ...
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When is heat distortion (air turbulence due to heat source) significant in a telescope?

It is just a tradeoff... the risk of thermals reducing maximum IQ versus unusable images. It is not BS and it does not only affect Newtonian telescopes. It can also affect camera lenses and refractor ...
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How can I check the temperature of a GoPro?

Search "Temperature sticker" on Amazon. You possiby want something like this (it should be reversible, those that are not tell you the max temperature ever reached). But these will give you ...
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Is overheating a typical problem for mirrorless cameras because of their small size?

Yes, overheating is a problem. For Canon EOS RP, the 4K mode was limited to 24fps to not overheat. Cameras with a mirror are heavierweight, so adding a small heatsink doesn't increase the weight as ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

I just did a test with film in the oven at moon temps. The oven caused it to draw up into itself. It could be seen at some angles a bit warped as well. If left in longer it would be obvious more ...
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Can 70 mm Kodak Ektachrome film survive in +200 to -200 degrees Celsius (+392 to -328 degrees Fahrenheit) temperatures?

Maybe, leaning towards probably. A point in your favor is that NASA used Ektachrome film in the space program and some rather famous photographs were made in space where the extremes of temperature ...
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