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Organizing film is not a skill of mine. I have rolls of 35mm and 120 thrown in the bottom of my camera bag and stashed in random drawers throughout my house.
If you’re like me, a film case might be exactly what you need.
Film cases are containers specifically designed to store and carry 35mm and 120 rolls of film. They are a great option for organizing your film rolls, and they also make a wonderful gift for any film photographer in your life.
Let’s take a look at a few of the film cases out there.
Evergreen Protective Film Cases
If you are looking for durable and rugged, Evergreen cases are an awesome choice. They are the most protective on this list and designed to be waterproof and crushproof.
They are also made so you can store them in the refrigerator. No more Ziplock bags full of film in the fridge!
The Evergreen Seahorse X case is one of the largest film cases I’ve been able to find. Most cases hold five, sometimes ten, rolls of film, but the large version of the Seahorse X has a removable insert that holds 18 rolls of 35mm. (They are working on a film insert for 120 film that should be out soon.)
The smaller case holds 7 rolls of 35mm or 5 rolls of 120 but does not have any kind of insert holding the film in place.
Prices are around $20 for the small case and $45 for the large case.
The single roll case comes with a keychain so you can hook it to your camera strap or bag. Great if you just want to make sure you have an extra roll of film on you! This style also has a beautiful dark green option.
The single roll case is around $12, and five roll case is around $40.
These metal film cases are painted in bright vintage Kodak colors like yellow, red, and blue (as well as a few neutral options).
The small case holds five rolls of 35mm film, and the larger case holds ten rolls of 35mm or eight rolls of 120. They all have removable plastic inserts to hold the film in place, and with the larger case, you can also easily mix rolls of 35mm and 120.
Take the inserts out, and the case turns into a great little multi-functional tin! Perfect for storing pens or office supplies.
The metal is also a nice touch, making these cases feel quite solid. The metal gives them an extra bit of durability so they won’t get dinged or scratched easily, and the lid also snaps securely into place so it won’t pop off in your camera bag.
You can get the smaller cases for around $25 and the larger ones for around $30.