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andyjaggy82
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p.1 #1 · Expired Film.


What kind of problems or "effects" would shooting with 6 year old expired film cause? I have a whole bag of 120 and 220 film, probably 200 dollars worth, that expired in 2006. I don't know how it was previously stored, so I am just assuming it was probably not refrigerated. Would I get pretty wonky colors with film that old?


Jan 04, 2013 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · Expired Film.


Shoot a roll and find out. If it was stored nicely probably nothing. Maybe some slightly muted colors.



Jan 04, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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p.1 #3 · Expired Film.


Test a few rolls,. Bracket your shots and keep notes. I've read b&w film doesn't need as much care as c41 or e6. Good luck.


Jan 04, 2013 at 03:22 PM
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p.1 #4 · Expired Film.


The problem is there is only 2-3 rolls of each kind. About 3 rolls of velvia, maybe 5 rolls of provia, 4 rolls of 160 pro, a few random rolls of different B&W films.... Guess I'm just in for a surprise. Maybe I could find some hipster that would be willing to buy it.


Jan 04, 2013 at 03:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · Expired Film.


Hm, expired in 2006?
What about exposed approximately 1963-1967 (expired I suppose few years after that), developed 2012
http://www.flickr.com/photos/werra/sets/72157632297160348/
I think you should not be too worried about it, just enjoy



Jan 04, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #6 · Expired Film.


probably just muted colors and underexposure. i'd probably give it +2/3 over whatever exposure i would use with normal film.

here's a shot exposed that way with 35mm kodak gold that expired around 2005:







Jan 04, 2013 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #7 · Expired Film.


A nice vintage film photo posted on the large format forums the other day. Expired 1944:


Photo:
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?98527-Still-Life-Images-2013



Jan 04, 2013 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #8 · Expired Film.


Zaitz wrote:
A nice vintage film photo posted on the large format forums the other day. Expired 1944:
http://www.kolstad.us/ebay/5x7-Gevaert-01.jpg

Photo:
http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?98527-Still-Life-Images-2013


Ha ha ha....just a little out of date.



Jan 04, 2013 at 06:44 PM
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p.1 #9 · Expired Film.


I think you can handle the film as if it was "pre-exposed", which means lower contrast. The slide films you'll probably have to experiment with, but the negative film should do fine with +1 stop overexposure (or push developing to get more contrast). Even if they are refrigerated, they should end up fine since negatives can take A LOT of overexposure.


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p.1 #10 · Expired Film.


I dropped off one of the provia rolls for developing, we'll see what I get back. I'm not expecting too much, but maybe I will be surprised.


Jan 04, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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p.1 #11 · Expired Film.


I must have 30 varied rolls sitting in the freezer (hoped they would hold a bit longer) and have no idea what exp. dates they have. Prolly should get them into that F100 and start using them.

Do you have a good lab near you?



Jan 05, 2013 at 02:08 AM
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p.1 #12 · Expired Film.


Yep there is a lab just a few blocks from my house that processes just about everything. 6-7 dollars or so for 120 chromes, and a bit cheaper I think for negatives.



Jan 05, 2013 at 03:20 AM
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p.1 #13 · Expired Film.


I'd overexpose all the c41 film by two stops, bw by 1/2 - 1.

In general most color negative film looks better when overexposed, say you'd normally shoot portra 160 at 80-100, with expired film (depending on how much), just add exposure as it loses sensitivity with age...



Jan 07, 2013 at 12:58 PM
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p.1 #14 · Expired Film.


I remember when I worked at a lab some years ago a customer came in with a roll of 120 film he had found in an old cupboard. It was a black and white film, and it was exposed. We developed it and it contained 10 images, all in pretty good condition, except some light leaks on the edges. After examining the pictures and looking at the cars, clothes and so on it was shot in the late 50's. I thought that was pretty cool..


Jan 07, 2013 at 02:30 PM
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p.1 #15 · Expired Film.


How long ago is "some years"? 52-53 years?


Jan 07, 2013 at 08:56 PM
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p.1 #16 · Expired Film.


From my experience with expired velvia you will probably get a magenta cast. I was able to color correct most of my shots, but I saved the last roll to test cameras that need to be loaded to fire the shutter.

Here is an example that I attempted to quickly color correct:

Shelter by VTHokiEE06, on Flickr



Jan 07, 2013 at 09:11 PM
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p.1 #17 · Expired Film.


The rule of thumb is one stop overexposure for every decade.


Jan 07, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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p.1 #18 · Expired Film.


carstenw wrote:
How long ago is "some years"? 52-53 years?


Ha ha, no, around 5 or 6 years ago.



Jan 08, 2013 at 10:28 AM





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