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Re: Expired film
At 07:39 AM 3/30/00 -0800, you wrote:
>I can't speak for XP2, but I must admit that I have used and abused outdated
>HP-5 very successfully. In my case (much like yours, 2 years outdated but
>kept cool) I thought I saw a slight increase in base fog. I didn't measure
>it. It seemed to be normal in contrast. This was sheet film (free sheet
>HP-5 is also wonderful stuff for those very hot desert shoots. Even the
>film left in my car during a 100 degree F backpack for three days survived
>very nicely. In fact, I was far more "wilted" after that adventure than the
>film was! Seems to be a film that is hard to destroy ;-)
Yeah, I think the conventional silver films like HP5 will keep well past
expiry when refrigerated.
My fears is with XP2 but it is just what I want to play with at the moment
since I am playing around with a Holga and whatever bakelite 120 camera (I
just bought an Agfa Click 6x6 which I hear is sadly quite sharp) I can find.