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Re: Expired film
> Hi there
> In the spirit of cheap experimentation, what's the most over expired films
> that anyone here has used?
400' of Plus-X from 1967 (?), stored at room temp most of the time until present.
Overexposed to help burn through some of the fogging, makes wonderful high-grain
shots when that is the desired effect, but can't run it through my T90 anymore as
the base is getting brittle enough the motor drive is too agressive for the film to
But I doubt that is quite what you were looking for..;) I also shoot cold-stored
Velvia that is a couple years past in 4x5, and get the occassional color cast as a
result, but given my choices in subject matter, basically saves me a filter..;)
> I am being offered 40 rolls of 120 HP5 and 60 rolls of XP2 all at $0.59 per
> roll which have been refrigerated (but not frozen) since they were bought
> (Dec 1998 expiry). I figure that they are still eminently usable, esp. so
> the HP5
I might worry about contrast loss and fogging on the XP2, but would be surprised
if you saw real deterioration on the HP5 unless you are seriously into
densitometry or Zone (run a pack, see how it handles).
At the price, I'd say go for it...