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Out of date films


Lulu01 5 156
1 Sep 2012 3:43PM
Hi, I have around 16 films with use by dates from 2009/2010 which I never got round to using when I switched to digital. I was going to offer them on here FOC, but wanted to check whether they would still be any good before I do.

What do you think?

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Gaucho e2
13 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 3:59PM
I would have thought that if they were not subjected to extreme temperature differences they would be fine. I'm sure someone will take up your kind offer.
Lulu01 5 156
1 Sep 2012 4:04PM
Thanks, Gaucho. They've just been in a chest of drawers in our spare room. It's not near any windows or anything so shouldn't have got much in the way of heat/cold etc.
ensign e2
7 192 1 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 4:27PM
Hi Lulu, Recently I also found a batch of outdated film and by chance a pack of outdated ID11. So thought I would give them a try. Both seemed to work. I would also agree with Gaucho with regard to the storage. So give the a go and best of luck.
Bernard .
Gaucho e2
13 2.4k 2 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 4:30PM
Best place to store film is wrapped in a plastic bag in the fridge. Used to annoy the hell out of my wife Wink
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
1 Sep 2012 6:00PM

Quote:Used to annoy the hell out of my wife


Still does irritate mine!! Grin Grin
Sooty_1 e2
4 1.3k 203 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2012 8:57PM
Cold is not so bad, because in a house the temperature won't get low enough to cause problems, and it's better to store it cold.
Hot is different, and often causes a colour shift and maybe a loss of contrast.

Often, with really old films, it is better to develop in black and white (something like ID11) and push the development to increase contrast. That's for really old ones though.

Nick
I've still got quite a few 35mm films in the freezer, I once used a roll of Kodachrome that was 9 years out of date, and the images came back perfect
Lulu01 5 156
2 Sep 2012 6:49AM
Thanks everyone. I was going to pop a note in the Classified ads to see if I can find them a good home, but forgot you have to pay credits. As they are FOC to anyone who wants to collect them in the Herts area (providing they are going to use them and not try and sell them on ebay or something!!), that's not a good plan! Is there any other way I can offer them FOC on here?
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 2:48PM

Quote:I was going to pop a note in the Classified ads to see if I can find them a good home, but forgot you have to pay credits.

I was under the impression that the classified was free.
justin c 11 4.6k 36 England
2 Sep 2012 2:50PM
They're 1 each, minimum order of 5, or you get a certain number of free adverts if you join E2.
Lulu01 5 156
2 Sep 2012 6:12PM
Oh dear Sad

Is there no other 'free' area on here for members to offer FOC stuff?
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 6:26PM
PM "pentaxpete" who may miss this post.
Lulu01 5 156
3 Sep 2012 7:09AM
Thanks, Ken Taylor. I'll do that.
pentaxpete e2
9 553 1 England
3 Sep 2012 10:39AM
Thanks for thinking of me Ken -- I have contacted the member !! Grin

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