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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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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.
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.
Hi Lulu, Recently I also found a batch of outdated film and by chance a pack of outdated ID11.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.
Best place to store film is wrapped in a plastic bag in the fridge. Used to annoy the hell out of my wife
Quote: Used to annoy the hell out of my wife
Still does irritate mine!!
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.
I've still got quite a few 35mm films in the freezer, I once used a roll of Kodachrome that was 9 years out of date, and the images came back perfect
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?
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.
They're £1 each, minimum order of 5, or you get a certain number of free adverts if you join E2.
Is there no other 'free' area on here for members to offer FOC stuff?
PM "pentaxpete" who may miss this post.
Thanks, Ken Taylor. I'll do that.
Thanks for thinking of me Ken -- I have contacted the member !!
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