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Discovering 20 Year Old Images on Film

dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 779 England
11 Jan 2021 2:33PM
I found this article that some of you may find interesting about images found on a 20 year old roll of film here
peterkin 17 681 England
11 Jan 2021 6:26PM
Nice story. Smile

saltireblue Plus
11 12.0k 75 Norway
11 Jan 2021 7:34PM
There's probably a very logical explanation, but nobody who knows the answer can be found...strange.
altitude50 17 21.6k United Kingdom
11 Jan 2021 8:56PM
It might be that the film was still in a camera that was sold from one family to the other? I have bought several cameras (one last week) with a film in it. I normally spoil the film and dispose of it unless the camera is given to me by a friend.
Jestertheclown 12 8.5k 253 England
11 Jan 2021 9:29PM
A few years ago, I acquired an Ensign c1953; the "Coronation" model, which came with a film in it.

It's still in there.
peterjones 19 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2021 3:13PM
For a recent birthday I was given a Nikon ES-2 adapter and I have been scanning film that I took circa 1990 in Bratislava just post Velvet Revolution in 1989 and pre Velvet Divorce Jan.1993; it was long before I took a real interest in photography; I wouldn't at the time have understood the term "street photography" or any other genres; come to that 30 years on I still don't.
Here's a couple from Bratislava in what was then Czechoslovakia.


Trabant pair.


circa 1990 Czechoslovak men and women had no problem wearing their furs in public.
GwB Plus
1 62 United Kingdom
12 Jan 2021 7:27PM
Your a better man than me, I think the curiosity would of got the better of me.
altitude50 17 21.6k United Kingdom
13 Jan 2021 1:58PM
Over the years I have probably been given or bought about 20 cameras with part used films inside.Also about three or four used digital cameras with included memory cards. (One was a SanDisk 128 gb worth more than the camera and lens.)
My concern, apart from the cost of processing, was that I could be in possession of a film with latent indecent images included and this might involve awkward questions. And I was not very interested in any content anyway.

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