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c_evans99 13 7.0k 1 Wales
21 Nov 2005 10:39AM
I've always been amazed that I've not once in all my cameras found a roll of exposed film that could be developed... closest I came was a forty year old roll of Ilfocolour in a Paxette but that disintegrated as I wound it back... but today I opened a recently acquired Agfa box camera and there it was... an exposed roll of Kodacolor-X... must be near thirty years old at least but it will have to wait till after pay day to get processed Smile

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sillyconguru 12 4.4k
21 Nov 2005 11:18AM
I found a part-used roll of Ilfocolor in a camera once. When developed, there were some behind the scenes pictures of a 1980's rock group's photo-shoot.

I also found and a fully-used roll of Tri-X (with a Leica type leader) in an enlarger box. The pictures from this film (after dev'ing) look like someone's holiday snaps.
nikon Plus
13 146 1 England
21 Nov 2005 11:59AM
A few years ago I bought a job lot box at a camera auction mainly for a set of developing trays that could be seen poking out of the top. When I emptied the box it contained all sorts of parafenalia and a cedar wood box. When opened the cedar wood box revealed a set of glass quarter plate images which were a veritable time capsule from the turn of the century. Images of what appeared to be a state funeral, personal portraits, social events etc.One thing I am not sure of and perhaps some of our knowledgeable guru's would know, "Who now owns the copyright to these images now that they are approaching a hundred years of age".

spt 13 89 Scotland
21 Nov 2005 12:16PM
I assume that the copyright rule is the same as for music, books etc - it remains the copyright of the creator's estate until 70 years after their death.
keith selmes 13 7.2k 1 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2005 1:00PM
I have 2 rolls waiting for attention, I think after a few years in camera, a few moths won't matter. And I think there's another somewhere.
The thing I'm really fed up about is the number of plateholders I've opened which had plates in them.
You can't tell until its too late.
They were probably unexposed, or had already been opened, but you never know. Next time I might be more careful.
I also thought they'd be too old to develop, but it seems that may not be the case.
c_evans99 13 7.0k 1 Wales
21 Nov 2005 1:53PM
Well mine will have to wait a bit - I'm even sending my b&w film to the lab at the mo (fingers are too cramped to load the bloody spirals right now).

keith selmes 13 7.2k 1 United Kingdom
22 Nov 2005 4:06AM
sorry to hear that.
c_evans99 13 7.0k 1 Wales
22 Nov 2005 10:23AM
No worries, gettting the backlog done now and hopefully my hands will clear up before I shoot much more Smile

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