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    Expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay

    I decided to gamble and bought some expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay. Many people are selling this film for VERY cheap.

    It all expired in 2010.

    I bought 60 rolls at $0.75 per roll and free shipping.

    It came in today and I took a roll and shot it out in a couple of minutes. I used my 1956 Kiev II rangfinder and Helios 103 55mm F1.8 lens. I didn't have any fresh C-41 mixed, but I did have some VERY old C-41 that was last used over a year ago.

    Saying all that, and especially using very old chemicals, I'm happy with the results. I am going to order a fresh C-41 kit and see if I get even better results. I'm hoping for a little less grain, but I really can't complain for $0.75 a roll!

    Note, these aren't artistic or anything, just shot a roll in 5 minutes in my back yard to see if the film was any good. The outside shots were shot at F2.8 and the inside wide open at F1.8

    Expired Fujicolor 100 Test 1 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

    Expired Fujicolor 100 Test 2 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

    Expired Fujicolor 100 Test 3 by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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    Re: Expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay

    I really liked Fujicolor in 120. Had a brick come to me second-hand a couple of years ago.

    There was a guy that had something like 200 rolls on eBay a while back and I tried and tried to haggle with him but he wanted too much per roll. I would've loved to get a big supply but oh well.

    Colors look good, a bit warm like a remember the Fujicolor, which I like! Congrats.
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    Re: Expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay

    The Kiev is doing a fine job...did you have it serviced before use?
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    Re: Expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    I really liked Fujicolor in 120. Had a brick come to me second-hand a couple of years ago.

    There was a guy that had something like 200 rolls on eBay a while back and I tried and tried to haggle with him but he wanted too much per roll. I would've loved to get a big supply but oh well.

    Colors look good, a bit warm like a remember the Fujicolor, which I like! Congrats.
    There are seller's on ebay selling these for around $77.00 per 100 rolls

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    Re: Expired Fujicolor 100 from EBay

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron (Netherlands) View Post
    The Kiev is doing a fine job...did you have it serviced before use?
    No, I bought it for around $100.00 with a J8 lens. It is a 1956 Kiev II and it's in excellent shape. Shutter speeds are very accurate so I didn't see the point in sending it in for a CLA.

    It's built so well as everything works so smoothly that I believe it was probably made with original Contax internals.

    1956 Kiev II by Andrew Marjama, on Flickr

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