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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Quote Originally Posted by kenj8246 View Post
    ...this film looks to be in good shape for the shape itís in...
    Perhaps you ought ask the moderators to change this thread's title so it reflects a scanner issue.

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Yes, the thread wasted my time.

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Sorry to inconvenience you. How about it, Mr. Moderator?

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    No, not a waste, as it gave others a list of possibilities of issues to check for if this or other things creep into the system...

    This was part of a learning process, with a positive result, so why a waste!?!!!

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Santamaura View Post
    Perhaps you ought ask the moderators to change this thread's title...
    Quote Originally Posted by kenj8246 View Post
    ...How about it, Mr. Moderator?
    The moderators don't read every post in every thread. To ask them for a title change, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click "Contact Us." I suggest including a link to this thread in your message.

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Quote Originally Posted by domaz View Post
    Expired film generally isn't worth your time to fully setup any kind of Large format camera for tripod work IMO. If your just shooting a Speed Graphic hand-held for fun or doing practice shots sure. Even unopened boxes aren't a guarantee..


    naaah

    i've been shooting primarily expired film and paper and liquid emulsions for almost 2 decades
    and never had problems. some people have problems because they use the wrong developer
    or methods to process their films, and the wrong methods to expose their films. its like the developerscientists
    that suggest if you make coffee developers you have to scale it out and mix things in a special order
    and let it sit for days and decant off the good stuff before saying some magic spell ... couldn't be further from the truth.

    OP
    good luck !

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Thanks, jnanian. After wasting everyone's time with a scanner problem, I'm getting nice exposures outa this 20+ year old film. Pics aren't that great but the film is okay.

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    Kenny

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    Kenny, you wasted no one's time. Some of us are just grumpy old goats. You asked for help with a problem. As a team, we solved the problem. Some of us learned something in the process, not just you. It's a win/win, IMO.

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    It was a useful reminder of why I used Plus-X.

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    Re: The perils of expired film

    The problem with finding an unopened 100 sheet box of Plus-X in good shape is if there will be a next box?

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