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Lars Hagglund
26-May-2000, 10:26
I have decided to go into polaroid photo with my Tachihara, so I ordered a 545i a couple of days ago. It arrived today with a packet of Polacolor 59. Expiratio n date june 00. Isn4t that a little short dated? Perhaps any of you more experie nced guys, can tell me what expiration time is usual? Lars

Yaakov Asher Sinclair
26-May-2000, 11:34
Lars, My experience with Polaroid is that it is much more short dated than regular film. Even so, if you keep it cool in the fridge (not freezer) - it should be okay for quite awhile the 'expiry' date. BTW, Polaroid recommend storing it flat, not on its side. I think it's so the developing chemicals don't migrate to one end of the film. Good luck!

Charlie Stracl
26-May-2000, 14:21
I concur with Yaakov: Polaroid is very sensitive to storage temperature, and doesn't keep well.

If your supplier had refrigerated the film, and you keep it refrigerated it, it'll be OK for a while. Better you should call your supplier and complain. He may send you replacement at no charge.