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    expiered chemicals

    Hi All
    While cleaning I found a Kodak "tmax rs (tmax developer and replenisher 2 stage kit) it expired 5/2013. anyguesses as to if it if still usable. I also found a box of 4x5 ilfordfp4 that expired 12/2014. I am wondering if the chemicls and film are still viable? Or is it safer to just buy new?
    Thanks Bill

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    If temperatures in the storage area have been relatively stable, say within normal living quarters, both should be good. My friends say I don't know how to use "in date" film because i use very outdated film regularly. Last week I opened and used a 12, yes 12, sheet box of Super XX. I suspect the number of photographers who remember sheet film inboxes of 12, 24 and 144 sheets is rather small.

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    Yes,the Super XX had been frozen.

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    144 sheets? That's gross...

    (I'll get my coat.)

    Neil

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    Quote Originally Posted by barnacle View Post
    144 sheets? That's gross...

    (I'll get my coat.)

    Neil
    Get out the hook.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    Two shows a night he will be here all week! Don't forget to tip your waitress

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    Re: expiered chemicals

    My general rule:

    "If in doubt, try it out"...

    Steve K

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