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Thread: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen, what to do? Shoot it?

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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    Just use your normal developer choice. If you are really paranoid about this, do a test shot and develop that. If the film has indeed been frozen all this time, it's highly unlikely you're going to have any kind of fog issue.


    Agree.


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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Wiley View Post
    It's probably just fine. I recently thawed some 8x10 a decade older than that, and can't see any difference from brand new.
    What Drew said.

    To add: I developed a 120 format roll of FP4+ exposed in 1996 and spending the next 12 years very unchilled in the back of a drawer, (in the tropics in temps reaching over 100F during the wet season) in HC-110 without any fog or noticable loss of speed... since then I don't fuss with slow speed b/w film storage too much. (Likewise, I e.g. still use warm stored Lith film expired in the '60s....)
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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    The answer is not here, it is in the film. You have to test the film to answer the questions.

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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Don't shoot it - take pictures with it.

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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Noel View Post
    Don't shoot it - take pictures with it.
    Don't steal pictures...make them!
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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Torontoamateur View Post
    I found two boxed (25 each) of FP4 in 8x10 frozen since 2002 and now expired since 2004. Always frozen. Should I shoot it? what speed? any compensation? What will I end up with if I do use it? If you had this experience I ask for guidance.
    Use it as if new. It should have no problem if it has not been wet. My friends will tell you I rarely use "in date" film.

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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen ,What tod do? Shoot it?

    A novel Idea !

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    Re: Ilford FP4 expired in 2004 but frozen, what to do? Shoot it?

    Just found a bulk loader with TMax100 in it expired 1996, not frozen. Took a deep breath and tried it, no fog, has been giving good images.

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