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    Expired Film images...lets see yours

    I use old film...with old cameras....what do you do with out dated film? Snail on Agapanthus- trix-320 expired 1978, 4"x5", 200 mm Imagon with my Sinar F2 field camera.
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    Wow...1978 Tri-X? Not bad! Could you tell us how this film was stored?

    Seems like I post mine about once per month to address "expired film" questions...but here it is again! At any rate, here is an 11x14 contact print from a recently processed Try-X negative - exp. date 1988 - with film being kept for two thirds of its life in an attic which got pretty darn hot during the summer months! Yup...a bit of base fog for sure - which can actually be useful at times!

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    silver gelatin (MGWT) version

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    cyanotype, toned with tannin

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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    [QUOTE=John Layton;1594769]Wow...1978 Tri-X? Not bad! Could you tell us how this film was stored?


    I picked up a factory sealed 100 sheet box from a member here for 50$. I ran some tests and started shooting it rated at iso 64. I have no idea how it was stored but, I used every bit of it. Drum developed in one shot D-76 for 11 minutes.

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    Film is forever
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    Dave 2019
    8x10 Plus-X expired 5/1982 rated ASA 80
    Rodinal in Unicolor roller, printed on Azo in Amidol
    Deardorff V8 12" Kodak Ektar 1/10 sec f4.5

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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    Many Pool Canyon, Zion National Park
    Taken in April 2018
    8x10 Kodak Copy Film
    Expired 11/1989, with a healthy amount of base fog.

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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    Every image I've ever posted here has been shot with expired film.

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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours


    Past Imperfect #7

    Gelatin-silver photograph on Ultrafine Silver Eagle VC FB photographic paper, image size 16.4cm X 21.3cm, from a 4x5 Tri-X Pan Professional negative
    exposed in a Tachihara 45GF double extension field view camera fitted with a 150mm f4 Wollaston Meniscus soft-focus lens and a #25 red filter.

    My photographer friend died after a long long illness and some of his equipment passed into my hands. There were many film holders that he had loaded with Tri-X fifteen years previously
    but could not get to use. The film had corroded through the passage of years but I took it to those places we had walked with our cameras in times past and made some exposures
    Photography:first utterance. Sir John Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society. "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..".

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    RIP

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    Re: Expired Film images...lets see yours

    Here's my entry showcasing some Fuji NPS 160 that expired in 1997 and was shot back in October 2020. This portrait is of my girlfriend's dad outside his home during Covid-19. He thinks I'm hilarious because whether it's a 110 camera or in this case my Crown Graphic I'm always taking photos. We go on walks near his home and he's always laughing when I'm taking nature photos. I made this photo and i think he puts up with me a little bit more now. Hah!

    I pushed it a stop in camera and developed as normal in Cinestill C-41 (powder version) Here you can see before and after digital color correction. Once I get my darkroom set up, I'm going to see if it's salvageable there too. This is one of my favorite portraits.

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