E100 SW 1998 expiry date

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by wonderlustking, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. wonderlustking

    wonderlustking Member

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    I found this is the parking lot near my school, in the box, sealed. What recommendations can you guys give me for shooting this... I know my teacher last summer in color photo said that as film expires the iso drops... I am thinking of shooting it at 50 or 25.
     
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    I not sure about the film, if it is left out in the heat it may not be very good.

    Jeff
     
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    I don't really care about getting good results... just an image formed on the film, if that's possible. If this makes a difference it was garbage day, so it was being stored inside some ones apartment above the lot, not just outside. I'm sure of that.
     
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    I doubt it would be that low. Maybe ISO 80. I've got some that expired in 2003 that I still shoot at box speed; it maybe tends to be a little underexposed, but since it's slide film I'd rather err in that direction than overexpose. Most likely you'll see a shift toward the magenta.
     
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    THANKS!
     
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    I agree, Kodak E 6 usually holds up pretty well if stored halfway reasonably.
    I have a large lot of EPP from '92 that still shoots well and most I go is iso 80 but if looks okay still @ 100

    EPP is a bit grainy but keeps really well.
     
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    I'd over-expose at least one stop and x-process it. E6 processing is getting expensive enough, around Toronto at least, not to bother with something this iffy. Your call.
     
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    Try cross processing?

    Don't expect great results. Ideally, use it as shelf queen decor. Don't risk it for valuable images. Try cross processing. Recently during a cleanout at home I came across a long forgotten metal container with TWENTY, yes, 20, rolls of Ektachrome 120 films put away around 2000, and completely forgotten. Doubt it would be any good for slides. I shot one roll at box speed in my Rolleiflex T with 16 exposure kit, cross processed it in C41 in my Jobo with already well used Tetenal C41 chemicals, and... wow, the results. Weird and wonderful colors. Have one print of our cat on the wall, wild pinks, lime greens, fuschia eyes, red teeth. Hollywood Technicolor gone haywire. So why not try it and see what you get? to me, unexpected results are half the fun of film photography.