Efke R100 120 - 2001-1

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  1. epp

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    I just found what was a 10-pack of Efke R100 roll film, size 120, one roll is gone. The develop-before date on the rolls, is January 2001.

    This pack was in a basement setting, mostly cool, I would think. Is there even a remote possibility that these rolls would result in pictures after all this time, or would the rolls be essentially junk at this point.

    Thank you for any thoughts.
     
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    It'll probably be ok,as long as it wasn't baked in the summer time,by the way Is that a holga in your avatar?
     
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    Yes, the avatar is a Holga. I currently have four of them, a fifth is on the way - all different models. :D

    The temperature in the basement was controlled, I doubt that during the summer months it went above 70 degrees Fahrenheit down there.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
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    They'd be perfect in your Holga. Old film can produce some interesting results. I have an old bulk roll of Ektachrome 200 from a member here that expired in the '80's. The results are definitely neat.
     
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    They'll be fine and not just for plastic lo-fi cameras. They might have lost a bit of speed, so shoot the first roll at 50 instead of 100 and see what you get.
     
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    I have about six rolls of the same film of similar vintage, maybe I will give them a try...
     
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    I also found a loose roll of Efke R100 yesterday, it may be that missing roll from the 10-pack, have to check the emulsion number on it. :smile:

    The recommended films for the Holga are 100 and 400 speed films, for sunny and cloudy days, respectively, for the aperture switch settings on the camera.
     
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    I checked that loose roll (and found a second), both have the same emulsion, so I have 11 rolls of this now, all with the same develop-before date.

    I also found many more rolls of assorted 120's, both B&W and color, which I will post in a new thread.
     
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    Set it on 100 and shoot the same frame twice?