Elitechrome exp. 2005

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Alessandro Serrao, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Alessandro Serrao

    Alessandro Serrao Member

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    I wanna say that my last roll of Elitechrome, developed yesterday in a professional lab, and expired 2005, shows distinctly a magenta shift.
    The roll was refrigerated at -18°C since purchase.
     
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    Thanks for the info. It least it was your last roll. I hope nothing important on the roll.

    Jeff
     
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    Surprising (well not really... but how shifted is it)
    I just picked up a large lot of Ektachrome 100 EPP that expired in 1992 and has indeed shifted magenta but only a little. I was quite surprised.
    One brick had been frozen and one brick had been refrigerated.
    Once I get some more E6 experience and tighten my process abit I'll compare the 2 bricks and see how much better (if at all) the frozen batch is.

    From what little I have read (and it's really highly subjective due to storage,other unknowns) Ektachome may be one of the better films for shelf life.
     
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    Do you by any chance know which generation of Elite Chrome it was (check the rebate on the edge of the film)? EB-2 had a reputation for poor keeping, while I have never had a problem with expired EB-3.
     
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    That is something that seems to happen with Elite Chrome if it is not stored properly or is expired and not kept cold.
     
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    Mine was always deep freezed at -18°C, still showing a distinct magenta shift...
     
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    All in all I think this particular emulsion (EBX) is prone to magenta shift even when refrigerated or deep freezed.