Expired Neopan 400 from 2011 - Is it Ok to use ?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by Gabino, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Gabino

    Gabino Member

    Messages:
    50
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Location:
    Waterloo, On
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    I was going to buy more Neopan but I've found a whole set of five rolls at the bottom of container. But they are outdated, since July 2011. Any experience out there with expired Neopan ? Good thing is that It's been stored under good temp conditions.

    thanks for comments.
     
  2. Andrew K

    Andrew K Subscriber

    Messages:
    571
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Location:
    Melbourne, A
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    yes - I'd have no hesitation using them
     
  3. polyglot

    polyglot Member

    Messages:
    3,472
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2009
    Location:
    South Austra
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
  4. Ian Grant

    Ian Grant Subscriber

    Messages:
    18,091
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2004
    Location:
    West Midland
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Definitely OK. ISO 9002 meant that all manufacturers had to put shorte use by dates on films, actually it applies to many products it's more to do with stock rotaion than shelf life.

    Films now have around 2-3 years expiry datye compared to about 5 not so many years ago. I bought short dated HP5+ a few years ago and only finished it recently about 4 years past the expiry date and it was no different to fresh film. (Stored in a drawer in Tyrkey, not a refrigerator).

    Ian
     
  5. dreamingartemis

    dreamingartemis Member

    Messages:
    282
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    Unless it's more than 8 years out of date, it should be just fine.
     
  6. jnanian

    jnanian Advertiser Advertiser

    Messages:
    20,096
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2003
    Location:
    local
    Shooter:
    Multi Format
    hope its good!!
    im using some now
     
  7. rthomas

    rthomas Member

    Messages:
    1,184
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2009
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    Shooter:
    35mm
    No. Send it to me immediately. :smile:

    Just kidding! It should be fine. I've used properly stored ten-year-expired film with no problems many times. Now, the 30-year-old box of Tri-X 320 I found in the school studio was not good for much besides testing the chemistry - it did have images, but was very fogged. Your film, on the other hand, is practically new.
     
  8. Gabino

    Gabino Member

    Messages:
    50
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Location:
    Waterloo, On
    Shooter:
    Medium Format
    Excellent ! Thank you all for your responses.