Is this old film any good?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Sirius Glass, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Sirius Glass

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    Several years ago, my brother sent several rolls of film that he had kept frozen to me REI Opticolor 200 135-24 Color Print film, process before 7/94. I tried it out in the WideLux F7 that I bought a couple of weeks ago. Do the photos that I took today look ok? I had to rush to get it processed before the film became out of date!
     

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    They look fine to me. Are there some vertical bands of darker density on the second picture?
     
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    The WideLux F7 may need the lens housing exercised more to get rid of the banding, or I may send it in for a CLA.
     
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    I think they look fine. That's a badass camera, I looked it up.
     
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    Film looks ok but the camera does need to be serviced. Try Joe at Tempe camera repair. He is a master camera repairman and has lots of spare parts for the widelux 35 & 120 cameras. I have the Widelux 1500 which is the medium format version of that camera which I just had serviced and it is for sale if anyone is interested. They are great cameras and very easy to use. I also have the Noblex 120 version which I am using.

    www.imagezonegallery.com
     
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    Looks fine to me. I have to tilt my head to one side!:laugh:

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    Would you give me the contact information for Tempe Camera Repair please. I do not want to go to the wrong place.
     
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    Sorry, I just rotate my eyeballs around the pupil axis, but if you can't then each to their own.
     
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    The film should have been rotated every couple of years in the freezer. That would have allowed it to produce images that are viewable horizontally.
    I think you can fix that in Photoshop though, at least so I've heard.
     
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    ^^:laugh:^^




    Dam I gots ta git me wunna dem Wideluxes...
     
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    I did turn the film packages over once a year. I guess that is not often enough.

    What is this Photoshop of which you speak? Is it a device the sits in the freezer and rotates the film? How does one power it? I always thought that Photoshop was where one could buy cameras, lenses, film, paper, chemicals and other supplies as well as take film for processing. I could use a shop like that at home so that I would not have to order film over the internet or drive to FreeStyle in Los Angeles.
     
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    Iffin' yor gonna get a Lux, yous shood atlease getcha juan ov dem wide uns.