My lazy Expired film (just) thread

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by hoffy, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. hoffy

    hoffy Member

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    Howdy,

    I know, I should search, but I cannot find specifics.

    I have some expired (by about 6 months) bits and pieces (all Fuji):

    Sensia 200
    Provia 100
    Pro 400H

    These films have been stored in the refrigerator (not the freezer).

    I am assuming that they should be marginally OK. But for How long?

    Cheers
     
  2. Krzys

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    Years
     
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    Yes, years.
     
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    For a long time. 6 months is nothing to be concern about.

    Jeff
     
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    How about some Efke 25 black-and-white sheet film I found in a closet. It's been there about a year . . .
     
  6. hoffy

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    Good 'o'.
     
  7. DanielStone

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    I'm using efke film that expired in 2006, so ha!

    still perfectly fine. This box I'm shooting up now has been through x-ray machines(of all kinds) in Mexico, Peru, and Costa Rica(missions trips this past year), also the US.

    still perfect. you shouldn't worry about any of it.

    I got Astia and Provia from 1999(frozen, then refrigerated since 2005), still perfect.

    -Dan
     
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    I found 20 rolls of 220 Portra 160NC expired in 2007, but frozen, on Craigslist for $40. I'm poor, I could use some good cheap film. Is it worth it?
     
  9. Rick A

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    Offer the seller half the asking price, be prepared to pay full. Be willing to dicker -- two bucks a roll is decent even for expired frozen film.

    Rick
     
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    Got some film that expired in 1986. It was not my film and the confused look he gave me when I asked, told me it was no where near a frige in its life AND...............drum roll.............. it was fogged. Where you expecting a different out come ??
     
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    Freeze 'em, and soon. They keep way longer frozen.

    Still, not expired enough, given the decent storage, to worry much. But don't keep them forever.