worth a try?

Discussion in 'B&W: Film, Paper, Chemistry' started by jmdavis, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. jmdavis

    jmdavis Member

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    I have spent 6 years away from photography. While doing some cleaning tonight I came across two boxes of J&C 8x10 (one of 200 and one of 400) in a drawer. It's been in there for at least 6 years. Do you guys think that it's worth a try. Or do you think I'm going to spend hours loading, exposing and developing with no return.

    Thanks for any thoughts,

    Mike
     
  2. Kevin Caulfield

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    It should be fine. There may be some fogging, but it's definitely worth testing. Six years is not really that long.
     
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    Take a couple of shots and see if the fog interferes with your shadow values. If so, just overexpose the film a bit; 2/3 stop usually does it for me.

    Best,

    Doremus