I have access to some very expired Ektachrome 400 EL that was frozen since date of purchase in the late 80's and early 90's. It was all dated when purchased and frozen. Is this something I should try? Also, what do you think it would be worth, $1.00/roll or less?
Among these, anything I should try out? Not fo anything really important, just goofing off or teaching others without wasting $4/roll.
4 rolls Ektachrome 400 EL 135-24 exp date 11-90 purchased and frozen 11-89
3 rolls Ektachrome 400 EL 135-36 exp date 3-82 purch/frozen 11-83
3 rolls Ektachrome P800/1600 EES 135-36 exp date 12-91 purch/frozen 5-91
4 rolls Ektachrome 400 EL 135-36 exp date 2-92 purch/frozen 5-91
14 rolls Ektachrome 64 EL 127 exp 5-82 no purch/frozen date on this bag
5 rolls Ektachrome 64 ER 110-20 exp 5-82 purch/frozen 6-82
3 rolls Kodachrome 64 KR 110-20 exp 12-80 purch/frozen 1-80
3 rolls Kodachrome 64 KR 110-20 exp 10-80 purch/frozen 1-80
There are also two rolls of B&W film
1 roll Ilford FP4 120 exp 5-85
1 roll Ilford FP4 135-36 exp 10-83
despite the price, is it worth your TIME?
Well, I would likely cross process it just goofing around. I don't shoot for money and I carry a camera with me every day anyways. I don't develop myself and my local lab only chargs $4/roll anyways, so time isn't my concern.
I just wasn't sure if there was a limit to the amount of time film can be frozen and still viable. I dont expect it to be perfect, but still shootable. Curious though, what would film this old be worth? I'm mainly interestd in the 135.
Give it a shot,have fun-laugh at the naysayers and their obsession with shadow detail.
I've paid $1 per roll of 36 for old chromes and have been happy.
Paid that much for some old TMAX and been just as happy with that.
I say go for it and see what happens. Have fun, that's why you are out there.
Ok, I'll make the guy an offer just to play with it. The lab owner has an old 127 camera she'd loan me to play with too. What the hell, right?!
Maybe I'll go find all the good graffiti spots and shoot those then cross pocess to see how the colors shift.
If you buy current E-6 film in bulk, you can end up as low as 2$ per roll.
Would you by chance release some of that 127 to me?
If not, could you at least save the rolls and backing paper? I'm going to be re-rolling some for my yashika 44 and need anything I can get :)
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