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    6 Rolls of Techpan 120

    Greetings,

    I have had 6 rolls of Techpan in the freezer since 96. I still even have unopened technidol. Will the developer still be ok?

    I've just bought (last week) and Fuji GF670W. I'm thinking it might be time to use the TP. But I'm nervous of wasting it! How valuable do you think it is?

    Daniel.

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    You know what? Stuff it, how about just photos of the kids, family and lego deathstars

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    Since 1996...? 16 years...?
    Possibly has become embrittled or sloppy, maybe stained from frost... any manner of damage. Just take out one roll. Thaw in a sealed plastic bag for 8 hours then load it and shoot. But don't shoot an important event. There's a lot of little things to be learnt from this experiment.


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    If you are worried about the developer you could try this alternative:

    http://stores.photoformulary.com/-st...per/Detail.bok
    Dave

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    It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up, It's all mixed up."

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    Which Technidol is it, the liquid or the powder? I've found that the liquid in the small 1-2ml packets can last for a long time without degrading, whereas I have no experience with the powder. As for the film, odds are it's fine. Thaw and open one roll and look for signs of moisture on the backing paper. If there is some, tread carefully. If there's none, odds are that the film will shoot as good as the day you bought it.
    "Panic not my child, the Great Yellow Father has your hand"--Larry Dressler

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    Should be fine -- I have used older in a Diana camera. What's a little base fog, anyway!

    I'll be testing for base fog on a 4x5 sheet of Tech Pan tonight. Not refridgerated, use-by-date of 04/1996. If it is half-way decent, I'll photograph some redwoods with it tomorrow!

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    At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.

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    Techpan even if it was stored in a basement should be more than ok.
    Last roll of Techpan that I shot a few years ago was circa 1985 and it came out perfect!
    I used Tetenal Dokumol - they are still manufacturing it and its available at most places. Also, I have used Rodinal with Techpan as well - works great!

    Good luck

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    i will be monitoring this thread as I have 3 rolls that may or may not have been fridge kept and am touring the state of Florida to shoot them through my Mamiya 645 1000s
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit, under the knife for a bit
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    I wish I had had the chance to work with this and many other interesting film that are long gone.

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    Rodinal 1+100 will also work.
    (Have 2-3 rolls TP in my freezer too..)

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