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    Which developer better to use for expired film?

    Hello here.

    I have few exposed rolls of expired Delta 100 and HP5+ (2007)
    Which developer and agitation time you can suggest for such film development and why?

    Thanks!

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    Assuming the films were not stored in a car trunk (boot) in a hot climate there should be no need to do anything different.
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    I can't speak for all films but some time ago I developed baby photos of my daughter who is now 26! The film was (now discontinued) Verichrome Pan and the developer was HC 110 dil b. The results were a lot better than expected. I used the normal development time for that film/developer combination. There was some fog and reduced contrast but the result was an easily scannable negative. Try Ilford's recommendation for HC-110.

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    For film that recent (2007 really isn't that old), using your normal development should be fine. I've recently shot some poorly stored Tri-X that expired in '96 and it was fine with my usual developer. For truly old film, HC-110 usually gets the nod.

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    i use ansco 130
    it is like dektol but with some glycin in it ..
    130 is a mix your own developer, and i have a feeling
    you won't be able to get glycin in the ukraine
    dektol works well too with fog .. ( from what i hear )
    1:7 7mins, or 1:10 10 mins ..

    i only shoot expired film, some of it 10, 20-30 years old..

    your actual mileage may vary though

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    Fog will not be an issue with film expired in 2007.
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