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    Acros Shelf LIfe

    I just bought a box of Acros film and it is to expire on 5/2014. That's not all that far into the future so I'm wondering what is the typical shelf life of this film. Is it usually 2 years or so? Are all films roughly made with a 2 year shelf life or do they all vary?

    I'm not worried about this particular box. I doubt it will last me more than 2 weeks. I'm just curious.

    Thanks!

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    Dear RattyMouse,

    We put a film expirery date ( not shelf life ) of between 3 and 5 years at manufacture, dependant on product ie type and iso rating ( speed ). As all APUGGERS know, most films, correctly stored will remain usable after these dates.

    To the best of my knowledge KODAK and FUJI use very similar periods.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simon R Galley View Post
    Dear RattyMouse,

    We put a film expirery date ( not shelf life ) of between 3 and 5 years at manufacture, dependant on product ie type and iso rating ( speed ). As all APUGGERS know, most films, correctly stored will remain usable after these dates.

    To the best of my knowledge KODAK and FUJI use very similar periods.

    Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited.
    Hi Simon!

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, expiry date is a much better term than shelf life. I should have said that instead.

    I bought some Delta 3200 last weekend. It's date of expiry is 5/2015. I doubt that film will make it past this weekend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RattyMouse View Post
    I just bought a box of Acros film and it is to expire on 5/2014. That's not all that far into the future so I'm wondering what is the typical shelf life of this film.
    I have a few boxes of Acros 100 that are over eight years past the expiry date stored in the freezer. As with most films (IR and high speed excluded), keep it cool and it will last for years.

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    It's slow and B&W
    Put it in the fridge and it'll be fine (or shoot it and buy more)

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    you could also do a search on expired film and find dozens of previous threads on the subject.
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    How is Acros pronounced? Thanks, Chip

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    Shot a roll of EKFE R17 this summer that had been freezer stored and expired in 1986. Looked better than more current R25. but the faster the film, the faster it goes "off"
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    Slow films last a very long time.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

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    Quote Originally Posted by chip j View Post
    How is Acros pronounced? Thanks, Chip
    Ack-rose
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