I've just recieved a pile of film from Silverprint, (FP4 and D3200) where the expiry on the 120 film is around mid 2009. This matches previouse 120 HP5 film, which has always had about 20 months or so until expiry.
However all of the FP4 and HP5 film I have purchaced in the last few months, has had an expiry of around 2011, seemingly twice as long as the roll film.
Is 120 film shorter lived than 135, or have I been consistently recieving 2 year old 120 film. Is this because the metal cartridge for 135 film provides better protection for the film?
I've only ordered from silverprint and 7dayshop previously, so I find it hard to believe that either of them have such common films sitting on the shelf for 2 years, as they would need mightily big shelves.