I just bought 200 rolls 120 ACROS. It came in two cases, one case dated 8-2009 and the other case dated 9-2009. In 2005 I bought 100 rolls of 120 AGFA 100 and it was dated 9/2010. So it would seem that the film I bought going on 3 years ago is fresher than the film I got today. What is up with that? Does that mean that I am getting the tail end of a huge batch of ACROS that was produced sometime prior to 2005? Does it mean that ACROS doesn't give as distant a fresh date as Agfa did? Does Agfa keep better than ACROS? Is this possibly why ACROS pricing has been holding steady for so long... because they have a lot of film they have to move?
Does anyone have an insight in this? Thanks