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    Sharing some images shot in Plux-X(expired on 1969)

    Hello! I have always been intrigued by the different looks of expired film that I see. Some have very different looks and some look as if they were not expired. I am also preparing the same endeavor for color film, I have a few rolls in a garbage bag on my roof that is constantly being exposed to the elements for a few days now. Iin my search of very out of date BW films, a kind APUGer has sent me a couple of rolls of PlusX that has expired last 1969. I just wanted to share my experience with it. I developed it in replenished Xtol for 5mins. I rated the film as ISO 64. BTW, what I want to show is not something scientific or technical, I just wanted to share my experience. Comments and your experiences with very out of date film is welcome. Thank you.

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    *BTW these are scans, with no post processing in LR/PS

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    I like the results, I would like some of that out dated Plus-X

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    Also, are the negatives supposed to look thin? On the edges the marks (numbers and name of film) are almost invisible. Sadly I only have one roll left.

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    Plus-X 120 Expired 1978

    Here are some shots I took earlier this year on a roll of Plus-X that expired in 1978. Developed in HC-110 Dil. B at 64F degrees for 7 minutes. The chemistry was about ten years old, donated by a friend. Scanned with dust removal and small contrast adjustments.

    Taken with a Votarflex rudimentary faux-TLR, so no focusing and little exposure control. Fun, though. I have about 10 rolls left from the same batch so I will be able to experiment even further.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Votarflex-Plus-X-1978-05.jpg   Votarflex-Plus-X-1978-08.jpg   Votarflex-Plus-X-1978-04b.jpg  

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColdEye View Post
    Also, are the negatives supposed to look thin? On the edges the marks (numbers and name of film) are almost invisible. Sadly I only have one roll left.
    Don't forget, those edge markings were exposed on to the film about 35 years ago - some fading would seem to be unremarkable.
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    I shot a lot of Plus-X that was loaded in a bulk loader in 1989 then came into my possession.
    I found that by rating it at 64 and developing in ID11 I was VERY happy with it...

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    I've had great luck with Verichrome Pan that expired in the late 1960's and early 1970's. I've shot it @125 and developed it in Diafine (would shoot it @64 if I were to do it again), and also @25 developed in HC-110 dil. B for around 7:00 or so.

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    Thank your for the replies and those who shared pictures. One of the reasons that I use film is because I am fascinated with the film itself. It can be stored for decades and still be used with not much consequence. That is really cool.



 

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