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    Ektar 100 latent image keeping over 3 months

    Hi all,

    Wondering if anyone has information/experience about delayed development of Ektar 100 after exposure.
    More specifically, is a 3-month delay between exposure and development going to result in noticeable deterioration?

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    I have gone six months without a descernible problem.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    Measurable, yes. Noticeable, no, probably not even in a side-by-side comparison of identical exposures. I had some rolls that waited nearly 4 months before souping last year, no refrigeration, no discernible damage.

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    I shoot this mainly Spring and Fall, so an off-season shot or two might wait six months. No problem. Probably even a year wouldn't make much difference. But that presupposes reasonable storage conditions. Somewhere a few years back I read how Kodak had dramatically improved the latent qualities of the (then) new Portra films,
    or at least their tolerance for travel conditions, and assume Ektar has inherited this characteristic too.

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    Thanks for the advice folks.
    I'm going on a long trip and haven't left my film undeveloped for so long before-- certainly hope my film will hold up!

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    3 months is nothing.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Check my Gallery entry (flowers against red) and you will see a Kodak Ektar 100 shot that was processed 9 months after exposure.

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    agreed

    I regularly leave this film exposed but undeveloped for 6 months or more, and it's fine.



 

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