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    How old is this film?

    Hi guys
    Just got an old 100ft roll of Ektachrome.
    It does not have an expiry date.
    Does anyone know when this film is from?
    Also, what ISO should I shoot at?
    The picture is attached
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    I would load a short load of maybe 20 exposures and test by using different ISO settings on the camera.
    Either set up a scene, or choose one to photograph. make 2 or 3 exposures at EI 25, then 2 or 3 at 50, then 20 or 3 at 100, then finally at 200.
    After processing youwil be able to easily decide which is better for this roll of film. As for the expiration date, I can't help you.
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    Ektachrome Professional 200 EPD (5036). Judging by the label, possibly from the early 80's. Will be interesting to see how much color shift there is since I see there's another one for sale up on the 'bay and the seller doesn't say how it was stored.

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    It looks like Extachrome 5036 which is ISO 200.

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    Since it is a higher (200) ISO (ASA) Film & outdated by easily 25 years, the Film lost a considerable amount of speed.
    I would start at 100 ISO & work down to as low as 3 ISO ( as B&W Infrared Film), expect a heavy color shift also.
    Doesn't hurt to experiment, although I wouldn't photograph a important assignment with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ektachrome View Post
    Hi guys
    Just got an old 100ft roll of Ektachrome.
    It does not have an expiry date.
    Does anyone know when this film is from?
    Also, what ISO should I shoot at?
    The picture is attached
    Thanks
    Ektachrome
    It's marked E4 this was phased out in 1976, when the less toxic E6 process took over, that means your film is at least 36 years old, although it could be considerably older. The label style would be common to that age of film. The E4 process is no longer available, if you want to use the film, your probably best to try a B&W negative process, although if it's a faster film it could be fogged to the point of no longer being usable.
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    It's E-6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kerne View Post


    It's E-6.
    It looked like E-8 to me, but I knew it could not be that. I was sure that it was not E-4.

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    It is definitely E6.
    Thanks for the ideas.
    When my SLR is fixed, I will experiment.
    Can anyone suggest a starter ISO?
    Thanks
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