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    16-year-old Elite Chrome 200 - any tips?

    Hello all

    I managed to get a brick of old Elite Chrome 200 for a good price off eBay... the film expired in 1997.

    I'm a fan of cross-processing and expired film, so this isn't a problem, but i'm just wondering if there are any development/exposure tricsk anyone might have... has anyone ever cross-processed slide that's been expired so long?

    Many thanks in advance.

    S

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    You could just try a few shots of under and overexposure by a stop and process regularly and see what you get.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

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    Run it through a Holga or a Diana for a true, old world hipster effect, repleat with casts and weird colour shifts. No need then for Instagram!

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    If you wish to make a negative: Cut off about 2 inches of unexposed film and place in your camera. Make exposure at about EI 50. Develop in C-41 for 20% longer If too dense, adjust accordingly. - David Lyga

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    besides doing what has already been suggested ...
    i usually over expose it by a little bit,
    and process it b/w developer to get
    a b/w negative .. being slide film it will have a yellowish
    cast and be nearly impossible to print, unless you are in the 21st century.
    i use coffee developer ( caffenol c with a oz of print developer in it ) but any developer will do the same thing ...
    the grain is very nice and different from b/w and what it looks like as a chrome ...
    i have examples if you click on my avatar, and looksy on the left, at one of my "albums" ...

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    Just make sure you process it promptly after exposing. A few years ago I shot some older Sensia and Velvia. Those processed quickly were fine, those in which I waited a month or so to process had color shifts and overall yellowing. Might not be the same for Elite Chrome but best I mention it....
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