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    Oh man...this film is probably long dead right?

    So I bought a darkroom off a guy who's dad was a professional photographer. They closed the studio last year and this stuff has been sitting in his garage for a year, I'm going to guess the summer heat killed this stuff.

    The Ektachrome dates back to '79, the other films range until early 90s. Such a shame most of them are unrolled 100'.

    I'm probably going to test some and develop at home, any tips on trying to recover expired film? Or is it not even worth doing, he basically gave this stuff to me with the other things I bought.


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    The P3200 is more than likely past gone.
    30 year old Ektachrome might have some life in it for weird pushing and cross processing, sell it on fleabay with "perfect for lomo" written all over it and you'll get some decent cash for it.

    The 4x5 with a silver top looks a bit like the packaging for Plus-X, which could be fine. If you don't want it i'll have it.
    The ortho film should also be good too, sometimes a bit of fog just acts like a pre-flash and you get a decent contrast out of it.
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.

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    Boy, I'd sure take a whack at shooting and developing some of it. A potential treasure trove. Dinosaurs raised from the grave.

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    The remote control units might have some use if they work with your TV, else they are just junk.

    As for the film - Spend the rest of the weekend testing. You might be surprised as to what is still OK.

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    The ortho film, recording film and slide copy Ektachrome should be alright. The really fast stuff probably not so much.

    If it's too junky for you to use (any of it), I'd be interested.

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    its all probably still good. just test it.
    i just processed 20 year old color 120 film in
    caffenol c spiked with ansco 130
    and a bunch of other film the same way ..
    came out fine ...

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    When testing the 3200, I would assume a lot of speed loss. If you shoot it as 400ISO it may be able to cut through the fog and actually be usable (if difficult).
    I've shot loads of very expired Tmax and Plus-X and always had it come out just fine (sometimes harder to work with than if it was fresh, but still very usable).

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_c5x4 View Post
    The remote control units might have some use if they work with your TV, else they are just junk.

    As for the film - Spend the rest of the weekend testing. You might be surprised as to what is still OK.
    LMAO! You're not far from the truth I can barely use those remotes as is..I've got basic cable for guests...I barely watch any TV.

    Yeah I'm going to have to get one of those lloyd bulk loaders...most of this stuff is 100' roll film. But I can't wait to try some of this stuff out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jspillane View Post
    When testing the 3200, I would assume a lot of speed loss. If you shoot it as 400ISO it may be able to cut through the fog and actually be usable (if difficult).
    I've shot loads of very expired Tmax and Plus-X and always had it come out just fine (sometimes harder to work with than if it was fresh, but still very usable).
    That's awesome, good to know!

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    For the guys interested in this stuff, if I'm being realistic there's no way I'm going to go through potentially 11-12 canisters of 100' film. Once I get a bulk loader and a bunch of cartridges I'll load a few different ones up and test them out. If the films ok, and you guys are down to cover the shipping and the cost of a few cartridges, I'll send some of this stuff out. I really just stumbled onto this stuff so why not share some of the fun.

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