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    5 year old Ektachrome

    Is 5 year old Ektachrome worth exposing and processing? It has not been frozen- mostly stored at room temperature during that time.

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    Yes. I've seen frozen stuff from the early 90's and it looks fine. Some folks even say they prefer "seasoned" film that is a year or so out of date. Best bet, shoot a roll and see for yourself.
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    In my opinion its worth a shot. (no pun intended)
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    "The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance." ~Ansel Adams

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    It is worth a shot. I would expect it to have bule blacks and be a little thin over all if it is epp, epr or epn. If it is e100 (whatever flavour) it might be a little pink and and thin.

    At one time I thought outdated chromes might be the holy grail for crossprossesing -- I was wrong.

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    I purchased outdated Ektachrome on eBay, did my first E-6 processing, and think that the result is worth the money. Based on my very short experience, the E-6 temperature control plays bigger role than the age of film. With modern scanners and Photoshop you can easily do corrections. Have a look at my first E-6 experiments http:/www.personal.inet.fi/koti/cambo/

    BR, L&Scape

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    I wouldn't take them on my once-in-a-lifetime trip to inner Mongolia, but you'll get images. You'll likely get less D-max and a slight shift to magenta. You might even compensate a bit by underexposing 1/3 stop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Land Scape
    With modern scanners and Photoshop you can easily do corrections. Have a look at my first E-6 experiments http:/www.personal.inet.fi/koti/cambo/

    BR, L&Scape
    Why is it every new member tells us how even if its not right, don't worry be happy, you can fix it on the computer!!!!!!!!!!

    That was not what the question was about, come on APUG = analog photograhy users group...

    Geeze!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
    Why is it every new member tells us how even if its not right, don't worry be happy, you can fix it on the computer!!!!!!!!!!
    Because new members have not been initiated in the taboos of this specific tribe called APUG. You really can't blame the man, he's printing his own things, more than some here can say....(including us). Ease up a little on the newbies, Dave, Sean needs the money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by medform-norm
    Because new members have not been initiated in the taboos of this specific tribe called APUG. You really can't blame the man, he's printing his own things, more than some here can say....(including us). Ease up a little on the newbies, Dave, Sean needs the money.
    I am not trying to be hard on him, but it seems as if it is getting more and more common for people to do this and other things that are not quite kosher in this particular community, granted he may print his own stuff, but I am just saying, I don't quite understand how people don't read the purpose of this system clearing stated in the entrance to the website, again, not trying to be hard on any new member, just stating the obvious, I always welcome new members as I feel as a group we can learn alot from each other, that is what I love about this place.



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    Dave, your banana-man is giving away all of my best dance moves! Is nothing truly sacred?

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