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    5 year old Velvia, any good?

    I will be receiving axp 30 rolls of Velvia next week and was wondering if it would be good? I haven't checked the dates (it's free) and the person told me they haven't shot anything since 2004. It was stored in a box, no freezer or anything. If the film is not good i still can cross process it.

    Thanks

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    i have shot old velveeta ---
    sheets, shelf stored for years ...
    i didn't really have much trouble with it
    but maybe my use was a little different than yours ?

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    I found some ten year old EPP in a shoe box a few years back. Speed, color and contrast were like new.

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    shoot some for a test, or just send it all to me instead. Velvia stores well in the fridge but I can't vouch for room temp. I've been shooting epp lately (the original double-sided readyloads) that expired in 1991. It's awesome, but it's always been frozen.
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    No I think they would be totally useless. Please send them all to me for proper disposal :-)

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    Thanks for the info. I will shoot it and get it processed. If its bad i will have allot of fun cross processing it.

    Thanks again.

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    I've had Velvia of that sort of age shifted distinctly magenta.



 

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