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    Outdated film

    I've recently been given about twentyrolls of Fujichrome Velvia 50 120 format. However, it is about a year to eighteem months out of date. The film has not been fridgerated, but has been kept away from sunlight in a coolish room. My main interests are landscape and architecture. My question is: Will this film still be useable, or would it be best to trash can it?

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    By all means shoot a test roll. You should rate it at ?????? . Brain freeze. I sure another member has the answer. It's either a bit slower or a tad faster.

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    And if you don't like the test results cross process the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy
    By all means shoot a test roll. You should rate it at ?????? . Brain freeze. I sure another member has the answer. It's either a bit slower or a tad faster.

    Mike
    I have always shot my velvia 50 at ISO 40 and processed normally..if the film has been in a cool room and not got hot, should not give many problems, as Nick and Mike said, shoot a test roll to make sure all is okay.

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    I would be curious to find out as well. I have several unused rolls of Porta 160 VC with an expiration date of 09/2005 in my fridge (they were in the salad drawer which I never use). They have been in my fridge for about a year now.

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    or if yer really paranoid send it to one of us (Typically, unless that film was sitting in the trunk of your car for a few months during the summer, it'll normally be just fine, thinking like 70F and below for that whole time.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by snegron
    I would be curious to find out as well. I have several unused rolls of Porta 160 VC with an expiration date of 09/2005 in my fridge (they were in the salad drawer which I never use). They have been in my fridge for about a year now.
    You should have no problems then, refrigerated film can last years past the expiration, freezed film seems to last pratically forever. Just allow a couple hours for it to thaw before removing from the foil, you dont want condensation.
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    ara g used to work for a photo store delivering between stores in the van.
    he made this post a while back regarding film and heat ..

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum37/17151-film-heat.html

    have fun with your film!

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    I, too, have a ton of Velvia 50 that is expired. I had been keeping it refrigerated, but a trusted professional camera store owner told me a while back that this particular film did not keep well cold that it would be better to keep it at room temp. At that point I shot a couple of rolls so he could check film speed for me and it was staying still at about 50. I haven't used any since and just gave about 10 rolls away the other day to someone who can help me use it up. On Gary Beasley's recommendation I am going to get a C-41 kit and try cross-processing some of it. Since I am more of a b&w shooter, the Velvia is my playing around film--although it could be said that all my film is my playing around film :-)

    I am sure my response has only added to the cofusion.

    Cheers,

    Sunny
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    I have always cold stored my velvia and never had any problems with it at all, I just shot some that had been in my freezer since 99 and it shot and processed with no problems at all, I wonder why he was saying it doesn't cold store well?

    R.

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