Originally Posted by Andre Noble
i don't think it has anything to do with intuition or imagination.
it is a GAMBLE that the film you buy today will still be good 10, 15 or 30years down the road.
you used 20 years and georg16nik said 30 years ...
more people are interested in a sure thing ( tested methods &c ) not "feelings"
and earlier in this thread you said you "felt" long stored film would still be good.
i can understand where PDJ stands. he wants to see your tests and results from your dry run.
i know i wouldn't invest much money in a film hoarding dream / feeling.
storing film is more in the film investment ... its equipment and energy ... ( &c. )
people might think you are a sandwich short of a picnic for investing a ton of money in
something that is unproven and untested, just a "feeling" ( i'm from new england as well )
good idea or bad, it really doesn't matter much ...
i hope you can burn through all your film before the color is impossible to process
(unless you plan on using drug store products like hair dye ) ...
AND your b/w is 1/4 its original speed with fog thicker than pea soup!
you might consider getting a jump on it by learning how to process your film in ansco 130.
i know, people think it is a print developer ... it might take a little tweaking but it will help with 30 year fog.
i've processed shelf stored 20 year old film in it with very little almost NO fog ...
some people suggest freezing GLYCIN works, i'd work on that too ... cause some say it loses life ... ( always naysayers ! )
personally, i would process it all in coffee with a teaspoon of ansco 130 in it
it will process better than conventional developers and coffee will still be around ( you will already be hoarding ansco 130 )
if you can't find the coffee, ask me in 30 years i have about 65lbs in my garage i will be happy to sell you some of it on ebay
if you need info/proof about the developers, let me know,
i have 12 years of ansco130 film and about 7 years of coffee-film
all with non frozen, shelf stored expired film
Last edited by jnanian; 11-14-2012 at 08:59 PM. Click to view previous post history.