Well, my hunt for the "better" film (or at least the one that delivers what I am after) is still very much in progress. [And actually in reading about what others were doing with Scala, I was secretly wondering what was driving people to make slides]. In any case, I think that some of the prints that I have seen were prints made from negatively developed Scala, and some of these prints definitely displayed a unique, lively contrast and a splendid luminosity that is not so easily captured. I am developing pretty much into a three or four tone printer, I think. Hence, I became very interested in the strange but delightful properties of Scala.
Originally Posted by coigach
I am indeed concerned about Scala freshness. It seems that here in Germany the local sellers have figured out that the best way to deal with slow sales is to ignore expiration dates or issues. One seller here insists that his 20 ASA film is so slow that he does not have to indicate an expiration date at all. I think that means that he is selling a lot of old stock. And there is a lot of Scala around here with 2014 expiration dates. Well, I bought some today. Soon I will know.