Developer Expiry Date

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  1. benjyman345

    benjyman345 TPF Noob!

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    Hi,

    I have some Agfa Rodinal B&W Film Developer left over which has not been mixed up with water and is in original container. I can not see any expiry dates listed on the container or the box so I presume it should be ok to use?

    The stop bath and fixer I presume also will be ok as they do not seem to have an expiry date.

    Just wanted to confirm this as I havent done any film developing in a year or 2 and don't want to ruin my film.

    Thanks!
     
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    Garbz No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    As far as I know if it's still in powered form it has a limitless shelflife. It's only when it's mixed that it expires and the datasheet for the developer normally gives an indication of how long this is for a full bottle and for a half filled.

    That said Agfa's website is incredibly crap so I couldn't actually find a datasheet.
     
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    It is actually liquid concentrate form. I haven't diluted it myself.

    Anyway I have just developed a roll of film and it has come out... so thats good.

    thanks.
     
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    Consider the cost of new developer balanced against the loss of a really great negative on the undeveloped film.

    Then go throw out the old developer and buy a new bottle.
     

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