Fun with expired film

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  1. a.rodgers

    a.rodgers TPF Noob!

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    expired film creates color flaws that i think can be really interesting at times, but then again can also ruin a good photo.

    here are two from fujifilm X-TRA that expired in 2005

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    Interesting photos of bland subjects which demonstrate a good range of colour. :)
     
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    jbylake Dodging the Men in Black Supporting Member

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    It's fun. Most of the time that I've used expired film, I had a local shop give me a bunch, I still get perfect results, as far as the film goes. A couple of times though, I've gotten results somewhat similiar to yours, and it's just a crap shoot to see what you're going to get, or as Forest said, "life is like a box of chocolates........."

    J.:lol:
     
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    After a roll of film is shot, how log can it be kept before development? What are the possible risks to the roll if kept too long before development?
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have kept some until it got near the expiration date then deveoped it with no problems. Depends on how it is stored. If you leanve it in your car then it goes bad faster from the constant temperature changes. If you use expired film then get it processed soon after it is shot.
     
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    I have 8 -10 rolls ox film I shot 5 plus years ago. It was not expired when I shot it. It has been kept in a cool and dry area.
     
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    Sooooooo cool!! I def. want to try this now!! problem is.... where do you get your hands on some expired film? Im gonna have to buy some and wait! :er:
     
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    I am sure that I have some expired film at the house. I will have to break out the old Minolta SLR.
     
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    AaramSafai TPF Noob!

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    lol lucky! I really wanna try this! post the pics when your done! I wanna see more expired film shots.
     
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    all i use is expired film, 3 bucks a roll cant beat it.
     
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    a.rodgers TPF Noob!

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    i got a whole freezer full for free from a local newspaper company :er:
     
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    I have recently been using 5x4 film from 1983 and hand developing it, really takes photography back to basics, theres a few samples here:

    Jak Spedding Photography
     

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