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  1. mmaria

    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Smena 8 and Superia expired 2009

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    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Ok... forgot to ask...

    Does it matter when did film expire?
    Do you say what year it expired? I just wrote what I saw, 2009 not really knowing is that relevant at all
     
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    limr Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Depends on how long it's been since its 'sell-by' date and how it was stored. You could shoot 20-year old film that was properly stored in a cold, dark place, and it will be fine. Probably a bit grainier than fresh and maybe showing some color shift, but still interesting.

    Or you could shoot 5-year-old film that was kept in someone's car glove compartment in Florida and it will be practically unusable.

    Well, unless it's Tri-X and then you have a good chance of getting something out of it, even if it's old and stored in unknown conditions. This is from a roll that sat in my brother-in-law's Pentax Spotmatic for probably at least 25 years. The camera was in a camera bag that was so old, the foam was disintegrating. Grainy, to be sure, but usable and interesting :)

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    Day 132 - Rooster
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    mmaria Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I remember that photo :)

    thanks for explaining... I'm keeping those films in the closet, I assume that should be fine... or it needs to be in fridge?... because I read numerous times that you, film people, store films in the fridge
     
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    It probably doesn't matter that much if you are using the film (as opposed to storing it for later) but if it were me, I would put them in the fridge anyway. When you take a roll out to shoot, let it warm up a little before loading.
     
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    Oh yeah, and I love this shot! Very surreal.
     
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    Well done. Some photos tell a story, some photos just a simple sentence or two, but your images are like books.
     
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    glad you like it :586:
     
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    oh Gary... that's a really huge compliment!

    and.... I'll take it :1219:
     

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