A Question about 35 mm film and canisters

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    As Sparky mentioned ... if the 35mm cartridge has film sticking out of it then it may be unexposed ... unless you can see some creasing/bent in the film which may indicate that it was in a camera once.
    If you want to be safe ... just get all the film developed (not sure if Labs these days charge for blank rolls).

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    I think that is what I am going to do. I'm hoping to find a lab that does it on site. I have reason not to trust with images such as the ones that might be on here. Long story, but a photographer has a box of slides that came from Vietnam, or hopefully still has them. Not having much luck on getting them returned to me. I gave them to him at his business and he stated he would scan them for me at no charge because they were so historic. I told him I wanted to pay him and do it as a business transaction. Now he remembers that I just gave them to him because I no longer wanted them, which is unbelievable. He says he still has them and will return them to me. That was over a month ago. Anyway, I am having a trust problem now when it comes to extraordinary items.
     
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    What kind of film is it?
     
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    I don't have a clue. I did not take it out. The slide box he brought home were color slides, Kodak.
     
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    The type of film will be on the inner canister.

    If it's Kodachrome, you're basically out of luck.
     
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    I did not take them out of the canister.

    I just unzipped the one in leather and it hasn't been used. It just has "Kodak" printed on it. It doesn't specify Kodachrome.
     
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    You can safely take them out of the screw-top metal canister. Then you will know what type of film it is.
     
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    Yes, it's Kodachrome, so I guess I'm out of luck. I'll keep them anyway. I just opened one and looked at it. It has been exposed. The one in the leather case hasn't.
     

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    All is not lost if it's Kodachrome.

    It can't be developed as color slides........ but it can be developed as B&W negatives. Something I have done successfully.
     
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    That looks like Kodak Plus-X pan ... the PX label ... B&W ... still in the wrapper package, meaning it has not been opened/used.
    Hmm, I do not recall 35mm film in a wrapper ... must be before my time.

    Old Kodachrome looks like:
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    Thanks for your info. I just found one service online, Process One, that will do it, although they charge a fee if no photos are developed. That is fair with me, as I don't expect people to work for free. They also have electronic delivery, Compact Disc, plus they return the negatives through mail. I haven't looked, but I wouldn't doubt they're not the only one. I would be completely happy with any image I could get out of them, no matter black and white or color. Thanks again.
     
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    That one might have been. I opened up a container and definitely saw Kodachrome written on it. I just opened the other and it actually looks to be a roll of negatives. I quickly closed it back up when I saw that.
     

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