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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)23:20 UTC+1 No.2349037 Report

Hey /p/, just dug up some expired film in the garage. I don't use black and white but I found some ISO400 black and white film, doesn't look usable but I'm not sure, pls clarify

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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)23:29 UTC+1 No.2349039 Report

>>2349037
The expiration date is on the end of the film, so you should pull it all out. When you know the exp. date, you can guess if it still is okay to use.
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Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)23:32 UTC+1 No.2349041 Report

>>2349039
Expired awhile ago, it was new in box. 2010 expiration.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)00:28 UTC+1 No.2349055 Report

>>2349041
2010 is nothing. Try 1986 (this one was shot and developed in 2008 fyi). I have a whole fridge shelf of pre-1990 stuff and just grab one every now and then. Unless it was stored like next to a heater you'll be hard pressed to notice any difference, as long as you're just shooting for fun. The only problem is getting the right developing time, but for that I just shoot and cut a 12 frame strip and dip it for 10 minutes in my usual soup and then guesstimate the required adjustment. Usually I need very little finetuning on subsequent rolls because you need to try really hard to screw them up beyond repair.

tl;dr: load it up and have fun.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)04:13 UTC+1 No.2349189 Report

>>2349055
It was stored in a hot garage for years... Probably is dead.
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Eureka 06/26/14(Thu)04:45 UTC+1 No.2349209 Report

>>2349189
that sounds like it would take suuuper shit photos, in the cool way
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)05:08 UTC+1 No.2349234 Report

>>2349037
why did you pull the leader so far out?

but honestly unless it spent time in 100 degree temperatures for weeks at a time it's probably fine. b&w film lasts a long time. just overexpose and you'll be fine.

here's tri-x 400 that expired in like 2002 and most likely wasn't stored properly
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)05:11 UTC+1 No.2349238 Report

>>2349234
I didn't mean to do it, just pulled it too hard.
And... it probably did spend a bunch of time in 100 degree weather. I think it was purchased in... '02? And it's been in the garage for 12 years. It's humid as fuck in there, so I guess I answered my own question.
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)05:35 UTC+1 No.2349259 Report

>>2349238
rate it at like 50 shoot a bunch of snapshits and develop it in caffenol or something
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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)06:10 UTC+1 No.2349304 Report
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>>2349037 Seriously...
>>2349037
Seriously expired film only fogs and loses sensitivity. Some LF fags have taken photos using half a century (or more) expired film / plates. If you find old unexposed film use it or sell it in ebay for ludicrously high price.

And develop old exposed film you came across.

(I found this exposed colour sheet inside an old film holder, and cross developed it in Rodinal. Too bad the photo is not very interesting, but the decay is.)

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Anonymous 06/26/14(Thu)09:31 UTC+1 No.2349367 Report

>>2349037
This is 20 years+ expired tmax. Apart from being fairly low contrast it's perfectly usable.
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