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03-08-2011, 02:43 PM   #1
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Old film - but how old?

I acquired (free) some old film in the plastic containers but I don't see any expiration date. If they are out of the box is there any way to tell how old they are. It's good film and I think it was kept in freezer but how old is it?? (Fuji Superia 800)

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentastic Quote
I acquired (free) some old film in the plastic containers but I don't see any expiration date. If they are out of the box is there any way to tell how old they are. It's good film and I think it was kept in freezer but how old is it?? (Fuji Superia 800)
Depends on how it was stored. If you've got a lot of it, shoot a roll, process it and see what you get. Pretty cheap experiment.
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I second jimH post, test it before you use it for anything important. I had about a dozen rolls of expired film all about the same age (expired by 2 years), some were kept in a cool environment (basement) and some were kept at about 70 degrees. The film I kept in the basement was fine but the film kept at 70 degrees showed terrible grain clumping on a 5X7. Good luck
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