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11-15-2010, 07:38 AM   #31
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Speaking of film life, as I have been stuck at home, I've taken to scanning more old slides. I just ran a batch of no-name slide film from 1976. Man, do I wish I'd had the money and the good sense back then to put Kodachrome through that old Vivitar screw-mount body. Lots of spots, perhaps mold, and I'm actually needing the ROC and GEM functions of the NikonScan. On the other hand, it is amazing I have images this interesting after 35 years, the first ten years of which was in a basement in Texas.

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Speaking of film life; someone I bumped into very recently who was an arts major in college gave me several rolls of Fujichrome 64T, one roll of Ektachrome 320T (dated 08/1997 for expiration; the Fujichrome was dated for 2006) and an orphaned roll of Ektachrome 100 all kept in a refrigerator. I'm curious about whether the 320T has deteriorated before shooting it (about $30 here for processing and high res scan a roll). My thinking is the Fujichrome is probably okay, but the 13 years out of date Kodak I dunno...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Blue Quote
That length of time would be fine as long as there are no light leaks and not stored in high temps.
If you have light leaks in your camera, no time period is safe.
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Kodak Technical Information Bulletin: Storage and Handling of Unprocessed Film

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11-17-2010, 08:48 PM   #35
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QuoteOriginally posted by jimH Quote
If you have light leaks in your camera, no time period is safe.
Holy shit, its Captain Obvious . . .

The point was that if those criteria were met, some good results could be had.


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Thanks for the link, Chris. I plan to shoot a roll of the Fujichrome soon (the lab that the camera shop uses is having mechanical problems; slide mounter and scanner are kaput; maybe three weeks) but the 320T is most likely not worth saving.
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FWIW, my recent rummaging through old shoeboxes for 30 year old scanning subjects has led me to believe the 3M house-branded films are the worst slides for holding up over the years. Next in line is Agfachome, which is hit or miss. My 30 year old Ektachrome 64 slides have done quite well, while the Fujichrome and Kodachromes from that era are impeccable.
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