Expired Film

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Dave Green, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    Old film.

    During a clearout today I happened across some old expired 35mm film.

    Provia 100F - Expired 2008

    AGFA HDC Plus 400 - no date but from same era

    Ilford PanF 50 - no date but from same era

    And an exposed Ilford Delta 400 - ditto

    The PanF has been sat on a shelf out of its box. The rest have been in the dark inside their canisters.

    Would you bother using them? If so do I need to do anything like adjust the ASA on camera? Is it worth having the Delta 400 processed?
  2. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

    Use it! Develop the Delta 400! I wouldn't bother adjusting ASA, I'd just shoot at the box speed. I think there is some guideline for adjusting ASA for an expired film but I can't remember what it is. However, these aren't THAT old! Yeah,...I'd shoot at box speed Dave.
  3. Dave Green

    Dave Green Well-Known Member

    Thanks Brian - gonna load the Provia into one of my Nikons (probably the FA) and take it to Liverpool tomorrow - that and a new roll of Delta 100 in the Yashica Electro.

    I'll probably take the X100 too as I need a shot of the day for my 365 but it will essentially be a film day.
  4. Pete Askew

    Pete Askew Admin

    I would. The colours may have shifted a bit and the contrast will have gone down (as the flog level cam up) but it will pretty good I'd expect.
  5. Russ Butner

    Russ Butner Active Member

    How did the expired film turn out?

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