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Old 04-11-2014   #1
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I bought three rolls of Kodak Plus-X 35mm from Amazon, should get it in a day or two. Now I would think it is expired as this film in not made any more. Massive Dev Chart has D-76 1:1 for 7:00 min. and Rodinal 1:50 at 13:00 min. Do I need to increase or decrease the time since the film is expired? Temp will be at 68 degrees of course. Used this film all the time back in the early 80's when I first got into photography, loved this film, thirty years or so late I get back into film photography (no digital for me) and one of my favorite films (and the company??) are gone. As always thanks for the feedback and insight.

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How expired is it?
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Shoot it and develop it as you used to do unless it is 15+ years expired.
Plus-X is one film that I have found to mature incredible well. I had a chance to test some that had been stored in a garage in San Diego. Exp. date was 1999
It behaved just like fresh film with no speed loss or fog to speak of.
I bought a few bricks when it was discontinued and I think they will be fine in my freezer for a couple of decades.
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Shoot it and develop it as you used to do unless it is 15+ years expired.
Plus-X is one film that I have found to mature incredible well. I had a chance to test some that had been stored in a garage in San Diego. Exp. date was 1999
It behaved just like fresh film with no speed loss or fog to speak of.
I bought a few bricks when it was discontinued and I think they will be fine in my freezer for a couple of decades.
I like to hear that. I find that one stop more exposure for every 5-8 years for C-41 (which I send out) is about right. But I'm like above; the expired Kodak B&W is much more forgiving.

This is (I think Verichrome Pan) from around 1962 that was exposed and I develop with 10% more in HC-110. Most of the problems with this roll was being in the camera (light leaks) all those years:

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How expired is it?
I would guess 4-5 Kodak stop making this film about five years ago I believe but I may be mistaken
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I have been using some rolls of Plus X which expired in 1965 for a little while now:


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That's stand developed in Xtol at a dilution of 1:4. No agitation. Shot in a Olympus Stylus at 100ISO.
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Shoot it and develop it as you used to do unless it is 15+ years expired.
Plus-X is one film that I have found to mature incredible well. I had a chance to test some that had been stored in a garage in San Diego. Exp. date was 1999
It behaved just like fresh film with no speed loss or fog to speak of.
I bought a few bricks when it was discontinued and I think they will be fine in my freezer for a couple of decades.
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I would guess 4-5 Kodak stop making this film about five years ago I believe but I may be mistaken
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What Jan said. I would shoot 5 year expired ISO 100 film at the rated speed and develop as normal.
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Mike, your truck has a relative over here in Florida. This is Tri-X in Acufine though.

If it were me, I'd sacrifice one roll to a test, and know what I'd get on the other rolls. The problem with expired film is not how long it's expired, it's how it's been stored. You just don't know about that one, and heat is an issue. So, I'd test it.


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I had 3 rolls left and shot 2 of them this week. They are in my tank, ready to be developed. They expired only a couple years ago, so I don't expect any noticeable degradation. I am, however, a little sad to know these are the last (for me, anyway) of what truly was a wonderful film.
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