Ektachrome!!!! Expired, still good?
Old 08-31-2018   #1
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Ektachrome!!!! Expired, still good?

Picked up a cache of free expired film that has resided in a 30F refrigerator for awhile (2000-2005).

What has been everyone's experience with the expired former Ektachrome? Also...,There is a bunch of Provia... I will be trying test rolls of each very soon so I am interested in your results!

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Old 08-31-2018   #2
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Depending on age, and storage, there can be some not so pleasing haze.

000276920011 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr

~2005 expired E100GX in Bronica EC-TL with 13.5cm Nikkor
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And some much better colours with a more recently expired (~2014), and cold stored E100G. Also in the EC-TL, with a 5cm f3.5 Nikkor.

000290090003 by Maryland Photos, on Flickr
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There is no general rule, unfortunately, which always fits.
It is really dependent on the storing conditions.
Long expired film, which has not been permanently cold stored or refrigerated, can be a game: Maybe you have luck, maybe you have not.
For important shots I would always use fresh film, or film I has cold stored myself.
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E100GX expired 2005

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This unplanned double exposure was expired Ektachrome. I have a good stash of MF and 4X5 left.

An 'accident'. (Note to self: reverse the slide after exposure. DOH!) by Kenny Johnson, on Flickr

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Looks good to me....

Will be shooting a lot of it soon.
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Old 08-31-2018   #8
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Love that double exposure,may have been an accident but really really worked out There's clearly still good expired Ektachrome around, along with the orange hued kind.
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