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Posted 06 February 2006 - 02:59 PM

I posted this above but got to takers...

Was wondering if anyone (Mr. Pytlak?) has experience working with film that has been stored for one or two years, etc.? We have a few rolls that have been stored and I'm really curious. I know testing is always a good idea, but is it worth it?

Assume it was being stored frozen or at least refrigerated.
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Posted 12 February 2006 - 11:52 PM

I posted this above but got to takers...

Was wondering if anyone (Mr. Pytlak?) has experience working with film that has been stored for one or two years, etc.? We have a few rolls that have been stored and I'm really curious. I know testing is always a good idea, but is it worth it?

Assume it was being stored frozen or at least refrigerated.


It's been discussed here many times before. Lots also on the Kodak website:

http://www.kodak.com...b/tib5202.shtml

http://www.kodak.com...rage_cond.jhtml

Refrigeration greatly slows the aging process, but even refrigerated film is affected by gamma rays over long periods of time. I suggest having your lab run a "clip" test on each roll that includes at least one full wrap of film, since one side of the roll may have been closer to heat or x-rays. Always test recans, short-ends, or film you don't know the handling and storage history of.
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