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#1 Allyn Laing

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 04:47 AM

It's probably a naff question but......

My housemate had some super old super 8, that I told him would be off(1990) but he shot it anyway and wants to get it processed. The processing is 'type A' and 'type G' on the kodak stock. Is there anyone who knows who owns the chemicals, I'm even thinking about getting it crossed processed for the little chimp?

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#2 Tim Halloran

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Posted 14 June 2006 - 09:30 PM

It's probably a naff question but.....


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Posted 15 June 2006 - 03:54 AM

It's probably a naff question but......

My housemate had some super old super 8, that I told him would be off(1990) but he shot it anyway and wants to get it processed. The processing is 'type A' and 'type G' on the kodak stock. Is there anyone who knows who owns the chemicals, I'm even thinking about getting it crossed processed for the little chimp?

Warm ones,

Allyn Laing

Hi Allyn
At first, need know type of films, B&W reversal, color reversal Ektachrome or KodakChrome, or OrwoChrome.
The B&W reversal, Ektachrome Orwochrome can be process at spiral tanks with doubling time of a few steps of processing.
And you will have not bad result.
If you wish know more about home film processing, you can visit of my site.
If you will have more questions, can ask me.
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#4 Allyn Laing

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Posted 15 June 2006 - 04:50 AM

Hi Allyn
At first, need know type of films, B&W reversal, color reversal Ektachrome or KodakChrome, or


the films are;

Kodak Ektachrome 160, type A date '1988' &
Kodak Ektachrome 160 type G date '1988'

Do you have any idea what the images may be like?

Allyn
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Posted 15 June 2006 - 09:34 AM

Even if you can get it processed properly, color film that is well over 15 years old likely will show significant effects of aging --- loss of speed and contrast, lower shadow densities, increased grain, contrast mismatch ("color crossovers"), etc. Even with refrigeration, ambient radiation like gamma rays will eventually fog some of the larger grains.

IMHO, worth doing if the film was exposed back then, but never processed, and may have some valuable/sentimental content. But using color film that old rarely gives good results.
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#6 Olex Kalynychenko

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 03:49 AM

the films are;

Kodak Ektachrome 160, type A date '1988' &
Kodak Ektachrome 160 type G date '1988'

Do you have any idea what the images may be like?

Allyn


I agree information of John_P_Pytlak.
This is old film, from other side, this is color reversal. The color reversal film have more aged from B&W negative film.
You can have big grainy and low color, the sharpness can be low too, but,
i advise processing this film.
You can use E-6 chemistry, doubling of time of process and low temperature 25C.
Possible, the film can be processing with more high temperature 30..35C, need check.

I had experience process of Svema color reversal film ( CO-50D )and ORWO with old date ( 1985..1990 )
and had result.
Frankly speaking, i use chemistry with original Svema formula of solutions for Svema CO films.
I had not good color, but, this was historic events and any qaulity of image was great.
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