Time Between Shooting and Developing?
Posted 07 February 2007 - 05:47 PM
I shot a roll of ektachrome about a month and a half ago and haven't had it developed yet. Will it still come out alright? Should I put it in a fridge even though I don't have the packaging anymore.
I also have a roll of Tri-x that has been out of a fridge for the same amount of time. Will it still shoot/process well?
Posted 08 February 2007 - 12:45 AM
Should i always keep super 8 film in a refrigerator? (Before shooting it, time between shooting it and developing it?)
Is there a particular temperature i should store it at?
What are the results of not keeping the film in a refrigerator?
Posted 08 February 2007 - 10:48 AM
I stocked my last rolls of K40-sound for about 5years before exposing and processing and there wasn't any noticeable difference between newer ones. On one roll I started to film five years ago wrapped it in cellophane kept it cool and finished it last autumn and it was still good...
Some people say that you shouldn't expose it to too many temperature changes...
Posted 09 February 2007 - 02:29 AM
If you're in North America, you can have your Cartridges developed by Kodak's subsidiary "Qualex Photofinishing". They're affiliated with Photo Shops everywhere -- including every Wal-Mart. Just drop it off in the Qualex Envelope at Wal-Mart indicating in Special Instructions that its a Super8 Cartridge, and what type of Film.
Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:34 AM
Posted 10 February 2007 - 06:11 AM
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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:25 AM
Until then, store it in a freezer, double-bagged.
Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:33 PM
What happens is that photons of energy collide with silver halide crystals in the emulsion and knock an electron out of place in the crystal, forming a non-ionised atom of silver. Crystals with several such atoms of silver will be converted entirely to silver in the developent process (forming an image): those without them won't be.
If you wait around for too long after exposure, a few of those non-ionised atoms of silver will settle back into the regular crystal structure, and the effect of the exposure will be "forgotten". This is latent image fade. As with exposure and heat fogging, higher temperatures will make this happen faster.
As it happens, latent image fade starts off fiercely, then slows down. However much of the latent image is lost in the first day, it will take two days for the same amount again, then four days etc.
So in practive, laent image fade isn't a serious problem. Better to keep exposed fill cool if it's goijng to be weeks before processing - but don't worry about a couple of days - and if you've had the roll for weeks and weeks before processing, still don't worry: at worst it'll probably turn out as if it had been half a stop under-exposed. Almost always it is easily corrected.