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#1 jasarsenault

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 06:33 AM

About 3 years ago I shot a short documentary on Kodak 7222. I have not shot anything since, but have been thinking about it lately. I have quite a few roles of stock left in my freezer...they have never been taken out and have never been opned, but they have been in there for a few years. What does everyone think? Should I just suck up the cost and buy some new stock, or would it be reasonably safe to use this stuff up?
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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 08:21 AM

About 3 years ago I shot a short documentary on Kodak 7222. I have not shot anything since, but have been thinking about it lately. I have quite a few roles of stock left in my freezer...they have never been taken out and have never been opned, but they have been in there for a few years. What does everyone think? Should I just suck up the cost and buy some new stock, or would it be reasonably safe to use this stuff up?


Hi,

I would do a clip test at the lab, should be fine. Give the film 24 hours to defrost before opening the cans.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 11:41 AM

It's black and white. It'll be fine.
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:48 PM

Great! Thanks for the help.
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Posted 31 May 2007 - 03:47 PM

I agree, the film is probably fine. But after years of storage, I would still advise running a short test before shooting anything critical. My biggest concern would be physical issues like ferrotyping or ice crystals, if there were excess moisture in the cans during freeze/thaw cycling.
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