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#1 aapo lettinen

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Posted 25 June 2008 - 10:41 AM

Have some rolls lying around, dunno how old they are :ph34r:
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#2 Brian Pritchard

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Posted 26 June 2008 - 02:34 PM

Have some rolls lying around, dunno how old they are :ph34r:

Both Kodak and Fuji put manufacturing date codes on their film stocks, however it is a latent image so you have to process the film to see the codes.

You should remember that how the film has been stored is almost more important than the manufacturing date. You should do a clip test to check the stock before use, you would also be able to see the date code then.

A stock that has been correctly stored for 3 years could be in better condition than film 1 year old that has been badly stored, so you should always test stock if there are any doubts about its history.


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#3 Dirk DeJonghe

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Posted 29 June 2008 - 02:31 AM

Brian,

also very important factor: slow stocks age much better than fast stocks. Fog level buildup on slow stocks is much slower.
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