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#1 Benjamin Clarke

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 02:37 AM

I picked up some 16mm film 3 years ago and I found an unused roll last week. Now I always keep my film in the fridge, but this one wasn't. I live in an area where it can be pretty cold, and pretty darn hot. Any way I can tell if this is still usable?
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#2 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 12:50 PM

Standard answer is to ask a lab to test it. They will cut off about 5-10 feet and process it, and then read the desity to see how much fog it has developed. They might even use a sensitometer to expose a test in the trial film.

depending on the speed of the film - faster film is more likely to shift - you probably will come out OK.
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