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#1 James Ballard

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:31 AM

Hey gang,

 

I've got a roll of expired Kodak 500T EXR 7296 in my fridge here that I'd love to shoot. Trouble is it's a) pretty freaking old and B) probably hasn't been kept in a cool, dry place for a large part of its life. This particular film was discontinued in 1995 but could have been made anytime between then and 1989.

 

Naturally there are too many variables to really know how it'll look but is there anything I should keep in mind if I want to shoot it? Rate it faster? Slower? 

 

Any thoughts would be great. 

 

Cheers, James.


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 11:39 AM

Rate it as 100 iso and shoot it outdoors in bright sunlight, expect the blue layer to be thin I have shot this stock from the 80's and that is what I did and it had a decent and interesting look.

 

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#3 David Cunningham

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

Agreed. About two stops over in even lighting. It will have a loss of speed and latitude as well as some color shift that could make for some interesting footage. I love shooting old stock when the subject is not important. Lol.
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#4 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 05:53 PM

For what it's worth, someone told me recently to overexpose a stop for each decade since it was manufactured.


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#5 James Ballard

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 09:29 PM

You guys rock. Much appreciated.


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#6 Steven Vanpotter

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

i have 4000 feet of the older f series fuji 250 stock,,i think it is tungston.the f250 was made in late 80s??90s??but these cans are perfect and sealed,,they look new,and 4000 feet is a waste to waste.so,can anyone tell me if they have shot on this film and what results and what camera info and exposure info should i know about,?cant find any videos on it either.also,,has anyone used the lomo or g3 morse 16mm film home developers?the lomo sems to get good results in developing 16mm. thnx


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