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#1 Ryan Meacham

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hello Community,

 

For the last year I have experimenting heavily with Super 8, particularly Tri-X. I have been shipping rolls to Spectra for processing.

 

A couple of days ago I found  3 rolls that have not been developed. They are 2 rolls of Tri-X and one Ektachrome. I shot with these rolls probably 5 months ago. Before I send them to Spectra, I was wondering if there is even any chance that these can still be developed.

 

Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!


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#2 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:19 PM

You will have no trouble with these rolls, in fact if it had been five Years you still would not have had any trouble developing them.

 

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#3 Josh Gladstone

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:30 PM

Absolutely! If they've been kept indoors in a cool dark place like under a bed or in a closet, they're probably totally fine. If they've been sitting out in a hot car in the sun for 5 months, they're probably a bit messed up, but I'd still get them processed.
And just since it's sort of on topic, here's some 100 year old unprocessed negatives that were in the news recently! http://petapixel.com...ors-antarctica/

Edited by Josh Gladstone, 31 December 2013 - 06:32 PM.

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#4 David Cunningham

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

Yeah. I've even had some good luck processing 30 year old ektachrome films ( some shot 30 years ago, some shot last year) and they always come out "usable".

I've actually had 20 year old frozen tri-x look almost as good as new. Process away!
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#5 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 04:41 PM

Here you have a story about almost forgotten unprocessed still and ciné film. And ten the treasured found after processing them.

http://www.vivianmaier.com/  the website has just been redone. Well done.  Read the about.

This should humble us who think they can photograph. Vivian Maier had the greatest of talents.


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#6 Bill DiPietra

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 05:10 PM

Yup.  Go get 'em processed.


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#7 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 06:07 PM

http://www.imaging-r...n-antarctic-ice

 

100 years.


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