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My New Toy


Posted:  Wed Jan 18, 2017 17:38   Author:  sasastro   Location: Suffolk, UK
Post subject:  My New Toy

It was sitting in a Charity shop, cost me £15. Put new batteries in, all seems to be working, just have to get some 110 film now to try it out.


My New Toy
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Posted:  Thu Jan 19, 2017 09:59   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: My New Toy

Keep the film in the fridge Sas, or, if you have the space (and the inclination) get a wine cooler and use that as your film store. I've been using one for the last 10 years or so and put all the film I get in it. So I can shoot film that's waaay out of date without any colour shift due to the dyes deteriorating. I've got 34 rolls all 10 years out of date - mainly a mix of Fuji Velvia and NPS/NPC - which I'm slowly working through.

 
Posted:  Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:12   Author:  sasastro   Location: Suffolk, UK
Post subject:  Re: My New Toy

- Steve_7HC

Keep the film in the fridge Sas, or, if you have the space (and the inclination) get a wine cooler and use that as your film store. I've been using one for the last 10 years or so and put all the film I get in it. So I can shoot film that's waaay out of date without any colour shift due to the dyes deteriorating. I've got 34 rolls all 10 years out of date - mainly a mix of Fuji Velvia and NPS/NPC - which I'm slowly working through.


Cheers Steve, the problem with buying expired film from ebay is that I've no idea how it's been stored. But I shall certainly store any film I get in the fridge, there's more room in the freezer though, can it be stored in a freezer?

 
Posted:  Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:14   Author:  Steve_7HC   Location: Bath
Post subject:  Re: My New Toy

Freezing it is the alternative - only you then need to defrost it before you can use it, so not so good for those spur of the moment grab the camera and go shoots. Would need to be in an airtight container to minimise any ice crystals being created. Most of the e-bay vendors selling film do make some statement as to how it's been stored, so should be easy to avoid the poorly kept film (which is OK if lomo style floats you boat) and pick up rolls that are more likely to be OK. Have to test a roll on something that isn't unrepeatable (buildings etc) so ensuring the batch is OK before going somewhere special.

 
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