Old film ?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by jriegle, Feb 17, 2004.

  1. jriegle

    jriegle Guest

    I shot a roll of film that I knew was old, but probably much older than I
    had realized at the time. It could be 10+ years old. I just had the film
    processed (no prints or scans). The negatives looked thin - say two stops
    under and when looking through the film, the higher exposed areas looked
    yellowish brown instead of a deep brown (stuff that would normally be white
    on a print). Film reads KODAK 200-4 and GOLD 200-4 along the edge if that is
    any indication of the age.

    Does that sound like what is expected of old film? I was expecting a color
    shift but not the strong loss in sensitivity.
    jriegle, Feb 17, 2004
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  2. The color shift is mostly due to the un-even reduced sensitivity of the
    different color layers. What you see is normal. BTW part of the color
    shift may not be the age of the film, but rather a different backing. Have
    a couple printed and see how they turn out.
    Joseph Meehan, Feb 17, 2004
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  3. jriegle

    Nick Zentena Guest

    It depends on storage a great deal. You'll see people with frozen film
    claiming no serious changes. With negative film you can correct to a certain
    extend during printing.

    Nick Zentena, Feb 17, 2004
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