Out of date film

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Robert Cragg, Mar 23, 2008.

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    Robert Cragg Guest

    I have some 35mm films which were exposed about 15 years ago, and have been
    sitting in a drawer ever since. Is there any chance at all that there would
    be anything on them worth getting printed?
    Robert Cragg, Mar 23, 2008
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    Chris H Guest

    You never know... try one or two and see what happens.

    If you can afford to loose the cost of developing I would go for it.
    Most places will do a "develop only" charge so it should not be that
    much. You can print anything that comes out decent.. Or better still
    scan and adjust in photoshop.

    But try a couple first rather than the whole lot.
    Chris H, Mar 23, 2008
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    ray Guest

    ray, Mar 23, 2008
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    Ken Hart Guest

    It would be helpful to know what kii of film.
    Must likely, there would be some fogging and/or loss of contrast. If it's
    B&W, there are ways to develope it and developer additives that will improve
    the results. If it's color print, there may be color shifts that may or may
    not be correctable in printing.
    Also, is it a current process? For color print, C-41 is current. For color
    slide, E-6 or K-14 are current.
    You may want to contact Film Rescue International in Canada. They specialize
    in developing old films.

    Only the person who shot the film can answer whether there is anything worth
    getting printed.
    Ken Hart, Mar 24, 2008
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    Leatherman Guest

    If you have them done at a commercial lab.. be sure and tell them that
    the film is old and stored at room temp.... I had 12 Rolls or
    verichrome from the 60's and I got nearly all the pictures.. good luck
    Leatherman, Mar 24, 2008
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    Alex Monro Guest

    Since, from his posting email address, the OP appears to be in the UK,
    he might find this website useful: http://www.processc22.co.uk/
    Alex Monro, Mar 25, 2008
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    Hoxton Boy Guest

    I would encourage you to have a couple dev. How exciting to see long
    forgotten images.
    We had a camera with a film in that was about that age, it turned out to be
    my wife's Mum & Dads holiday snaps. The images are a bit thin on color, but
    printable. Mum & Dad are no longer with us, so it made it extra special.
    Good luck and let us no your results. Hb:~}
    Hoxton Boy, Mar 27, 2008
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