Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/06/02

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Subject: [Leica] Expired film advice
From: hlritter at (Howard Ritter)
Date: Tue, 2 Jun 2009 08:40:46 -0400
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I agree with Richard?the film should be fine if continuously frozen.
To be completely safe if you're planning any important (and what isn't!)
work with it, shoot a test roll of each film type on trivial subjects  
wide tonal and brightness ranges under a variety of exposure conditions,
inspect the result, and then decide.

Or maybe it would be less work to chance having to Photoshop the results
(unless projecting the slides is important)!

How was dinner?


On Jun 2, 2009, at 3:29 AM, Richard Man wrote:

> Freezer? Nothing to worry about. You can probably keep it there for  
> 10+
> years in a freezer.... Even the fridge should be good for a few years.
> On Tue, Jun 2, 2009 at 12:23 AM, Thein Onn Ming  
> <mingthein at> wrote:
>> Quick question for the film experts out there - I discovered a  
>> cache of
>> slide film (velvia 50, 100, provia 100) in my freezer while looking  
>> for
>> something for dinner the other day. Any ideas as to whether it's  
>> still
>> useable, or is going to trigger horrible color shifts? Expiry date is
>> mid-2007, and it's been stored refrigerated both in the store and  
>> since I
>> bought it. Instinct tells me it's probably fine, but what do you  
>> think?
>> Thanks in advance!
>> Ming
> -- 
> // richard m: richard
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