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I have some APS films that are still unused and still in their original packaging, but whose expiry date (the date you have to get the film processed by) was in January 2003. Can I still use them? What could happen if I use them knowing that they're "outdated"? Thanks a lot!...

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    Default Old unused APS film

    I have some APS films that are still unused and still in their original
    packaging, but whose expiry date (the date you have to get the film
    processed by) was in January 2003. Can I still use them? What could happen
    if I use them knowing that they're "outdated"? Thanks a lot!


    Ampersand Guest

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    Default Re: Old unused APS film

    Sure you can use them. As film ages, the base fog increases and
    sensitivity decreases. Six months past the date is not enough to
    produce a discernable difference, however.

    Store film in sealed plastic bags in the refrigerator or, for longer
    term storage, in the freezer. It slows the aging process tremendously.
    I've used film which was up to 15 years out of date that had been deep
    frozen all that time, with excellent results.

    If you store film in the fridge or freezer, remember to keep it in the
    plastic bag after taking it out for an hour or two before using to
    allow it to temperature stabilize and prevent condensation.

    Godfrey

    In article <yXzVa.33601$Bs1.510370wagner.videotron.net>, Ampersand
    <ampersandyourbestfriend.com> wrote:
    > I have some APS films that are still unused and still in their original
    > packaging, but whose expiry date (the date you have to get the film
    > processed by) was in January 2003. Can I still use them? What could happen
    > if I use them knowing that they're "outdated"? Thanks a lot!
    >
    >
    Godfrey DiGiorgi Guest

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    Default Re: Old unused APS film

    Six months past expiration date will show some degradation in the
    shadows or if you underexpose. If this is 400 speed film, there will be a
    discernable increase in grain. Here is an example with outdated APS film
    shot by a family member:

    [url]http://images.snapfish.com/337%3C762723232%7Ffp47%3Dot%3E2324%3D387%3D%3A49%[/url]
    3D495732b262%3A2%3B23%3D32324%3A679%3B%3C%3A9nu0mr j

    (this link wraps)

    "Godfrey DiGiorgi" <ramarren> wrote in message
    news:290720031409241337%ramarren...
    > Sure you can use them. As film ages, the base fog increases and
    > sensitivity decreases. Six months past the date is not enough to
    > produce a discernable difference, however.
    >
    > Store film in sealed plastic bags in the refrigerator or, for longer
    > term storage, in the freezer. It slows the aging process tremendously.
    > I've used film which was up to 15 years out of date that had been deep
    > frozen all that time, with excellent results.
    >
    > If you store film in the fridge or freezer, remember to keep it in the
    > plastic bag after taking it out for an hour or two before using to
    > allow it to temperature stabilize and prevent condensation.
    >
    > Godfrey
    >
    > In article <yXzVa.33601$Bs1.510370wagner.videotron.net>, Ampersand
    > <ampersandyourbestfriend.com> wrote:
    >
    > > I have some APS films that are still unused and still in their original
    > > packaging, but whose expiry date (the date you have to get the film
    > > processed by) was in January 2003. Can I still use them? What could
    happen
    > > if I use them knowing that they're "outdated"? Thanks a lot!
    > >
    > >

    Ron Andrews Guest

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    Default Re: Old unused APS film

    I doubt if there will be will any difference unless it is pro film, in which
    case the colours could be slightly off.

    -Lyle

    "Ampersand" <ampersandyourbestfriend.com> wrote in message
    news:G7VVa.69707$Bs1.738835wagner.videotron.net.. .
    > The film had been stored in a room...it was kept at room temperature and
    has
    > never been refrigerated or frozen.
    >
    >

    Lyle Gordon Guest

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