Expired Velvia 100F, any tips?

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  1. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Today I was searching for food in my fridge :biggrin: and suddenly found 2 rolls of Velvia 100F that I bought several years ago for a photo project that was never completed. The problem is, it expired 2 years ago. Since it was stored in a fridge, it's probably ok, but I was wondering if I should shoot it normally or slightly alter the exposure? I remember reading somewhere that it's better to overexpose an expired film, is it true?

    I will be grateful for any tips.
     
  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Yes 1/2 stop minimum over exposure. I just shot 5 rolls of Tri-x that was 15 years old.
    2 years isn't that far out of fresh.
     
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  3. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Don, thank you for the information!

    I will shoot it as EI 80.
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus S.C. Charter Member

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    Enjoy your shoot.
    What camera are ya using....?
     
  5. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

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    Shooting with film that is out of date can return very interesting results. A long time ago I shot my wife with Ektachrome 64 that was 5 years out of date. I processed the film at a slightly higher temperature for compensation. I ended up with slides that were slightly brown and they looked timeless. They were the best pictures I had of my wife up to that point. Today I can easily reproduce that in Photoshop but back then it wasn't so easy.

    So just enjoy shooting with then and let the magic of chance take over.
     
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  6. stratokaster

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    Canon A-1 which I recently cured from infamous 'Canon squeal'.
     
  7. stratokaster

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    Thanks! :)