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I got this film from a professional photo guy in Helsinki Finland early 2009, I think. It was kept in a cool storage (15 degrees Celsius or colder), I think. I kept ALL my films until July 2014 in deep fridge (at least -18 degrees Celsius) basically from the moment I got them. Then, as my company moved to a new location I had no more enough deep freeze place for all my films, like this box. Inside, where the films have been stored, the room temperature has been ca. + 3 .. 10 degrees Celsius during wintertime (ca. November – April) and ca. + 10 .. 17 degrees Celsius at other times. During January – May 2016 ALL films were well covered outside at ca. -33 .. + 10 degrees Celsius and after that time I moved all my films inside (temperatures as above). Usually, slide film can be used long after its expiry date, especially if the film has been kept in deep freeze.
I mainly used color negative films for my paid photo gigs – yes, I really had those before digital cameras and cell cameras thereafter made the whole business go away. I was too scared that I’d made a mistake with the exposure so I shot color negs. Funny though, while travelling I used almost no color negatives at all but slides and black-and-white. My travels around the globe went far away, and I had to pay them dearly. But never (or that I can think of) had I problems with exposure, not even when I used a pinhole like camera with slides on the high mountains of Aconcagua. Go figure! 🙂
About these particular Kodak Gold films I cannot tell you much. They are pretty old indeed, and I can’t remember I have used them, not much at least. There is not that much about them in the Internet either, though someone highly appreciated their sharpness even with much expired films.
Now, to be honest, the color negative films are the most sensitive to aging, which only freezing can withhold to some extent. Black-and-white films are just fine even with decades and decades of expiry, and to my experience, also slides are much better aging resistant than color negatives. So keeping this in mind, I tested one my Kodak OptimaII 100 ASA 120 films, which you can see and read about yourself in my blog pages. Looking more closely to the very last images, some of the scanned images indicate a bit of a greenish cast visible in the darks, whilst others do not. This is partly due my automated image processing methods. The best results are always got when the frame is cropped away, because the dark frame areas make the automated calculus go haywire. In this case I wanted to make the frames partly visible so that you would be able to read the film information. Yes, I have more than a thousand photos here, so guess how much manual stuff I’m interested in doing.. ,)
These Kodak Ektacolor Pro Gold 100 HC GPH 120 I haven’t tested. I’d say these films are still usable, but not as such as they were before expiry. I think they are the very good material for you if you’re keen on LOMO or HOLGA or other creative photography. Perhaps setting the ASA number a bit smaller (like 50 instead of 100) might be a good thing. Then, just point and shoot and drop the exposed film to your next one hour photo store, and be amazed what comes out! 🙂
Remember that these Pro Gold films were discontinued already around 1999 (the already old Kodak Portra series got the better of them so that if you really want to have a go of this piece of history, you are stock on over a decade old film stocks! ,)
I am selling this set of five unopened films in original box for 25 euros.
Yes, of course I will combine shipping for reduced shipping costs. I urge you to my buy more from me and will be flexible with it. Please note the somewhat expensive shipping costs from Finland, especially if insurance is needed. If the value of order gets to a higher level, I insist on taken an insurance for the shipping.
If you buy this item – please keep it in deep freezer for best results! 🙂
If you have more questions, please contact me directly.
Klaus Riederer, PhD, MSc
KAR Oy Ab GmbH Ltd S. A. R. L., CEO www.kar.fi
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