ALL FILMS HAVE EXPIRED, no guarantee of functioning is given!
PLEASE NOTE: I have the most time kept them in deep freeze (at least -18 degrees Celsius) and some of them I tested and they seemed to be ok.
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I bought these films new from a professional photo store in Helsinki, Finland in 2003 or 2004, I think. They were kept in a refrigerator storage (2-6 degrees Celsius). 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 these sheets. 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, black-and-white film is not sensible at all for expiry dates, as it has no colors to go fishy.
I used to travel quite a lot, and I so loved taking bw and slides. I took black-and-white negatives so that I could make my own exhibition prints in the darkroom, and many time no colors were needed and the wide exposure range of film was always a great asset. As my father had taken color positives already many decades before me, and we used to watch the slides on his old projector and his Super8 bw movie films with the family together, I might need no further explanation to the slide photography of mine? Well, I do. The colors of the slides I have always taken much superior than any color negatives could render. As I got my first scanner in 1999 (Minolta Dimage Scan Multi, pretty good machine scanner running also 120 and with 35 mm slide feeder – interested?), I already had more than 30000 slides to scan (starting around 1990.. 1996 really), which was more than double the amount my father had taken during his 4 decades, so my I had to keep an eye of the costs as well. So film scanning has been a long time my business. Then, as my appetite grew I got more machines and more and more.. and you guess how that all ends?
Having a sickness that some name photography or being a photographer – but I call it the-sickness-of-pressing-the-button, means that I have never been a strong person pro/contra specific film types, as long as there is pro/professional label marked or indicated. The Fuji slides I liked a lot, especially the Provia and Velvia (50) series, though the latter is way too saturated to be used in conditions without strong sunlight, according to my taste. The Provia 400F film is sharp and pretty good in the color balance, but of course I only used it when I really needed the speed. I could also push it even 3 stops, running it as high as 3200 ASA but that would, of course, show in the results. The Fuji Astia, on the other hand, is said to perform better with portraits, to render better skin tones. Yes, I googled this because I never used so much slides for commercial portraits (or any commercial work) in which I would need to be considered thereof. When you think of film scanning, I’d say with experience since 1990s that it surely not only the film (and exposure and development) that counts but the scanner and the postprocessing! 🙂
I tested on February 2016 a roll of Kodak Ektachrome 100GX (expired 06/2006) that I have stored similarly to the films sold here. I also tested many other films at the same time, like Provia 100 on 4×5″ sheet, and the tests suggest that the slide films have suffered less the aging than the color negatives. In all, I’d say my films are still usable, but not as such as they were before expiry.
I think the films are excellent material for you if you’re keen on LOMO or HOLGA or other creative photography, like if you fancy cross processing in film developing. You could even cross AND use the same roll multiple times and get these kind of great effects! 🙂
The Fuji Provia 400F RDPIII has been replaced by Provia 400X, which has also been discontinued in 2013. It seems that there only a few slide films over 200 ASA available – B&H photo none.
I am selling these two Fujichrome Astia 100 expired on 11/2003 and three Fujichrome Provia 400Fx3 rolls expired on 01/2003, 03/2003 and 01/2005, all unopened in their plastic wrapping for 42 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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