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I bought the 100 feet film can of Kodak TMAX 400 TMY new from a professional photo store in Helsinki, Finland in 2003 or 2004, I think. It was 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, but these films I kept in the deep freeze. 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 spool my own film with a Dayroll film loader, until I got an art residence as the first Finnish photographer ever at the Hôtel Chevillon from the Finnish Cultural Foundation. I had the roller with me but not crank, if I remember correctly. Then I got advice from Jan Eerala, a great visual artist etc. that you just wind the film your very arms length (or width) and there are your 36 exposures. But winding the cassette with your bare fingers took several minutes for a single roll in the small wardrobe in my French apartment, which with my klaustrophobia (i.e., the fear of klaus’es, i.e., myself) made me wanna join the attic ghost of August Strindberg to whom my apartment once belonged. So, lucky me had kept from the airplane a small plastic spoon, and attaching it to a wine (qui qui) bottle’s cork with painter’s tape I had made myself a crank for the cassettes that I picked up for free from the local (not so near, though to find) 1 hour photo store. Yes, I’m right now holding in my hand that very crank which I’ll still keep after selling all my analogue photo stuff. 🙂
Kodak TMX 100 was one of my most used films in 35 mm format, and next to it was TMY 400. I liked the TMAX series pretty much. It is an all-around-film, easy to process and you can well push it (especially the TMY 400), as you can read from it’s specifications. Yes, I remember I did all those tricks, but it has been a while, so don’t ask me more.. The last time I shot bw films was at my father’s funeral and I still haven’t developed those films so.. 🙁 That is also the last time I spooled film, and I have also the leftover spooled film cassettes (to which this film were rolled) to sell.
I tested on February 2016 many films and cameras, but no black-and-white films. I found no need for that (see above). My tests suggest that the slide films have suffered less the aging than the color negatives. But based on the experience I have had, the tests on other films I did and those experiments so many others have had (google with expired film..) in all, I’d say my films are still usable, but of course not as such as they were before their expiry.
I’d say also that all my black-and-white films are just fine to just, but I cannot swear on it. So, I put this diplomatically, and state that I think all my films are excellent material for you if you’re keen on LOMO or HOLGA or other creative photography! 🙂
I opened this roll 12. 2. 2011 and took 10 rolls from it, each ca. 40 exposures long using the arms-length-method described above. You usually get around 660 exposures from the 100 feet (ca. 18*36 + 12 = 660, is what my memory serves, and so do others confirm more or less), so there should be around 660 – 400 = 260 exposures = around 7 or 8 long rolls (36) left in the can. From the photos you can see that a full can of TMX 100 weighs 295 g , and this item for sale weighs 195 g; the cardboard + tin can weighs 90 g, which means that regarding the TMY and TMX equally dense and their reels with similar sprockets we have: (195-90)/(295-90)=0.5122, which is more than 8/18=0.4444. Hence based on the weight there should be at least the 7 or 8 long rolls left (0.5122 means: more than half left, i.e., 9 rolls left).
This film seems to be still in production, and a 100 ft roll costs 119.95 USD with 0 % VAT (B&H Photo )
I am selling this box in auction, starting 1 euro, with reserve and buy it now 45 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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