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.
Before, I never thought that Agfa would be really great in making professional films, especially slides. I guess I took this from the experience that my father, being a hobby photographer always got his film at cheap supermarket (usually discount) sales and as I many times (as child) saw the brand Agfaphoto on top his film cans it burned a dark memory to my mind.
But times passed, and finally as I got these RSX films to my hands, I considered being very lucky. I have always been a “tech guy” and hence, a big fan of technical greatness. In this case it means, the slower film, the more I liked it. [Yes, yes, I quite drooled to get into my hands Kodak TP 25 in 4×5″ sheets, for which I nicely paid the full price.] You know, there are not that many slow speed slides to buy (not now, not ever).
And yes, indeed, the results were great to my tasting: the Agfa RSX slide series were truly neutral color, sharp and easy to process. They were not oversatured like Velvia (actually RSX was the opposite, a bit undersatured), which has always been tricky use in Finland (northern hemisphere), were we seldom get so strong sunlight that the scenery would shriek for Velvia. With snow (which I have always loved and loved to photograph) the shadows would get so strong cyan casts with certain Ektachromes (and Fujichromes) that it would be painful, but this phenomenon was less pronounced with the RSX, I think. Also, the RSX yielded a bit like pastel colors, which I liked as well. So, by now, my dear reader, you might have guessed correct. Yes, I had the change, I kept a different variety of (slide) films me, so that whilst going out to shoot I typically had quite a lot of different films to carry and choose for the particular location and light.
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. I’m sorry, I didn’t test all film brands I had. Not the Agfa RSX series, either. 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 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! 🙂
Agfa RSXII 50 120 was discontinued 2006, so if you want to have go with these historic films, you are stuck with at least an decade old film stocks! ,)
I am selling these two rolls 120 film expired on 07/2002, both unopened in their paper wrapping 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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