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 around 2003 (I got then quite a lot of film), I think. They were kept in a refrigerator storage (2-6 degrees Celsius), 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 these films. 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).
I had less paid photo gigs with my medium format cameras but these Kodak Portra films I used in France and afterwards even more in Sweden, as I was continuing shooting for my exhibition Artist at Work. I had no complaints of the already expired films to make! 🙂
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 of these Kodak Portra 400 ASA (VC, vivid colors) 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 somewhat of a greenish cast visible in the darks, whilst others less of that cast. 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.. ,)
Based on my tests, I’d say in all that these films are still usable, but not as such as they were before the expiry date. But I do think they would the perfect material for you if you’re keen on LOMO or HOLGA or other creative photography. Perhaps setting the ASA number a bit smaller (like 200 instead of 400) 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! 🙂
The old Kodak Portra series are no longer made, and the 400 ASA films were tweaked by Kodak in 2010, and since 2011 there has been only the new series, so that the NC and VC have been merged together.
Yes, Kodak still makes the Portra NEW series, it costs in Finland 7.40 € including 24 % VAT in Telefoto.
Well, here you have a piece of history: Kodak Portra 400VC 120 film five rolls expired on 01/2004, all unopened in the plastic wrapping. I am selling them in their original box for 30 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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