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Pat Varley

Old Film Usage

I have kodak film, 400 max. I am not sure how long I have had it, perhaps 2 or 3 years. If I use it what are the consequences or is it ok to use. Would the photos numbered higher be better, like does the outside film age faster. Thank you.

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6/4/2003 9:29:20 AM

Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  It all depends on how it has been stored. Refridgerated at 40 F or lower it'll be as good as the day it was sold. Cool and dry it may or may not be ok. Wide temperature swings or high heat and humidity? Throw it away. Or use it for some fun shots that you don't care if they come out or if the color balance has shifted way off. But to use for a wedding/graduation/Junior's first step etc.? No way, film is too cheap to risk losing once in a lifetime memories to an outdated roll.

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6/5/2003 12:10:49 PM

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