Re: expiration dates on film boxes

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Date: 10/13/05-12:15:09 PM Z
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I have worked with TriX for over 30 years, and have found it to be a very
stable film. I have shot new fresh out of the box and have worked with a lot
of old film. TriX Has very good keeping power I think one of the best. As to
unprocessed film I have been known to have film in holders for up to a year
with out much problem.

The new and old TriX IMO is pritty much the same. I did the new Kodak times
and went back to my old notes. As a teache of workshops and classrooms. I
find that when you go down the path of tube processing you start to walk a
fine line in negative quality. When you work with small amounts of developer
you run into problems.

Make sure your chemistry is fresh and dump after use. Please scan a negative
and pm it to me

Jan Pietrzak

>From: Shannon Stoney <>
>Date: Thu Oct 13 12:30:34 CDT 2005
>Subject: expiration dates on film boxes

>I've been thinking about Dan's idea of the "end of the silver era"
>hypothesis about inconsistent results with TXP. I just looked at the
>two boxes of TXP that I have. One was bought at a local camera store
>and has an expiration date of 2/2008. I used this film a couple of
>weeks ago in New Orleans and it performed perfectly. The other came
>from BH PHotovideo and has an expiration date of 3/2006. It seems
>that this box from BH is two years older than the other box! I have
>not used this film yet.
>That got me wondering: how is film dated? How long is it expected
>to last? That is, when a sheet of TXP is absolutely fresh, right out
>of the factory, how much into the future is it dated? And why would
>the camera store have much fresher film than BH?
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