Is this old film any good?

Discussion in 'Color: Film, Paper, and Chemistry' started by Sirius Glass, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Several years ago, my brother sent several rolls of film that he had kept frozen to me REI Opticolor 200 135-24 Color Print film, process before 7/94. I tried it out in the WideLux F7 that I bought a couple of weeks ago. Do the photos that I took today look ok? I had to rush to get it processed before the film became out of date!
     

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    They look fine to me. Are there some vertical bands of darker density on the second picture?
     
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    The WideLux F7 may need the lens housing exercised more to get rid of the banding, or I may send it in for a CLA.
     
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    I think they look fine. That's a badass camera, I looked it up.
     
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    Film looks ok but the camera does need to be serviced. Try Joe at Tempe camera repair. He is a master camera repairman and has lots of spare parts for the widelux 35 & 120 cameras. I have the Widelux 1500 which is the medium format version of that camera which I just had serviced and it is for sale if anyone is interested. They are great cameras and very easy to use. I also have the Noblex 120 version which I am using.

    www.imagezonegallery.com
     
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    Looks fine to me. I have to tilt my head to one side!:laugh:

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    Would you give me the contact information for Tempe Camera Repair please. I do not want to go to the wrong place.
     
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    Sorry, I just rotate my eyeballs around the pupil axis, but if you can't then each to their own.
     
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    The film should have been rotated every couple of years in the freezer. That would have allowed it to produce images that are viewable horizontally.
    I think you can fix that in Photoshop though, at least so I've heard.
     
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    Dam I gots ta git me wunna dem Wideluxes...
     
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    I did turn the film packages over once a year. I guess that is not often enough.

    What is this Photoshop of which you speak? Is it a device the sits in the freezer and rotates the film? How does one power it? I always thought that Photoshop was where one could buy cameras, lenses, film, paper, chemicals and other supplies as well as take film for processing. I could use a shop like that at home so that I would not have to order film over the internet or drive to FreeStyle in Los Angeles.
     
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    Iffin' yor gonna get a Lux, yous shood atlease getcha juan ov dem wide uns.