Polaroid LF- good deal OR garbage?greenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Howdy friends, I ran into a shop today that had some out of date LF polaroid sheet film and i picked up nine boxes of 20 count of the following for $7.50 usd each; is it junk being out of date or a great deal?
polapan 52 iso 400 4x5 20 count dated april 2000. polapan53 iso 800 4x5 20 count dated february 2001.
These are both out of date and i wanted to know if i can use these for practicing my LF techniques or lack thereof....
any experience with outdated polaroid? They also had some of the iso 3000 but i didn't fool with those or the smaller pack film. Thanks for the attention! miles
-- miles feigenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 08, 2001
Miles, in my experience, color Polaro´ds do take quite a bit of "character" when they get old ;-), especially if they are not stored cold. You might find that the colors have faded and shifted towards pink.
-- Paul Schilliger (email@example.com), December 08, 2001.
The B&W Polaroid stuff works OK when expired. I only buy it short- dated or expired, and after a test or two for speed I can just go with it.
On very old stuff (more than a year expired at room temp) I've gotten some fog, but it's fine for practice.
-- John O'Connell (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 08, 2001.
out of date B&W works fine, sometimes pods dry out and sides might be unevenly developed, other than that it is good even many years after they have expired. good shooting!
-- andrea milano (email@example.com), December 08, 2001.
Thanks for the response! I brought some of this stuff with me today and will try to see what happens....
They also had a box of some 8 by 10 stuff, when i get back, i'll check to see what it is and the date on the box and post the info, it might make some good practice stuff for just a few dollars. miles
-- miles feigenbaum (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 08, 2001.