whats happend to this film?

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by paul_clayton, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Won a 1978 point and shoot camera off ebay with a film already loaded. I used the film and Some of the negs came out like the attached. Otheres came out ok. is this an out of date film or a light leak?
  2. Probably out of date. The red channel is usually the first to go when film expires.
  3. Most likely out of date but to make sure, just shoot a fresh roll.
  4. I think it is a comination of out-of-date (overall slow & foggy), plus light leaks (edge-oriented fog). Since you say "some of the negs came out like the one attached," does that mean that some were differently affected or not affected? Is there even more fog near the perforations and the actual edge of the negatives, especially on the leading end where the film was loaded for so long?

    I agree with prior response: shoot a fresh roll to check for sure.
  5. The film is definitely old. The edge oriented "fog" could be contamination from household pollutants. These would diffuse in from the edge of the roll. This is less of a problem with most modern films.
  6. this is another picture from the same film. the green edges are not as bad on this negative. I will shoot a fresh roll to make sureif its light leaks or not.


    ps the film is Kodak Gold ISO200.
  7. jtk


    Whatever's causing it, it's great. Get more of that film!
  8. I second John! With an image like that, what are you complaining about? I'm gonna have to figure out how to do that for myself now!

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