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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 2:11 am    Post subject: Blast from the past Reply with quote

I went to inspect a collection of musty camera oddments today and found this little gem in the bottom of a case.
Handwritten on the box is " use before March '63"
Usable, do you think?
OH



PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oldhand,

Dunno, maybe it's a casual discovery intended to make you try large format film.
I would try starting at 1/3 the speed rated or less. The HP3 is rated at box ISO200, I would start with ISO 64...

Ilford HP3 by richard314159, on Flickr


Enjoy,

Renato


PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

H'mm if you did use it, I'm under the impression that Australia is not the easiest place to get film dev....and probably expensive. Sad


PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Renato - you may be right about that.
Yes Excalibur, development of film is an issue in Australia.
If I can find some ID-11 or Microphen I would do it myself.
The prospect of getting back into film is exciting
OH


PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom you would be happy to hear the local art society had a 5 week course (I think it was 5 weeks) on film and developing,sadly way too expensive for me to join Sad