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Orwo NP15 expired in 1992, some questions.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 5:44 pm    Post subject: Orwo NP15 expired in 1992, some questions. Reply with quote

Hi there!
Im not a very active part of this forum, I mostly come here to read and learn. Ive got a Zenit E which Im in love with for 2 years now, and since then I have been suffering from GAS...
Well, the main point of this thread. I have acquired a roll of ORWO NP15 outdated back in 1992. No idea about its conservation, but the guy in the shop gave it to me from a fridge. Since its a very low ISO, I expect it to be more or less OK. However I have no idea about exposing it since my Zenit is completely manual and I never exposed a 25 ISO film. Can I expose it at ISO 100 and then get it pushed propperly?
Bear in mind that I wont develop it myself, right now I cant, but I would like to start in a few months.
What is the best option? Thanks for your replies!


PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Orwo NP15 expired in 1992, some questions. Reply with quote

Zapp-Branigan wrote:
Can I expose it at ISO 100 and then get it pushed propperly?


I wouldn't do that. Most expired film needs pulling not pushing. Now you'll agree that pulling a 25 ISO film
(say, to ISO 12) is not exactly a great idea Laughing
If you don't have a light meter, you'll have to go with the "Sunny 16" rule. You can google for that and find lots of information.
Of course Sunny 16 is usually set for 100 ISO film. This means that you'll have to compensate with 2 stops more light (or two stops slower shutter) than what the table says.
Good luck!


PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use it as fresh film, if was stored properly, works. If wasn't not works anyway.

http://forum.mflenses.com/orwo-np15-30and-years-expired-storage-unknown-t43973,highlight,%2Borwo+%2Bnp15.html

http://forum.mflenses.com/orwo-np15-development-time-t43817,highlight,%2Borwo+%2Bnp15.html


PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Attila wrote:
Use it as fresh film, if was stored properly, works. If wasn't not works anyway.

http://forum.mflenses.com/orwo-np15-30and-years-expired-storage-unknown-t43973,highlight,%2Borwo+%2Bnp15.html

http://forum.mflenses.com/orwo-np15-development-time-t43817,highlight,%2Borwo+%2Bnp15.html


Thanks for the reply Attila, but not so sure about exposing it properly. Dont you recommend pushing it then?
Thanks again!


PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


Bulgaria, Buzludja 2012 por eme42, en Flickr


Bulgaria, Buzludja 2012 por eme42, en Flickr


Bulgaria, Buzludja 2012 por eme42, en Flickr


Bulgaria, Buzludja 2012 por eme42, en Flickr


Bulgaria, Buzludja 2012 por eme42, en Flickr

And here you have some of the results, exposed at ISO 25 with my reliable Balda CA35 Smile


PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a good captures and test came out pretty well I would say.
Had also som NP15 Orwo film but in sheet version for medium and large format. Waitng for better light occasions.
Cheers