Purchasing Expired Film: Hit or Miss?

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If you’re anything like me, you do a daily Ebay hunt to get those super deals from unsuspecting sellers who may not know how much the item they are selling is really worth.

From time to time, i truly strike GOLD and come across things I’ve been searching for for a long while AT CRAZY PRICES.

One of my most frequent searches is film, either 35mm or 120, since this is primarily what I shoot.

Recently, I came across not just one but TWO deals on film..my luck was on fire..or at least i was thinking this when i purchased the items.

There was only one catch with both films, they were both expired…

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DIY Rodinal

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Rodinal is one of the most popular and  widely used black and white film developers in the world.

It has been used by some of the greatest film photographers for its look, feel and amazing shelf life.

Often lasting years when kept in ideal conditions, you don’t need much of it to develop your film as its dilution ratios are much less compared to most film developers

My primary use of it, as well as many other photographers, has been for pushing certain films to higher ISOs using stand development techniques.

Rodinal’s performance with stand development has given me some amazing shadow detail and sharpness in images, specifically with films such as Kodak Tri-X and Ilford HP5.

The history of Rodinal hasn’t been paved in gold unfortunately..as its formula was in danger but saved due to its sale to other companies a couple times

Where I’ve been..Medium Format Land

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Hey everybody

If you’re from the east coast of the U.S. , hope you’re enjoying the weather as much as I am (not at all)

Just kidding!

I’ve recently gotten some emails from some readers of the blog on how much they enjoyed previous posts so I felt the need to tell you guys about what I’ve been up to lately

Firstly, i’d like to thank everyone who took the time out to check out my blog and posts. It is greatly appreciated

Now back to the what i’ve been up to..well, I seem to have caught the Medium Format photography bug 🙂