Oxford: Testing expired interneg film with Tamsin

Written by Nasir Hamid on July 15th, 2013

These images were all made with Kodak inernegative film that expired in May 1991. It was originally designed to make a colour negative from slide film and is tungsten balanced because you are meant to project the slide film through an enlarger onto this film. I bought a batch of this film to experiment with but because it’s effective film speed is very slow it needs a lot of light which limits when I can use it. Fortunately we’re going through a spell of sunny weather here in Oxford at the moment so I decided to give this film a try with Tamsin last week. I only took six sheets of film with me and here are all six frames.

[Tech info:] Speed Graphic 5×4, Aero Ektar lens (apart from middle right which was with a Schneider 180/4.5), Kodak internegative film (expired May 1991).



4 Comments so far ↓

  1. Oli says:

    Mind. Blown.

  2. Joe Burke says:

    I’m curious as to what iso you rated it at and used to expose it. I have several boxes of the same film.

    • Nasir Hamid says:

      I rated this film at ISO 6. My meter doesn’t go any lower and the slowest shutter speed on my Speed Graphic is 1/30th so that’s what I used. For the majority of the shots I didn’t use a filter because my Aero Ektar lens is quite yellow. These were made at 4.25pm so the light was warming up a bit too.

      The middle right shot was made with a warming filter, I can’t remember if the bottom right was as well, I don’t think so.

  3. Gerard says:

    I’m starting to think it’s not such a bad idea to shoot with expired film! 🙂

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