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Expired black and white reversal films - what can you expect after developing?
Developing old expired black and white 8mm and 16mm movie films gives a big chance to get a good or very good image. These films endure much better passing of time that colour reversal films. The main factors affecting the quality of developed image are film speed (the less sensitive film the greater the chances of a good image, e.g. movies ORWO UP15 even after many years give a good image) and the conditions for storage of the film for years (it should be stored at. approx. 4 deg. C, in a sealed; high temperature, chemical fumes, UV accelerated aging of films).
There are the examples of processed black and white films of various manufacturers and types. We note that we do not use the typical recipe e.g. ORWO for processing, but a recipe was modified specifically for rescuing old movies. The use of the normal recipe certainly would not give the same results.
Somewhat overexposed, you could expose it as 80 - 100 ASA.
All sample frames from the films are posted with the permission of their authors.