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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.

ORWO UP15 DS8 ORWO UP15 DS8 ORWO UP15 DS8
DS8 ORWO UP15 film exposed at the end of the seventies, processed in February 2016.
SVEMA OCZ-50 SVEMA OCZ-50
Super8 SVEMA (CBEMA) OCZ-50 film produced around 1988, Exposure and processed in 2014.
KODAK TRI-X S8 KODAK TRI-X S8
The KODAK TRI-X 7278 Super 8 film was exposed around 2001, processed in 2017.
ORWO UP15 2x8mm ORWO UP15 2x8mm ORWO UP15 2x8mm
2x8mm ORWO UP15 film, expiry date 1974, exposed in 16mm camera and processed in March 2016.
ORWO UP15 16mm ORWO UP15 16mm ORWO UP15 16mm
16mm ORWO UP15 film, expiry date 1987, exposed and processed in April 2016.
ORWO UP21 DS8 ORWO UP21 DS8
ORWO UP21 exposed in 1975 (!), processed in December 2014.
ORWO UP21 DS8 ORWO UP21 DS8
ORWO UP21, expiry date 1977, exposed as 25 ASA and processed in March 2016.
ORWO UP27 DS8 ORWO UP27 DS8
ORWO UP27, expiry date 1979, exposed as 50 ASA and processed In March 2016.
Somewhat overexposed, you could expose it as 80 - 100 ASA.
ORWO UP32 16mm ORWO UP32 16mm
16mm ORWO UP32 film produced in the mid 1980''s, exposed and processed in October 2014.
ORWO TF8 ORWO TF8
16mm ORWO TF8 film produced in the mid 1980's, exposed and processed in 2014.

All sample frames from the films are posted with the permission of their authors.