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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:10 am 
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While looking for something unrelated, I rediscovered my old film compact. The battery was long dead, but I took it into work today and powered it up. There's film inside. Tesco 24 exposure ISO400. It seemed to be part used, but by default the camera winds back when power is first applied so I don't know for sure.

What are the chances of anything on it still being processable? It's quite likely to be over 10 years old.

Are there cheap processing places still around? I'm thinking about getting it done just to see if there was anything on it. I have no idea what might be on there...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:24 am 
when i was in high school i have a very cheap camera a kodak Easy load 35mm camera.

and I think we have same experience.
now... If and only if the film is not exposed to light there' will never be problem in it.. in my country film processing is still catered :D and cheap for you to pay...


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i bought an old kodak instamatic camera because it still had the free film inside and used (the reason for buying was to develope it). The camera dates from the late fifties to early sixties so on developing i manage to save 16 out of the 24, not bad for a 40 something year old film..

Ive also developed film from 10 - 20 years old with not problems!!

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I've had a poor experience with 10 year old film so I think a lot depends on whether your camera was stored in a cool dark place. But you know your curiosity will never let you rest until you've had the film developed... :wink:

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The film was in the camera. The camera was in its case, inside an open box. So for conditions, I think it'll be ok. I just need somewhere that'll process it to see if there is anything on it...

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