Guest post on 35mmc: 40 Year Old Black and White Film: Experiments with Three German Film Stocks (and a 1955 Leica M3)

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I wrote another guest post on Hamish Gill’s 35mmc blog.

This post, and the particular experiments leading to the post were not necessarily planned. Wendell Cheek, also a reader of the 35mmc blog, contacted me after reading one of my recent blogs on 35mmc on Rollei films via Instagram. Wendell asked me if I would be interested in comparing some of his expired 35mm film stocks and write a blog post about it. He said the film has been bulk loaded, and stored in the freezer for the last 40 years! Of course, I was intrigued, and a week later I received several rolls of 135 film from Wendell. It was perfect timing as the next day I was leaving for a short trip to the Minnesota North Shore.

You can find a link to the post here: https://www.35mmc.com/30/04/2020/40-year-old-black-and-white-film-experiments-with-three-german-film-stocks-and-a-1955-leica-m3-by-daniel-sigg/

Black and white - Photographic film

Agfa Pan Professional 25 expired 1980 Leica M3 Rodinal

Black and white - Photographic film

Agfa Pan Professional 25 expired 1980 Leica M3 Rodinal

Black and white - Photographic film

Adox KB14 20 expired 1979 Leica M3 Rodinal

Black and white - Photographic film

Rollei RPX 25 Leica M3 Rodinal (this is a modern film stock, as control!)

Black and white - Photography

Adox KB14 expired 1-79 M3 Rodinal semi stand development

Black and white - Photographic film

Adox KB14 expired 1-79 M3 Rodinal semi stand development

Digital SLR - Camera lens

Adox KB14 expired 1-79 M3 Rodinal semi stand development

 

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