Monday, June 23, 2014
First garage sale film find of the year
The last few years I have had good luck finding slightly expired, but usable film at garage sales. However so far this year I had found no film. Then a couple weeks ago the bag above caught my eye beneath the table of a garage sale.
When I looked inside I saw that it was packed to the top with old film. Most had expired in 1993. Since most of it was B&W I figured it was likely that some of it would be fine to use. Also since there were several boxes of sheet film I figured that the source of the film was probably sophisticated enough to have done a good job storing the film. Anyway for $5 I didn't have much to lose.
For my $5 I got several 5 pack boxes of T-MAX 100 and Tri-X 120 film. There also were several boxes of Vericolor and Ektachrome 400 120. In the 4x5 size there was a hundred sheet box each of Ektapan and Plus-X. There also were a couple of 25 sheet boxes of Ektapan and Plus-X. And lastly there is a 100 sheet box of HP5 and LP4. None of the boxes had been opened.
So far I have only done a couple rolls of the T-MAX. It seems to be in good shape.
If all this film has held up as well as the T-MAX this will have to be by far and away my best film deal ever.