I have 10 roles of exposed b&w film (Kodak Plus-X (ISO 125) and Kodak Tri-X/Ilford XP1/HP5 (ISO 400) from the late-1970's/early 1980's which have been stored in a cool, dry basement.

Is there a chance there will be viable images on the roles when I get them developed?

Thanks, John


It can be done probably best by "inspection" See if you can find a custom lab in your area or a keen amateur. If they are charging you it should be expensive. Where are you located.

  • Do you mean shouldn't? – laurencemadill Dec 31 '15 at 8:33
  • The inspection method is a bit more complex. You're not just inserting the film into a development tank and than roll the development tank for a few minutes. You also have to use some extra chemical (desensitizer) which is expensive. So, I guess he really meant should be expensive :) – Dragos Dec 31 '15 at 10:53
  • I live in Fredericksburg VA and have looked for a lab in Richmond VA; DC will next and then online unless someone has a lab they would recommend. – John Yates Jan 1 '16 at 15:14
  • look up colton labs some ware in new jersey they it was written up in the New York Times he is a fabulous printer it will not be cheap Best David – David Hodgson Jan 2 '16 at 18:33

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