I took a series of photos yesterday that are generally grainy, have inconsistent colour shifts and have soft detail (I can't see as much as I'd expect in facial details, for instance).
My film is Kodak UltraMAX 400 (although I took some photos with Kodak Portra that were in-date, that were equally foggy). The film is approximately 2 years old and was kept in a drawer. I developed them myself in not-so-perfect conditions, although I timed and temperature regulated them. The equipment is a 1960s Canon 50mm lens and AE-1. The developer is probably ancient (1 year +) and sediment was gathering.
I'm not concerned about the light leaks, creases, smudges or developer left-over.
Can I expect more definition from film (partic. Kodak UltraMAX?) Or was my process or equipment to blame?