When you use a reel expired, the results are unpredictable: the colors change and you need more light. I want to tell you about my last experience with an expired reel, which has left me with a very good taste!
It has been some time since I used an expired film. I did not have a very good experience because many photos were dark and grainy.
But recently, a friend took me to a store that is very close to my house, where they sell expired film. Since the store owner has trouble selling it in that state, I was able to buy them very cheap (1 or 2 €, can not remember). So as he wore loose, I bought two. I remembered that I chose the ones he pulled out, and when I saw that they were Fuji Sensia I was very happy. But I remembered my bad experiences, became a little scared, and put them in the closet.
A couple of months later I saw a few photos that my mother had done in a gully that exists next to our house. They were very nice “winter” photos and I wanted to go take similar photos. Then I thought of how the photos would look like and they were going to be in pink.
So the next weekend I picked up the LC-A and loaded it with one of the Sensia films that I had kept. It was a very cold day and still getting dark early, which was just great because I waited till that precious golden hour.
I do not know if it was precisely because of the light, or because of the film, but I was shocked when I picked up the photos in the store.
Not only had the typical pink Sensia not gone away, but I got some amazing colors, with shades of brown, red, orange and even purple.
I think so far, this is one of my favorite films. I have another stored in the closet and I’m looking forward to using it, but I want to wait for a special occasion.
Fuji Sensia 100 35mm yields lovely results no matter how it’s processed. When cross-processed, Fuji shots have huge contrast and a total colour shift towards green & cream, blue, or even pink – depending on your developer. See the whole range of colour slides in our Shop.