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A tip on how to accelerate film expiration (because you love expired film but just couldn't wait)!

ROAST YOUR FILMS IN YOUR OVEN! (Please not microwave …)

Warm up your oven to 50°C (122°F) place your film inside and wait 5 minutes. “Ding” … it’s ready! (You can experience longer time or hottest temp (Take extreme care that it doesn’t melt!).

written by pitivier06

23 comments

  1. johnccc

    johnccc

    What happens in you microwave it?

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  2. lomosexual_manboy

    lomosexual_manboy

    Metal, dyes and flammable plastics in a microwave is not the best idea.

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  3. vicuna

    vicuna

    Cool idea! :)

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  4. she_smiles

    she_smiles

    Hmm! I never thought about this, but of course. Heat makes it expire faster, as cold makes it last longer. I might go to the store and buy a cheap roll of film and see how it takes. Thanks for the idea!

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  5. she_smiles

    she_smiles

    Hmm! I never thought about this, but of course. Heat makes it expire faster, as cold makes it last longer. I might go to the store and buy a cheap roll of film and see how it takes. Thanks for the idea!

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  6. stijn_b

    stijn_b

    Interesting idea, worth trying. Thanks!

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  7. panelomo

    panelomo

    weehey!

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  8. nural

    nural

    guess I'm lucky, since not a lot of people uses 120mm in Turkey, my film are always expired!

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  9. pangmark

    pangmark

    Or presumeably you could just leave them in a hot car?

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  10. blackstar888

    blackstar888

    interesting :) would love to experiment more :) thanks for the tip!

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  11. randychicken

    I was also told by a handy store assistant that storing it in the bathroom (fluctuating humidity + temperatures) and blow drying it with a hairdryer have similar effects.
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  12. threemoons

    threemoons

    Actually, I got great effects from just leaving my film out of the fridge in my (hot in August) top floor apartment, and then hauling it around in my bag all day.

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  13. agloh

    agloh

    what's about putting it on the heating?
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  14. kyliekin3

    kyliekin3

    I am so going to do this today
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  15. andreanewc

    This sounds awesome, but when you mean roast your film...do you mean the undeveloped film? The film still in the plastic casing protected from light?
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  16. andreanewc

    This sounds awesome, but when you mean roast your film...do you mean the undeveloped film? The film still in the plastic casing protected from light?
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  17. chaoticsense

    chaoticsense

    I've thought about trying this for a long time, and I've been looking all over the net for someone who actually tried this, and not until now did I actually search here on lomo for it! Thanks for sharing, now I dare to try it!

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  18. theperplexingparadox

    theperplexingparadox

    Should I roast the film before or after shooting? thanks in advance! :)

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  19. lomoteddy

    lomoteddy

    I was thinking it would be hotter, but that sounds about right :)

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  20. natalieerachel

    natalieerachel

    Same question: Do you bake it before or after shooting??

    I would presume before...but then again I'm not completely sure.

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  21. olutek

    olutek

    I roast film after shooting ... But, I did it this way: I put film in the oven for 5 min, and then into the fridge to lose temperature. Next put it in the oven and fridge, again. I repeated it probably 4 times. Effect: The pictures are a little blurry, pink... and when I take it to lab... Film ripped in machine :( So, you'll take care about that ^^" [I have lucky, so I regained some photos :333.]

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  22. pasadena85

    pasadena85

    ..well..i did it in the microwave..before shooting..15 minutes at lowest wattage

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  23. miniatuurmensje

    miniatuurmensje

    So next time I'll be baking cookies or cake I have to remember to pop some film in there too!

    11 months ago · report as spam

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