Here’s a story of how I shot an expired Kodak Gold 100 film by mistake. Now that I’ve experienced this issue, I’ll share it with all of you.
Anybody who had a film camera had most certainly used this film. You can find it at any drugstore, 1-hour lab, or shop. It’s still produced by Kodak and it’s best for outdoor shooting.
I came across this film in the counter by chance. At a 1-hour lab near my house, with every film developed you will get a free new roll of film. That film was a Kodak Gold 100. I think the catch was that the film was either expired or stored in bad condition. The film that I got was expired 7 years ago. The sky was clear, the sun wasn’t that bright (it was spring), and there was no fog in the air.
After developing the Kodak film, the results where astonishing. It had a lot of blue in the photos, soft and faded colors, but still I loved it. Still, I think it was expired due to the fact that I couldn’t create large prints, and because in some photos the details of the face, for instance, are fading pretty ugly. I got a couple of nicer shots from this film and I went home happy. I think a fresher roll of Kodak Gold will provide better results.
I don’t really know what exactly caused those results, where to buy same film, or any other details, but I think one will find some expired rolls on ebay.
If you come across this expired film, I wish you good luck at shooting with it!