Shooting with an Expired Sensia and the LC-A+: Unexpected Results!

2012-04-18 2

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!

Credits: littlekoala

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.

Credits: littlekoala

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.

written by littlekoala on 2012-04-18 #gear #film #expired #review #analogue #sensia #time #lc-a #reel #golden-color
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  1. littlekoala
    littlekoala ·

    thanks for translating it! I like how it looks written in English ;)

  2. xoch_photosfera
    xoch_photosfera ·

    Great article, thanks!! :D I have a question, I have a Sensia 100 expired in 1997, i mean 20 years of expired! :D Do i have to use a lower iso for the expired years? Like an iso 25 or do i have to shoot it at iso 100? I will appreciate a lot ur help!! :)

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