Shipping Film

Heat hurts film. Shipments to the studio come from one of the salt coasts. Temperatures inside the delivery boxes approaches 130F.

My last film order of the summer has arrived. I hope these additional boxes will get me till September, when the shipping heat is much lower.

Notice the expiration dates of the Kodak film. Portra 160 was boxed a month before the Ektar 100. Expiration dates on these boxes is in 2021. These aren’t short date film, yet those life spans seem shorter than in the old days.

That Ilford Ortho Plus is used as a lab film, mainly for masks and as inter-positives. Occasionally, we use Ortho+ as film in a pinhole camera; makes for easier ‘develop by inspection.’ When I process the pinhole negatives, I use 2 developer strengths and a water-bath to control image look.