talkin bout camerasa blog by Branden Frederick

old t-max p3200

Published 25 Jun 2016 – Updated 27 Jan 2017

doesn't save well

In another exciting adventure in using expired film, here's photos shot on 20-year-old Kodak T-Max P3200 film. The higher the speed of film, the more delicate it must be stored, and the less well it will save after expired. So a speed 3200 film like this, which would have been the fastest speed film available at a camera store without a special order, it's obviously quite a gamble how it will work when it's 20 years past expiration. But I tried it, loading it up and shooting it indoors at an event, and also shooting it outdoors in bright sunlight. And here are the results. I'm not exactly ... happy with them.

about Branden Frederick

I am a photographer: I have fun taking photos, and I always have.

I've had a camera in my hand my whole life, a 110 camera as a kid, and the high school's 35mm SLR later. In 2008 I spent six months doing nothing but taking photos and loved it. From that point on I've had my camera surgically attached to my hand (I lie). I went digital in the year 2000, and I came back to film in 2013. My parents tell me my photos are "nice".