Tools of My "Trade"

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UploadedOctober 3, 2007
TakenOctober 3, 2007
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D40
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4.5
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length32 mm

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I love expired film!

Ok, lets see what we have in this photo. Clockwise from the top center: my 1950's AGFA Clack camera, 4 rolls of Kodak Ektachrome EPD 120 (ISO 200) expired 10/1987, 1 roll of Fuji Velvia RVP 120 (ISO 50) expired 9/2003, 1 roll of Kodak Lumiere LPZ 120 100X of unknown expiration, 1 roll of AGFA Chrome 50 RS Professional expired 7/1988, another roll of Fuji Velvia RVP 120 (ISO 50) expired 9/2003, 1 roll of Kodak Ektachrome 50 Tungsten EPY 120 expired 3/1978, 6 rolls of Kodak Ektachrome 50 Tungsten EPY 120 expired 9/1990, a pro pack of Fuji Velvia RVP 120 (ISO 50) expired 9/2003, and one roll (behind the Clack) of AGFA RSX-II (ISO 200) expired 8/2003. The exposed slide film is the Kodak Ektachrome 50 Tungsten EPY 120 which expired 3/1978.

Nikon D40 with Nikon 18-55mm II lens @ 32mm f/4.4 ISO 200 and SB-400 flash. I do sometimes still use digital!

21 responses

  • Douglas Hill

    Douglas Hill gave props (3 Oct 2007):

    Nice piece. Well-written and illustrated.

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (4 Oct 2007):

    Yes! Very well written. Got my vote.

  • Nicole Gesmondi

    Nicole Gesmondi gave props (4 Oct 2007):

    your so good with words, boyfriend

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee said (4 Oct 2007):

    nicole, you are clearly the better photographer. but i do have a way with words... afterall, i was able to woo you ;-)

  • melanie matteoli

    melanie matteoli said (4 Oct 2007):

    I voted for your story. I liked it. I think a lot of people will relate and be interested in the topic. I totally know what you mean about being a different photographer with digital. I seriously feel like Paparazzi sometimes!

  • Elliot Ross

    Elliot Ross (Deleted) gave props (4 Oct 2007):

    So basically, that was a really good story and you got my vote. I've never thought of that and I am totally going to the next grocery or drug store that closes to pick up some old film (it happens all the time). I hope this gets published!

  • Micah Escamilla

    Micah Escamilla said (7 Oct 2007):

    i've never heard of an agfa clack, your story has perked my interest! and i've been desiring to experiment with expired film for a few years but have yet to do so. after reading your story im going to visit ebay pages asap! :)

  • Kristin Mitchell

    Kristin Mitchell (Deleted) gave props (7 Oct 2007):

    great story, and lovely kit! mmmm!

  • Jodie Andrefski

    Jodie Andrefski gave props (10 Oct 2007):

    Paul, that was a great "how to" story...definitely got my vote. Interesting stuff!! =)

  • Belen Asad

    Belen Asad (Deleted) said (10 Oct 2007):

    hey, you introduced me to a new world..... i'll try to find some expired films for my old and loved Exacta Varex

  • carla broekhuizen

    carla broekhuizen said (19 Oct 2007):

    Hi Paul, I only read the comment you made in july on my photo what was taken with my digital nikon trough the viewfinder of my agfa clack. I lost my password and changed my email adress so just today I started a new account here. You asked in your comment if I was using the agfa clack also to shoot with film. No, I dont, I just use it for the viewfinder technic. Looking here at your work I consider giving it a try! Greetz, Carla

  • Jim Thomas

    Jim Thomas said (7 Nov 2007):

    Paul, I have a Click AND a Clack! Never put film through either though (yet). Great shot!

  • Kyle Spears

    Kyle Spears gave props (16 Dec 2007):

    nice story! long live film!

  • rory cobbe

    rory cobbe gave props (30 Dec 2007):

    great story. i love the shots and the words is gooder too...

  • Peter Coupe

    Peter Coupe said (27 May 2008):

    I just went out and bought an AGFA Clack on eBay!

  • sasha ormond

    sasha ormond said (1 Jan 2009):

    yay! film!

  • joe barrett

    joe barrett said (24 Jun 2009):

    i love this image just so much!

  • Linda Houghton

    Linda Houghton   gave props (5 Oct 2009):

    Rock-N the theme with this one!

  • Ron LaFond

    Ron LaFond gave props (5 Mar 2010):

    Film! Who needs it? Love the shot though! R

  • Marc Melander

    Marc Melander gave props (8 Nov 2010):

    Retro cool. I'm inspired to dust off my old Rollei's and use some old Ilford celluloid !

  • Epin Hervin

    Epin Hervin gave props (17 Aug 2011):

    I have Fuji Provia 120 & Kodak Ektachrome 120. I wanted to sold it on the internet, but I don't have a credit card, meanwhile people in my country want more cheap price for expired film :)

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