Is there a sense to use old, expired films?
At the end: it is up to you, and how you thread analog photography and why you are doing it?
Obviously, old expired film does not behave like new and fresh one, are strenuous, fussy and sometimes annoying. Obviously there are methods to reduce it by expose it and develop it a bit differently way but... will results satisfy you? It will be totally up to you. It does for me. I like its look and feel, I like old film thickness, some darkness, smoke and coarse grain. I know there are photographers will say that it is a wasting a time and money, they say results are never proper on expired films. I disagree, but it is still a mater of taste of analog photography style. You will never know if you like old expired vintage analog film until you will try. So... let's do it!
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