Leica Hasselblad SWC with expired 220 film

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
I used expired 220 film on the SWC during a trip to Germany last summer.

link: SWC Germany 2016 (film 1) - raid

The first film gave me 21 images, and some were underexposed while other showed a light leak, which I believe is not from the camera but from the old film.

I tried out different digital manipulations on the digital files from the film.
Next time, I may just use fresh 120 film. It would be different.














 

BrianS

Super Moderator
Apr 3, 2013
How expired was this film? Did you refrigerate or freeze it?

Most look good, a couple look like the density is higher than normal.
This camera is worth shooting fresh film.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Yes, it is worth new film, Brian. I am just completing my old stock of 220 frozen film.
 

Hap

Top Veteran
Jan 9, 2016
Raid
If you are going to shoot expired 220....consider in an old beater TLR or a Holga. Otherwise, sell your stash and get new.

I've lately had to pass on several SWC's FS.....because I bought a Brooks Veriwide. I was full of remorse.

Just one person's opinion.
 

Hap

Top Veteran
Jan 9, 2016
These days.....saving my "powder" for a M240. I think I missed the short window of opportunity to buy at a low....as now the prices are kind of steady. Guess first batch of M10 used up.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Raid
If you are going to shoot expired 220....consider in an old beater TLR or a Holga. Otherwise, sell your stash and get new.

I've lately had to pass on several SWC's FS.....because I bought a Brooks Veriwide. I was full of remorse.

Just one person's opinion.
I have plenty of fresh 120 film, Hap. I enjoy "regular looking" images with the M9, say, but I love to create images from old film too. Photography to me is not a serious issue. I enjoy it all.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Great shots, Raid. Thoughts on shooting the SWC?
Hi Carl,
It is very refreshing and exciting to shoot with the SWC. It is all very basic and simple. No focusing is needed most of the time. I use it like an AF camera.
 

Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
More from Film 2:







Same image, but manipulated.

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This is Joe Patti's son, Frank.





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Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
link for Film 1: SWC Germany 2016 (film 1) - raid

link for Film 2: SWC Pensacola 2017 Film 2 - raid

link for Film 3: SWC Germany 2017 Film 3 - raid

For some reason, 22 images were free of any light leaks in Film 3, and the two images that had light leaks shows only a small amount of light leakage.


Film 3:







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Raid

All-Pro
Dec 15, 2011
Film 3: mostly taken in Bonn.







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Beethoven







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