As I stated in a recent Instagram post:
All started so innocently. A kind friend gifted me some Kodak Portra 160 120 film that has been in their freezer since 2006. (Thank you very much Rev. Kenneth Brooks.) Very cool. I’ll put a roll through my favorite brick of a camera I says. While I am at it I will bring some other film with me… just in case I says. Then things went hazy and I ran three rolls of film through it in under an hour and a half… Guess I really needed some all manual 120 film therapy then.
That left me developing black and white and color film that night. Color first.
Developed at home with Cinestill CS41.
This post is about the film that kicked this bender off, Kodak Portra 170 VC. Kept in a freezer since 2006 it was offered to me for free by a kind friend, Rev. Kenneth Brooks. Here are the photos from a quick walk around a favorite gear test site of mine. All 12 frames.
Thoughts on the film? I love it Yes, it seems a bit faded on the sides in some exposures, but the film performed well otherwise, is my first experience with expired film, and is intertwined with an act of kindness from a friend. So I cannot help but like it.