The lost film – developed after 45 years

The lost film[EN] I’m sure you’ve read somewhere a classical story about a successful recovery of a decades old exposed but undeveloped photographic negative roll-film found inside a similarly old camera brought from a flea market? Yes, that’s true, it had just happened to me too!

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[RO] Nu-i asa ca ati citit pe undeva ca in interiorul unui aparat de fototografiat vechi, cumparat din targ, s-a gasit un film expus dar nedevelopat, care, surpriza, la developare, chiar si dupa cateva zeci de ani, a fost recuperat? Ei bine, e adevarat, tocmai ce mi s-a intamplat si mie acest lucru.

Va rog sa distribuiti aceste imagini prietenilor vostri britanici. Cine stie, poate cineva isi va recunoaste familia, iar eu voi avea posibilitatea sa returnez aceste imagini celor in drept sa le primeasca.

[EN] The story is like this: a couple of days ago I bought a cheap, but somehow rare, camera (BALDA BALDIX 75mm f2,9 BALTAR LENS, FOLDING CAMERA, made till the 60’s), and, to my surprise, when I had open it, I had found an exposed but undeveloped old roll film inside. Of course I had it developed right away, and, as a surprise again, I was able to recover 10 quite usable images, especially when considering their age.

Balda Baldix 75mm f2,9 Baltar lens, folding camera, with the Kodacolor X colour negative roll-film inside.

Balda Baldix 75mm f2,9 Baltar lens, folding camera, with the Kodacolor X colour negative roll-film inside.

Balda Baldix 75mm f2,9 Baltar lens, folding camera

Balda Baldix 75mm f2,9 Baltar lens, folding camera

Kodacolor X colour negative roll-film made by Kodak between 1963 and 1974

Kodacolor X colour negative roll-film made by Kodak between 1963 and 1974

This is a Kodacolor X colour negative, made by Kodak between 1963 and 1974. The processing technology, named C-22 is a quite ancient one and isn’t compatible with the newer and better known C-41. Anyway, I’ve learned this C-22 is still possible to be processed as a manually developed black and white film, and this is just what I’ve done. This is the explanation to the fact that even being a colour negative film, the pictures I recovered are actually black and white.

The lost film - Family picture

The lost film – Family picture

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