Tue, 29 July 2003 05:35
>>Also, it seems even though stored properly, film appears
>>to deteriorate much faster than photographs.
>What kind of film?
>Color print film fades and changes color over time. Color transparency film
>lasts longer, but can and will still fade over time. Black and white film,
>properly processed and properly stored, will last for centuries.
All of the above. Color negatives didn't suffer all that much from
fading but do have a very pronounced grain and general damage not
visible to the naked eye. Transparencies did fare much better, as you
point out, and are very good indeed. B&W is also fine except I didn't
fix one film long enough (or didn't use fresh chemicals) so it turned
quite cloudy. But I only have myself to blame for that...