Applemore Inclosure with Hasselblad 500cm + Expired Kodak Tri-X Pan

Camera : Hasselblad 500cm
Lens : 250mm Sonar
Film : Expired Kodak Tri-X Pan
Developer: Ilford HC

This film came unboxed and there was no expiry date on it - but just looking at it I knew it was expired. If I had to guess, based on other expired films I’ve used I would say it expired in the early 1980s.

This roll was shot at the same time as this roll of Portra 160.


I guesstimated developing time for Ilford HC to be around 4 minutes at 1+15 dilution at 20C. I’m pretty happy with this time. There’s a lot more grain than I would expect which is either due to me over-developing slightly or the film being expired.

I have another roll of the same film so next time I am going to bring down the expiry time 30 seconds to see if it makes a difference.