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Kodachrome RIP


Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 9:20AM
I know that nobody uses it these days - but it's another little bit of photographic history gone - and if used correctly K64 or 25 was a fantastic film with unique proerties - I used a lot of it when I was younger in my old FM2's and F3, and if the weather was right it was fantastic. Sadly digital pictures will never give you those reds and depth -


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Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
24 Jun 2009 9:23AM
I used it regularly too, back in the day..until Fujichrome came along.
Our news story's here Kodachrome production stops
Geoffphoto e2
8 13.5k United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 9:27AM
Much as I loved using Velvia , Pete - I still don't think that it has the same character and richness of K25 - it was a unique film .
User_Removed 10 17.9k 8 Norway
24 Jun 2009 10:08AM
Took the words out of my mouth Geoff...
24 Jun 2009 10:19AM
Another sad day for lovers of film like me, but time moves on and we have to keep up with progress.
Digital these days is just more convenient what ever you do with your pictures.
RogBrown e2
8 3.0k 10 England
24 Jun 2009 10:27AM
Yep, I've got a box ful of K25 slides up in the loft. Beautiful stuff.
joolsb e2
10 27.1k 38 Switzerland
24 Jun 2009 10:32AM

Quote:I know that nobody uses it these days


A guy I know over here was using some in his Leica only a couple of weeks ago. He has some nice shots of Venice over on Fl***r.
montechoro e2
12 2.3k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 11:09AM

Quote:I know that nobody uses it these days -


I've got one roll left in the fridge and one in the camera - all nostalgic now :-(
24 Jun 2009 12:34PM
Obligatory Paul Simon quote:

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the worlds a sunny day, oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama dont take my kodachrome away
spaceman e2
10 5.2k 3 Wales
24 Jun 2009 3:15PM
I was recently given some Kodachrome slides taken in the 50s and they looked as if they'd been taken yesterday.
stevie e2
11 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 4:51PM
Used Kodachrome 25 & 64 (64 was thought of as quite fast!) for years. All great fun, filling out the address (PO Box 14, Hemel Hempstead) on the little yellow bag, waiting for the box of slides to come back. I used Ektachrome too but somehow always went back to Kodachrome.
RogBrown e2
8 3.0k 10 England
24 Jun 2009 5:07PM

Quote:I used Ektachrome too but somehow always went back to Kodachrome.

I always found Ektachrome to be very cold, but a friend used it all the time & it was fine in his camera.
stevie e2
11 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2009 10:03PM

Quote:I always found Ektachrome to be very cold

So did I, in fact I even had a light 'warm up' filter for this reason
fauxtography e2
9 6.6k 36
24 Jun 2009 10:14PM
Well myself and a few friends have just ordered a final roll of Kodachrome each and are going to have a day out shooting with it.

You have to feel sorry for Dwayne's store in Kansas, the last place to process this, it counts for 20% of their business.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
6 Sep 2009 12:31PM
I`ve got three rolls of 64 myself. As I understand it these films are processed in Switzerland if you live in Europe.

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