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A very sad day indeed....

User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
30 Dec 2010 9:41PM

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JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
30 Dec 2010 10:01PM
If I recall correctly I only ever exposed one roll as a trial and did not like it, preferring initially Agfachrome then Fujuchrome / Velvia 50
JJGEE 15 7.7k 18 England
30 Dec 2010 10:06PM


Of course this should be Fujichrome Wink
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
30 Dec 2010 10:07PM
I`m going to miss it Mike, I still have two un used rolls Smile
Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 10:08PM
How much of it do you use Mike ? I'll have a look see if I have any left over.
Paul Morgan 18 19.4k 6 England
30 Dec 2010 10:09PM
You can no longer get it processed Bri
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
30 Dec 2010 10:38PM
I used to use it a lot Bri - '25' and '64' in particular but... as Paul says...

Quote:You can no longer get it processed

(Thank you for your kind offer (my fridge also has a large film content! Mainly Fuji these days!!)

However - lets look on the 'bright side'. Time and technology has moved on - we're digital now! The folks over at Alien Software have a produced a Photoshop plugin called 'Color 3' which has T.. H.. E.. most amazing Kodachrome24 / 64 & 200 algorithms.

(...and I am know way involved with the Company or its products. I'm so so grateful the legacy can live on!! Wink)
Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
30 Dec 2010 11:40PM
Ok, I haven't shot any film for a long time.
spaceman 15 5.3k 3 Wales
31 Dec 2010 12:03AM
I was given some Kodachrome slides that were taken in the 50s and they looked like they were taken yesterday - they hadn't faded at all.
fatherpie 11 18 12 England
31 Dec 2010 11:05AM
Back in the 1970's a 36-exp roll of Kodachrome 64 was a real treat for me, I much preferred its slightly warmer tones to the brashness of Fujichrome and the clinical tones of Ektachrome. But as Mike says time moves on and now we have progressed to the point where someone has invented a digital plug-in to emulate the analogue quality of K64 - even progress has a tinge of nostalgia these days Tongue
Mike Gray 15 382 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2010 11:15AM
Nearly had a tear in my eye watching the video.
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
31 Dec 2010 8:38PM

Back in the 60s and 70s, when magazines really wanted their colour photographs provided as medium format transparencies, a few started to accept 35mm for inside illustrations - but only if they were on Kodachrome 25.

I'm not sure how much of that was due to real quality problems with any other 35mm trannie film and how much was just snobbery.

But I suspect there are a few members on here who remember the days when we had to cart around three SLR bodies - one loaded Kodachrome and the other two loaded with FP4 and Tri-X. (and you had to remember what ASA you had shot the Tri-X at, to be sure to develop it correctly.)
DOGSBODY 11 1.4k 30 England
2 Jan 2011 3:03PM
The King is dead - long live the King.
User_Removed 10 4.6k 1 Scotland
2 Jan 2011 5:31PM

Quote:The King is dead - long live the King.

Ah. But what is now King?

Must confess that as film tends to get scanned anyway nowadays, I tend to use negative rather than trannie. Ektar 100 seems to meet my needs but I would hesitate to give it a royal rating (not having tried all the other options).
Big Bri 18 16.6k United Kingdom
2 Jan 2011 6:43PM
Film is dead. Long live digital.

Mind you, I do quite fancy the new Fuji GF670W.. Smile .... if I had a free supply of 120 film and free processing.....

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