Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

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Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Mon Jun 22, 2009 2:04 pm

I saw this on another photo-forum today and decided to report this news here.

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier. ... ocale=true


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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Ornello » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:26 am

Oh well...just another reason not to bother with Kodak...

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Keith Tapscott. » Mon Jul 06, 2009 5:47 am

Here are some images from the 1940`s taken on Kodachrome using the 4"x5" inch size film format.
http://www.shorpy.com/4x5-large-format-kodachromes

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Ornello » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:01 am

Probably won't bother with other Kodak transparency films. I have used Fuji Astia (once) and it seemed pretty good.

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby pentaxpete » Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:52 am

I have been GIVEN 9 cassettes of K200 dated 2003--- tried one,sent off to Switzerland and got slides back from USA - result -- slightly LIGHT but colour good.. maybe I will rate it at 250ASA next time.
Got COMPUTERISED and 'slightly Digitised Pentax K10D' but FILM STILL RULES !

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby foolscape » Mon Jul 13, 2009 2:46 am

Ornello wrote:Oh well...just another reason not to bother with Kodak...
Reasons to bother with Kodak:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13400

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13401

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13328

and

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13363

I use a wide range of films from Adox, Foma, Ilford, etc, but I always have yellow boxes in my film fridge as well. Kodak drives the market, for better or worse, and we do ourselves no favors by abandoning it.

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Ornello » Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:58 am

foolscape wrote:
Ornello wrote:Oh well...just another reason not to bother with Kodak...
Reasons to bother with Kodak:

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13400

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13401

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13328

and

http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professi ... path=13363

I use a wide range of films from Adox, Foma, Ilford, etc, but I always have yellow boxes in my film fridge as well. Kodak drives the market, for better or worse, and we do ourselves no favors by abandoning it.
I am familiar with all of those materials. I prefer Ilford and Fuji B&W films (though I have not tried the new T-Max 400). Fuji Neopan 400 and Acros 100 are my films of choice currently, but as I said I have not tried the new T-Max 400.

I used to use Kodachrome 25 almost exclusively for color film.

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby pirateoversixty » Sat Jul 18, 2009 6:39 pm

It is a shame to see kodachrome 64 go. another victim of the "instant gratification" era. i have seen it going for outrageous prices on the "bay" already.
but, refresh my memory, please. didn't agfa at one time sell a 64 chrome that had to be processed by them? i seem to recall that it had color at least equal to, if not better than the kodak 64
Jim

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Jim Appleyard » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:54 am

I remember the Agfa 64. It was an E-6 film, if memory serves. I only shot a few rolls of this, but it was an interesting film. Kodachrome tends tends to have a bias to red, Ektachrome to blue and yellow, but the Agfa had a bias toward BROWN of all colors. It was interesting if given the right subject. Pity that these and other films are now gone.

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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby Ornello » Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:22 am

Jim Appleyard wrote:I remember the Agfa 64. It was an E-6 film, if memory serves. I only shot a few rolls of this, but it was an interesting film. Kodachrome tends tends to have a bias to red, Ektachrome to blue and yellow, but the Agfa had a bias toward BROWN of all colors. It was interesting if given the right subject. Pity that these and other films are now gone.
Agfa had its own process for decades, dating back to 1936, a process which which was distinctly different from Ektachrome E-2, E-3, E-4, or E-6. They were not compatible. The Agfachrome of the 1970s was ASA50, then 64. I shot a lot of it in 1969-70 or so. It had lovely colors (especially purples) but was quite coarse-grained for ASA 50. Around 1981 or so Agfa switched to E-6 process-compatible materials and introduced 50, 100, and 200 ASA films. They also introduced C-41-compatible negative materials around the same time.

Note:
For a while Kodak had E-3 and E-4 films, with limited compatibility between them. You could run E-4 films (Ektachrome-X, High Speed Ektachrome, High Speed Ektachrome Type B) through E-3 chemistry, but you could not run E-3 films (which were pro emulsions in 120 and sheet form, ASA 32 I believe, daylight and tungsten)) through E-4; E-4 was a higher-temperature process and the E-3 films would reticulate if that was done. Once the E-3 chemistry was used to process E-4 films, you could not use that chemistry for E-3 films.
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Re: Kodak To Discontinue Kodachrome.

Postby pirateoversixty » Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:08 pm

Yep. That seems to be right. I think I still have some slides around somewhere by Agfa. Will scout around tonite and if I find them, will take a look under a magnifier.
Jim


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