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    RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    <<....The photography show is called "The Last Kodachrome" but the last Kodachrome images aren't in the show. They are still in Pat Willard's Nikon camera.

    They will have to come out by next week because the last lab in the world that processes the famed color film, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kan., is discontinuing it at the end of the year. The last rolls to be processed must be there by noon, Dec. 30. After 75 years,....>>

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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    Oh, yes, for some in the photo world this is a big deal, and a sad day. Kodachrome is/was an extraordinarily high-quality product--far better in color saturation and (perhaps most importantly) color stability than ANY other comparable, mass-market product. The first photos I ever took (mid-60s) were on the old ASA 25 Kodachrome--and they still look fine today. It's a very complicated process technically, however, and not something that anyone can really do on their own, at home. So, in a few days, this truly marvelous product goes extinct.
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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Simon
    Kodachrome
    You give us those nice bright colors
    You give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!
    I got a Nikon camera
    I love to take a photograph
    So Mama, don't take my Kodachrome away
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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    A great film. As kuha mentioned for longevity and color it can't be beat. My father's slides from the 40's still look great.

    I just sent off my last 4 rolls, including a roll of asa 25, yesterday to Dwayne's by overnight express mail



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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    This thread prompted me to re-visit my archive of Kodachrome slides taken of my kids in the early 50s with my Argus C-3, a very simple range finder camera (near or far) requiring a light meter for best results.. until you develped a sense of what f stop and (limited) shutter speed felt right..slides still bright and the equal of/better than later slides and pictures taken with more sophisticated/better equipment...
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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    If you started shooting Ektachrome slides later on, the earlier Kodachromes are REALLY going to look better by comparison.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuha
    If you started shooting Ektachrome slides later on, the earlier Kodachromes are REALLY going to look better by comparison.
    Yes, I have both Ektochrome and Kodachrome, which has survived much better.
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    Re: RIP: Kodachrome, 75
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    unfortunately, i used almost all Ektachrome, the look of which I preferred at the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    unfortunately, i used almost all Ektachrome, the look of which I preferred at the time.
    By the 1960s, Kodachrome had something of a "fuddy-duddy" image, while Ektachrome was newer, with a zingier color palette, and faster speed. Unfortunately, the two processes were very different technically, and Kodachrome is vastly more stable.
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    I think I drifted to Ektachrome because it was faster and did have a different "look". I wasnt thinking 50 years ahead.
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