Kodachrome is Gone- Sad Day

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    Whether you love or hate film, today is a sad day in the world of photography as the last roll of Kodachrome will be processed and the final processing machine shut down forever.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/30/us/30fil...=1&src=tptw

    I have fond memories of Kodachrome. ISO 25 was my favorite. The quality was absolutely unbelievable. I think they even made an ISO 16 also, but I never shot any of that.

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    Wow, that is amazing. Who would have thunk it 30 odd years ago when I seriously started photography.
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    Kodachrome, they give us those niiiiiiiiiiiice bright colors!
    Give us the greeeeeeeeen of summers!
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, oh yeah!
    I got a Niiiiiiiiiikon camera, I love to take phooooooootographs,
    So mama don't take my Kodachrome away.


    Mama don't take my Kodachrome, mama don't take my Kodachrome
    Mama don't take my Kodachrome away...
    Mama don't take my Kodachrome, don't leave your boy so far from home!
    Mama don't take my Kodachrome away!
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpaNJqF4po

    I'm grooving for the memory.
    I pack two things wherever I go: A gun and a camera. You probably don't want to end up in front of either one.

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    yup i shot 25 for years. good stuff. love my d200 but still gonna miss the kc25. sniffle




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    What a crying shame... I guess My Praktica just became a shelf bunny.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZpaNJqF4po

    I'm grooving for the memory.
    They were playing this song on the radio on my way home tonight. I had to turn it up.

    Quote Originally Posted by ricky.o View Post
    yup i shot 25 for years. good stuff. love my d200 but still gonna miss the kc25. sniffle




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    It will be missed. RIP.


    Quote Originally Posted by lesifer View Post
    What a crying shame... I guess My Praktica just became a shelf bunny.....
    I can understand missing kodachrome but that's no reason to put the Praktica on the shelf. There really is other good films out there.

    I'm kind of wondering if it will be revived like the polariod film was??? I don't know - just something to think about.
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    Get an M42 adapter and use the Practika lens! I'm shooting a 50/2.8 Tessar that originally was for a Practika.

    Vinnie- I've looked into the chemistry to see if I could make produce some plates, it's a layered emulation similar to E6, so home brewing isn't really practical as coating under complete darkness would be neccesary. I suppose someone like Efke could start producing chemistry and film again. But i just don't think that is going to happen. Polaroid film was/is still being used professionally to proof critical film work, thus why polaroid pack film is still available for fans. But once that dries up, no more polaroid transfers, either.
    bear with me. i don't have an escape button...

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinkle_turnip View Post
    Vinnie- I've looked into the chemistry to see if I could make produce some plates, it's a layered emulation similar to E6, so home brewing isn't really practical as coating under complete darkness would be neccesary. I suppose someone like Efke could start producing chemistry and film again. But i just don't think that is going to happen. Polaroid film was/is still being used professionally to proof critical film work, thus why polaroid pack film is still available for fans. But once that dries up, no more polaroid transfers, either.
    I'm talking about something like The Impossible Project. Not necessarily processing at home - but if you come up with something......

    The Impossible Project

    Where they bought the Polariod factory and all equipment so they could continue to manufacture this film. They do plan to keep it going long into the future.

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    I've just started going through some old photos. The summer of 77 I lived in Glacier Park and bought my first 35mm camera, an OM-1. There is a tray of Kodachrome 25 slides from that summer that remind me that though digital photography is wonderful, viewing images on a computer screen do not approach projecting those tack sharp K25 images onto a reflective screen.

    RIP old buddy.



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