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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-24-2009, 10:17 AM Thread Starter
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Kodachome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the worlds a sunny day

- Paul Simon

http://blogs.consumerreports.org/mon...amed-onto.html

Personally I don't miss film much... for some reason I still have my film cameras though.
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Me too.
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Me three. But when I heard they were taking our Kodachrome away, I did feel like we were losing a piece of history, even though I haven't used the stuff in years. Good colour accuracy, and its archival quality was high due to the specific processing method. Our family has Kodachrome slides and super 8 movies from the 1960's that don't seem to have faded a bit.
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Apparently there was only one place in the world left where they do processing So I can see why they retire. The past two years several films have disappeared.

We still use our analog medium format camera once every while, so I'm hoping there is enough of a market left to support a range of films in different formats

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Days before we head off on our next adventure(s), I dug my old Minolta SLR out of the closet, planning to take it instead of a dig, also planning to shoot my old fave Kodachrome. I'm glad I thought to browse through the photog forum here. If Dwaynes Photo in Parsons, Kansas is the only place that still processes the film, how costly can that be? I always shot Kodachrome... is there an alternative?
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Hi,

Quick google leads me to
http://www.kodachromeproject.com/for...p?t=354&page=2

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quote:... E100GX is the closest Ektachrome to Kodachrome.
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Very interesting thanks for sharing. I found it nice to read a few pages further about the famous "Afghan Girl" photo which was taken with kodachrome, very nice read.http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/20...irl/index-text
I seen that famous photo taken with kodachrome film numerous times in my life.



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My first thought, I started hearing that song in my mind first came way back in the 60's.

Who took my kodachrome away.

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Apparently there was only one place in the world left where they do processing So I can see why they retire. The past two years several films have disappeared.

We still use our analog medium format camera once every while, so I'm hoping there is enough of a market left to support a range of films in different formats

Bas

Hey, even film is digital! The molecules within either change or don't, there ain't no third direction
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