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post #46 of 62
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I suggest you save you film and donate it to real photographers instead of compulsively wasting it .

I suggest you save your bandwidth and donate it to the real posters instead of compulsively wasting it.
post #47 of 62
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I suggest you save your bandwidth and donate it to the real posters instead of compulsively wasting it.

OK Humpti-dumpti i will.
post #48 of 62
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Article on Kodachrome in the Toronto Star highlighting the Kodachrome Project.

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/article/657803
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post #50 of 62
Nantucket, have you tried Ektar yet? I'm still shooting 400NC (it's what I've always shot), but the whole "finest grain ever" thing is a little intriguing.
post #51 of 62
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Here are some Ektar photos. These are straight commercial scans without any post-processing. Ektar has a color palate very similar to that of Kodachrome, but the color balance is better under most artificial light sources.

And yes, I have shot thousands of frames of 400CN. Possibly my favorite B&W film ever.



Leicaflex SL2, 35 PA Curtagon



Leicaflex SL2, 35 PA Curtagon




Leica MP, 50 Summicron



Leica MP, Apo 90 Summicron Asph.



Leica R8, 24 Elmarit
post #52 of 62
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red View Post
Here are some Ektar photos. These are straight commercial scans without any post-processing. Ektar has a color palate very similar to that of Kodachrome, but the color balance is better under most artificial light sources. And yes, I have shot thousands of frames of 400CN. Possibly my favorite B&W film ever. Leicaflex SL2, 35 PA Curtagon Leicaflex SL2, 35 PA Curtagon Leica MP, 50 Summicron Leica MP, Apo 90 Summicron Asph. Leica R8, 24 Elmarit
Nice.
post #53 of 62
i just bought 50 rolls of kodachrome from dwaynes the other day
post #54 of 62
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i just bought 50 rolls of kodachrome from dwaynes the other day

Congratulations. That's enough to last you a while. Have you ever shot it before?

I've just had them ship 96 rolls to me and bought 40 rolls of Kodachrome 25 previously on Ebay. That should be a decent supply for the next year and a half.
post #55 of 62
does ektar=ektachrome?

my local camera store carries and process it, would this be the next best thing to kodachrome?

i know it like kodachrome is color reveral film [right?], which provides more saturated colors [right?]

also, any other similar films i might try that are readily available and easy to process.

i hate that i missed the boat on kodachrome, i wish i'd have been interested in photography when it was still widely available.

robbie
post #56 of 62
Ektar is a color negative film (process C-41).
Ektachrome is a color reversal/slide film (process E-6)
Kodachrome is a special process that is unlike either - you're generating color with silver deposits rather than dyes, I believe.

Whether Ektachrome is the next best thing to Kodachrome, hard to say. No slide films match the exposure characteristics or color palette of Kodacrhome, that's a large part of why people are willing to drop ~$35/roll all told to purchase and process.

Kodak and Fuji both make lines of E-6 films that vary from muted tones to unnatural colors (Velvia, I'm looking at you). I was a fan of Fuji Provia in my film days.
post #57 of 62
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Hitler gets the news about Kodachrome.



That's one angry fuehrer!
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post #58 of 62
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Some work done recently with my Leica R8, MP, and M6 on Kodachrome 25 and 64.

http://www.demotix.com/news/tomioka-hachiman-matsuri
post #59 of 62
Sadly, Kodachrome is effectively no more. Here's an article from the "Australian" newspaper (via AP) about the very last roll of Kodachrome and how it was used by Steve McCurry: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/trav...-1225900420304 McCurry's comment on looking at Kodachrome slides that he had shot in the late 1960s and early 1970s really resonated with me:
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"Imagine leaving digital images in a hard drive and coming back 40 years later. Would anybody be able to read that data? That's the great thing about film. It's a self-contained object. You hold the picture up to the light and there it is."
I think that it's a very legitimate concern. I have a Nikon film camera and I've shot Kodachrome and Ektachrome in the past but - for convenience, mainly as I have two young kids - I tend to use digital cameras nowadays. It does make one think, however, about how digital images will be stored in the future - what will the preferred format be, will we still be able to read images stored in older formats, and so on? Disc degradation is a real concern, too.
post #60 of 62
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That article is very misleading. Just because McCurry was given the last roll cut from the last master roll Kodak produced doesn't mean the very last roll of Kodachrome ever shot has been shot.

Dwayne's will be processing Kodachrome until December 31st, so there's still time to shoot it. The actual last roll of Kodachrome will be the last one processed.

I've still got several months worth in my fridge and three cameras loaded with it, one of which I have with me at this very moment. Last roll of Kodachrome my lily-white ass!
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