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RIP Kodachrome: 1935-2010
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ehbowen
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RIP Kodachrome: 1935-2010
 
« on: Dec 30th, 2010, 7:27am »
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The last Kodachrome processing lab in the world, Dwayne's Photo in Parsons, Kansas, will process its last roll of Kodachrome film today. Kodak stopped manufacturing the film last year and discontinued supplying the needed processing chemicals earlier this year. The last remaining K-14 processing machine, owned by Dwayne's, is to be sold for scrap.
 
Read the story in the New York Times.


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Re: RIP Kodachrome: 1935-2010
 
« Reply #1 on: Dec 30th, 2010, 7:47am »
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Truly, it is a sad day for us film photographers.  You really had to know how to handle a camera to get the best results from Kodachrome.  I wish I'd have used more of it when I had the chance back in the 1970s and 80s.
 
I wish Dwayne's would donate that last K14 machine to the Smithsonian.
 
 
 


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scottychaos
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Re: RIP Kodachrome: 1935-2010
 
« Reply #2 on: Jan 9th, 2011, 5:10pm »
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I wanted to shoot one last roll of Kodachrome this past Autumn, but I never found a roll..
 
I do have two old rolls of K64 in my desk at work, but they expired 15 years ago!
I keep them just as part of my random "old Kodak stuff" collection I have found over the years..but I didnt bother to actually shoot them.
 
I tried to locate a newer roll to use, but couldn't find one anywhere..
and I work at Kodak!  
 
RIP Kodachrome, you will be missed.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLsDxvAErTU&feature=related
 
 
Scot
 


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Re: RIP Kodachrome: 1935-2010
 
« Reply #3 on: Jan 10th, 2011, 2:19pm »
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I was very lucky with my last roll of Kodachrome.  I installed it right before the Railfest at Steamtown, and sent it to Dwayne's by Dec 10th.  It came back last Friday, and I am very happy with the results.  It must be because I knew it was my last roll that I thought more about the shots I was taking.  Or that Kodachrome is so much better than anything else ever made, LOL
Here are some of my favorites.  



I ordered a photo CD from Dwaynes so I would have them digital ready.  
Here is the Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct from a few weeks after Railfest.


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