Jesspos: Kodak have anounced the end of Kodachrome

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by RobertL, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. RobertL

    RobertL Guest

    Jessops just rang me to say that they cannot supply my recent order
    for Kodachroime 200. "the manufacturers have informed us that this
    product is no longer being made".

    is this the long expected end of Kodachrome?

    Robert
     
    RobertL, Sep 19, 2007
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  2. I thought it's been discontinued ages ago, was I wrong?
     
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. With "it" I mean KC 200 of course.
     
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 19, 2007
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  4. RobertL

    Alan Browne Guest

    Per the Kodak page, K-chrome 64 is still supported, though I'm not sure
    of the difference between "PKR" and "KR". Web searches suggest the "P"
    KR is a professional version, but I'm not really sure.

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/colorReversalIndex.jhtml?id=0.2.22.14.11&lc=en

    KODACHROME 64 (PKR)
    KODACHROME 64 (KR)
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 19, 2007
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  5. RobertL

    Tony Polson Guest


    Kodachrome 200 was discontinued lat year.

    Kodachrome 64 is still available. For those of us in Europe, it is
    now sent to the USA for processing although we still get to send it to
    Switzerland or Germany as before.

    Some of mine have been mailed back from the USA but my last batch of
    Kodachrome 64 slides were all posted back from Switzerland, but were
    obviously developed in the USA, with card mounts and a card case.
     
    Tony Polson, Sep 19, 2007
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  6. RobertL

    Alan Browne Guest

    I haven't shot 64. I used to shoot 25 but that was a couple decade ago.

    Maybe time to order a brick of 64.
     
    Alan Browne, Sep 19, 2007
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  7. K64 is still available, and TTBOMK still being produced.

    I'm a bit surprised that K200 hung on after K25 was axed. It may
    be Kodak had a few freezers full of K200 and K25 and the K25 freezer
    emptied first.

    Why axe K25 instead of K64 is a mystery to me.

    If it were up to me, the last two films being made would be
    Tech Pan and K25.

    I think K64's demise is inevitable. I shoot it as my
    main film but I am sure I am in a very small minority
    who does.

    The unwashed masses stopped taking slides when Kodak got
    Kodacolor prints to work. Slide film lived on because it
    was the film for media and stock photography. Now that
    99.9% of media/stock photographers use digital there isn't
    any real market for slide film except for iconoclasts and
    a few technical markets.
     
    Nicholas O. Lindan, Sep 19, 2007
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  8. Yeah.....the problem is, when the film goes away, the processing labs will
    go away too. Right now, there is only one left on this continent......
     
    William Graham, Sep 19, 2007
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  9. RobertL

    Frank ess Guest

    Sounds as if we're edging toward the end of any good reason to keep
    all that 35mm equipment ...
     
    Frank ess, Sep 19, 2007
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  10. RobertL

    Pudentame Guest

    Not quite yet. AFAIK, Kodachrome 64 is going to be around for a while
    longer. Kodachrome 200 never achieved the popularity of earlier
    formulations.
     
    Pudentame, Sep 20, 2007
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  11. RobertL

    Pudentame Guest

    And those of us who just enjoy it and will use it as long as it's available.
     
    Pudentame, Sep 20, 2007
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  12. This got me thinking. I have 9 rolls of KL-200/36 in the plastic cylinders
    that have mostly been kept in the freezer, along with 9 of the PK-36 prepaid
    mailers. If anyone is interested in this, contact me and make an offer.

    Regards,
     
    Jeffery Small, Sep 20, 2007
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  13. RobertL

    Father Kodak Guest

    Dwaynes, in Kansas I think, is the only one left in the world, and
    probably in the entire solar system.

    Father Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Sep 20, 2007
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  14. RobertL

    Father Kodak Guest

    Only if you don't care for B&W or think that digital B&W equals film,
    with all its possibilities for development.

    Father Kodak
     
    Father Kodak, Sep 20, 2007
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  15. RobertL

    Ken Hart Guest

    Not the only Kodachrome processor in the whole solar system, but I've sworn
    not to tell anyone on this planet...
    and the shipping time is a real pita...
     
    Ken Hart, Sep 20, 2007
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  16. Well, I'm strongly moving towards mostly-medium format right now;
    shooting MF has never made more sense as now :)

    (Gotta sell a T-90, A-1, FTb, 50/1.4 S.S.C and other good stuff before
    I go bankrupt with all the MF stuff I bought. I'll be keeping the
    absolutely best parts of my 35mm equipment, though.)
     
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 20, 2007
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  17. RobertL

    RobertL Guest

    I bought a pack of 10 a few weeks ago. It must have been old stock I
    guess. I'm glad that 64 will keep going a little longer. i presume
    that they will eventually give a year's notice of the demise of the
    processing so that all 'in date' film can be processed.

    Robert
     
    RobertL, Sep 20, 2007
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  18. RobertL

    Tony Polson Guest


    There is a superb selection of film still available in green boxes,
    with a new formulation of Fuji Velvia 50 just having been introduced
    in Europe.

    The probable demise of Kodachrome might be symbolic to some, but it is
    certainly not the end for film, not by a very long way.
     
    Tony Polson, Sep 20, 2007
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  19. But other than locally, there's plenty of them, right?
     
    Scott Schuckert, Sep 20, 2007
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  20. RobertL

    Pudentame Guest

    You can get E-6 done locally.

    Kodachrome is process K-14 and Dwaynes is the only place left that does it.
     
    Pudentame, Sep 20, 2007
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