Jesspos: Kodak have anounced the end of Kodachrome

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

  1. RobertL

    Robert Guest

    Are there any black and white diapositive films (with process paid)?
    There used to be Agfa's DiaDirekt but these days you seem to have to
    develope them yourself and use a normal B/W film.

    Robert, Sep 20, 2007
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  2. There's also a lab in Japan, which makes it a grand total of two in the world.
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 20, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    There is a new black and white slide film but it has a very low ISO of
    12 to 25. There is no process paid, I think you have to buy chemicals
    and develop it yourself.

    If I recall the URL I will post it here.
    Tony Polson, Sep 20, 2007
  4. I wonder why Kodak doesn't sell it's Kodachrome + processing to someone like
    Fuji, who seems to be committed to continuing to support film. Kodachrome
    has some unique characteristics that, (it seems to me) would make it
    attractive to Fuji.
    William Graham, Sep 20, 2007
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    Steve-X Guest

    Steve-X, Sep 21, 2007
  6. From the site:

    The film is processed as modified black and white negative and prints
    are made from any images. Color results from K-14 slide films are
    available (see here). This process is recommended for films that are
    over ten years old or have been exposed to extreme storage conditions.
    In general, the older the film the more "washed out" or faded color
    results become. Using only black and white development allows greater
    control and increases the chances of obtaining images from old films.

    Expected Results

    Because the film is old we do not guarantee that we can get pictures,
    but usually about 90% of the films we process do have pictures. Some
    films are faded because of age. Your film will always returned even
    if we are unable to obtain images. Because the film is old we cannot
    guarantee results and no refund is available regardless of the
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 21, 2007
  7. RobertL

    Robert Guest

    There was talk, at one time, of the EU taking it over on the grounds
    that it was the archival film of choice - having a problem long-term
    survival with small and predictable colour balance shifts.

    But that seemed to go quiet.

    Robert, Sep 21, 2007
  8. RobertL

    Robert Guest

    There was some dicussion of a black/white reversal film. Apparently
    there is a film called FOMAPAN-R, it is a 35mm reversal B/W film made
    in Czechoslovakia. Also this lab will process
    any BW film to a positive slide for about $15 a roll.

    Robert, Sep 21, 2007
  9. Some shops still have Scala left. Get it while you can.
    Toni Nikkanen, Sep 21, 2007
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    Noons Guest

    and Australia. Together with Fuji 400X, one of the best so far.
    Noons, Sep 21, 2007
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    Father Kodak Guest


    Father Kodak
    Father Kodak, Sep 21, 2007
  12. RobertL

    Father Kodak Guest

    Does anyone know their process? I think that formulas for doing this
    have been around for years.

    Father Kodak
    Father Kodak, Sep 21, 2007
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Agree 100%. I have used quite a few rolls of Fujichrome Provia 400X
    and I am hugely impressed. The grain seems no worse than Provia 100,
    the immediate predecessor to the current 100F, and that is a great
    achievement for an ISO 400 emulsion.

    I believe that its archival qualities are also excellent.
    Tony Polson, Sep 21, 2007
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    Michael Guest

    Back "in the day" Kodak made a film called Direct Positive and a home
    chemistry kit to process it. If you read the fine print, you learned
    you could also process Panatomic-X, normally a very fine grain B&W
    negative film (ASA 32) as positives with the same chemistry. But all
    those films are gone as is the chemistry.

    Michael, Sep 22, 2007
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    Pudentame Guest

    But not the formula. You can google it.

    Something interesting I ran across that I didn't know, process
    Kodachrome in E6 chemistry and you get B&W transparencies.
    Pudentame, Sep 22, 2007
  16. RobertL

    Robert Guest

    The post recent rolls of Kodacrhome 200 that I have are dated:
    "process by 4/2008.
    Robert, Sep 24, 2007
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    Ross Peebles Guest

    KR64 is my main film too!

    Ross Peebles, Sep 30, 2007
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