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Goodbye Kodachrome

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Fuddlestack, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. Fuddlestack

    Fuddlestack SC Regular

    138
    Dec 1, 2010
    Alsace, France
    Hats off, everyone, it's the end of an era: the last cassette of Kodachrome expired at the end of November.

    K25, shot at a heady 32 ASA to give deep, saturated colours, was my favourite film for 20+ years, before I moved on to digital. I'm sure there are many who would go on using it if they could. Maybe Kodak will release the patents and someone will make a living selling it to the few users who would pay good money to go on, but I reckon it's on its way to oblivion, with 70 years of wonderful pictures as a memorial.

    Sic transit...
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    [video=youtube;NGHxkpSECOM]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGHxkpSECOM[/video]

    My favorite of the Kodachrome film was 64.

    Thank you John - an important moment in film history.
     
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  3. Grant

    Grant SC Veteran

    249
    Nov 12, 2010
    Lunenburg Nova Scotia
    I am sure you all know the tune and if not you not the sentiment!

    Kodachrome
    They give us those nice bright colors
    They give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
    I got a Nikon camera
    I love to take a photograph
    So mama don't take my Kodachrome away


    Woops, guess I am repeating BBW :smile:
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    No problem, Grant! That song has a way of sticking in the old brain.:wink: