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Show your Kodachrome shots

Discussion in 'Film Camera Forum' started by ajramirez, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    Last Saturday, a friend and I found ourselves reminiscing about Kodachrome 64. This morning I looked through my files for some Kodachrome shots to share. These are the first two:

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    El ceramista by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

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    The Manayunk Wall by ramirezaponte, on Flickr

    These were taken during the Summer of 1992, the first one in some sort of fair somewhere close to Philadelphia, PA (really cannot remember anymore) and the second one at the Manayunk Wall during the 1992 Philadelphia International Championship. All shot on Kodachrome 64 with a Canon T90 and 35-105mm 3.5-4.5 nFD.

    Please post some Kodachrome shots!

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  2. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    I will be watching this thread, bet you guys have got some stunners in a drawer somewhere.
     
  3. photogfollett

    photogfollett SC Regular

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Roseburg, Oregon
    John
    Taken at the Santa Monica Pier in the mid 70's. Found a box of Kodachrome pics while cleaning out a closet about a month ago. My favorite film of all time. :smile:

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  4. Richkaz

    Richkaz SC Regular

    76
    Mar 1, 2012
    My Kodachrome efforts are mostly holiday shots taken with my old Contax 137MA in the late 80's / early nineties.

    From Bali

    Local kids messing about on the beach ( and what a lovely beach it was ! )














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    Beachcombers on the same beach later that day.



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    Beach trader selling some towels, and not to happy with my derisory offer :wink:



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    Tokyo Streets ( Oh so spotless and clean ! )








    Nikko






    Richard
     
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  5. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    saturation saturation saturation ...
     
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  6. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Wow....these photos are cool. Was the dynamic range of the Kodachrome super low or are all of these harsh lighting conditions. I love the "look" but gotta say I'm spoiled by pulling stuff out of the shadows. Different results....obviously, but I still love the shots. I need to re-calibrate my eyes!
     
  8. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
    Antonio
    The light was fairly harsh (New Mexico Summer light) but Kodachrome can be contrasty and tight as to dynamic range. Also, better scans may help. They certainly look better on my light box than they do on my computer screen...

    Cheers,

    Antonio
     
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  9. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I never used Kodachrome, but always was impressed with the fantastic sharpness and saturation I saw in the camera magazines of the '70s and '80s.

    When I read people discussing slide stock now, they talk about it's narrow latitude and the need to nail exposure perfectly. Only for experienced photographers, in fact.

    Yet I am sure I remember many family photographs being taken with Kodachrome in 126 cassettes, in cameras that had only two settings - one for cloudy and one for sunny ... they always seemed to look fine. But maybe this is just me getting older and my memory is too cluttered up with stuff to be sure.