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Re: The "Last" Roll of Kodachrome

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avatar The "Last" Roll of Kodachrome
August 06, 2010 09:07PM
News links:
http://www.kansas.com/2010/07/14/1403115/last-kodachrome-roll-processed.html
http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2010/07/23/128728114/kodachrome?ft=1&f=97635953

Background:
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/06/death-of-kodachrome-belies-the-technological-advance-it-represented.ars
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachrome


[Aside: When I first started taking color slides with a SLR back in 1970, it was my preference to use Agfachrome rather than Kodachrome since the Agfa film/processing seemed to give colors that were noticably "truer" than that obtained from Kodak.]
Re: The "Last" Roll of Kodachrome
August 09, 2010 10:48AM
I used Kodachrome 25 for many years. What a great film - extremely fine grain, rich, saturated colors, and to my eyes it captured colors accurately. Never any "artifacts" or any "banding" in the gradations, so commonly produced by today's digital cameras. I have thousands of slides taken by my grandfather and father, going back even to the late 1930s when Kodachrome first came out. They have been stored in metal boxes all these years and the colors are still deep and rich - they look like they were taken yesterday.

Kodak's tribute to Kodachrome has some excellent shots:
http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=15398&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=28611

Great gallery of 4 x 5 inch Kodachrome shots. If you look at them closely the detail is incredible:
http://www.shorpy.com/4x5-large-format-kodachromes

Stunning color gallery of 1939-1943 shots, I suspect most of these were shot on Kodachrome:
http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2010/07/26/captured-america-in-color-from-1939-1943/
avatar Re: The "Last" Roll of Kodachrome
August 09, 2010 10:09PM
Darn, I just bought an Argus on ebay. No seriously, I really did!
avatar Re: The "Last" Roll of Kodachrome
August 10, 2010 12:58PM
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Vince
Darn, I just bought an Argus on ebay. No seriously, I really did!

That's O.K., Vince. Last year I bought an 1950's era Model 400 GE radio because that's what I had when I was a teenager. Damned thing won't play the same music!
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