Kodak film thrown a lifeline


gartmore

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 09:16
http://www.petapixel.com/2012/08/20/hollywood-throws-kodak-film-a-lifeline-to-co...
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 10:28
Good news.

On top of that, lets all shoot more film!
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Oso

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 10:52
Great, I'm a regular user of Kodak

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johnriley

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 10:56
I still think Kodak make the best films, even though they have discontinued the best of their slide films - Kodachrome.

I suspect Holywood will use film for a while yet as it's future proof in a way that digital formats are not.

Most of the classic TV I buy on DVD has survived only because of 16mm film copies. Even videotapes from the 1970s can be a nightmare and tricky to restore.
Best regards, John

gartmore

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 11:17
Even entirely digitally originated material like animations are still transferred to exhibition film stock for viewing in cinemas.
Ken
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davidaitch

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 16:30
[quote:3496ace15f="johnriley"]I still think Kodak make the best films, even though they have discontinued the best of their slide films - Kodachrome.

Digging through the frost in our freezer yesterday and I came across, among others,two rolls of K64 dated 2005. Did anyone ever take over processing of Kodachrome or is it only for my local museum.
It came in a container that I have put away at some time or other to keep fresh. Ektachrome 100, Velvia 50, FP4+ and HP5+ so I guess it means a run out for my Super A and MZ5n

johnriley

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 16:38
The only thing you can do with Kodachrome now is to process it as a black and white film. You will get negatives.

I have a roll that I use in photography talks as a conversation piece.
Best regards, John

steven9761

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 16:39
@ DAVIDAITCH - try this link. It looks as though the site hasn't been updated for a while, but it might be of some use to you when you shoot off the Kodachrome you found at home.
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davidaitch

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 17:12
Thanks, guys.
Steven, Ive had a quick look at your link and didn't get very far, though I will try again.

John, what would you recommend for processing? My favourites used to be Rodinal and Ilfosol but not having bought developer for some time I don't know what's still available.

Regards,
Dave

johnriley

Link Posted 21/08/2012 - 19:25
Dave, I really don't know for sure, having never processed Kodachrome in BW chemicals. I always meant to but never got round to it.

I would start by trying a standard fine grain developer (Kodak D76 or Ilford ID11) and do a "clip test" - develop a short length before doing the rest of the roll.
Best regards, John

davidaitch

Link Posted 22/08/2012 - 11:21
Thanks, John,
I'll give it a try when I remember where I put my tanks and spirals and dishes. Almost sure I've got some unopened ID11 in a cupboard somewhere.
Regards,
Dave.

stevejcoe

Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 09:51
Pentaxophile wrote:
Good news.

On top of that, lets all shoot more film!

I have just returned from a short break in Cornwall. I had some film and processing chemicals that needed using, so I took an LX, Super A together with 24mm and 50mm lenses. I found it a very liberating experience.

I did take a K5 with a DA* 16-50 fitted as a backup, but mainly for interior shots using TAv mode.

Regards - Steve

womble

Link Posted 23/08/2012 - 15:58
I use Kodak Ektar 100 and BW400CN film a great deal so I am more than pleased to see a little good news for the firm. I have a roll or two of Kodachrome 64 I kept as a museum piece. It just so happens I'm wearing my Dwayne's Photo "End of Kodachrome" tee shirt as I write...

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bforbes

Link Posted 24/08/2012 - 15:50
An update? link
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Offertonhatter

Link Posted 25/08/2012 - 20:33
Looks like they have ended their consumer Film too.
Ektar was nice, Portra I have not used but has good feedback.

Looks like I will have to stock up on Ektar now, at least I can still get it processed, unlike the much missed Kodachrome.

So, what is left?
Fuji Reala? - I love it! Great for portraits
Fuji Superia? - No 100ISO anymore and not as good as Ektar
Fuji Velvia? - It divides opinion, but I like it for Landscapes
Fuji Pro160 series - not processed any yet, but I have heard it is good.

As for Kodak's B+W film, sorry, I have always preferred Ilford's range for this. But I am sure T-Max will be missed for some.
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