Kodachrome-Pushing my luck with an out-of-date friend

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by bsharpe411, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. I recently discovered several rolls of Kodachrome 64 in the back of a closet. Processing was included with each roll but the expiration date was 9/92 ! I figured what the heck...give it a try...it's just about your last chance anyway. I've loved Kodachrome since my first roll of it in a Kodak Pony IV back in 1958. As you can see from the attached picture, I was asking too much from an 18-year old friend who wasn't properly stored.
    RIP Kodachrome
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  2. I Photoshopped it a bit and did manage to get something close to decent...but it's still a far cry from what I've been use to seeing from Kodachrome
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  3. I did the same thing with 12 rolls I had misplace and found recently. Nearly the same results as yours.
     
  4. Erik....thanks for V2. As much as I dislike digital photography, I would have killed to have something like Photoshop available back in the 70's. I use to spend hours in the darkroom trying to change and/or improve shots that failed.
     
  5. How much time do we have with the Chodachrome development. I still have 3 rolls of 36 exposures left.
     
  6. Bob, how did you scan the kodachromes ? Maybe you can gain quality here and save Photoshop work.
    A blog on scanning Kodachromes: http://blog.shutterbug.com/davidbrooks/kodachrome_film_scanning/
    Since I'm using the Silverfast Kodachrome target for scanner calibration the bluish tint is gone.

    @ Harry: Dwayne’s Photo plans to continue processing Kodachrome films through the end of December 2010.

    Frank
     

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