UPDATED: Ektachrome page on Wikipedia

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by discpad, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Hi gang!

    I spent a few minutes updating the Ektachrome page on Wikipedia. Please take a look at it, as I've attempted to answer most of the questions new users would have.

    My next project is to add a page on replenishing photographic chemicals...
     
  2. Dan

    Great job I wish I had that much time on my hands... Wikpedea is so ofen way off.

    Good luck with your next project.... Don't forget to mention Harold Harvey and his Panthermic 777 in it. And that at the time he was working for DuPont. *G*

    Larry
     
  3. Generally a pretty good article. I'll pick at a couple nits:

    Before Process AR-5 there was EA-5 for aero film. This was a hot version of E-4 and similar to ME-4 for Ektachrome motion picture film

    E-6 was available to the public in 1975, but only the pro films were available at the time. There were some keeping issues to verify before the amateur films could be released.

    E-7 was the "mix-it-yourself" version of E-6. Functionally it was equivalent, but there were a few differences.

    ES-8 was a special process for one special super 8 movie film. It was introduced in 1975.

    There were some other Ektachrome process for 16 mm motion picture films:

    ME-2A, ECO-2, EC0-3, E-89, E-99, VNF-1, RVNP, CRI-1

    These processes were used for amateur Ektachrome super 8 movie film:

    Ektachrome Movie process introduced in 1971 (movies without movie lights). The process was later designated EM-24

    EM-25 was the mix-it-yourself version of EM-24.

    EM-26 was the updated process for improved Ektachrome super 8 films introduced in 1981.

    EM-27 was the mix-it-yourself version of EM-24.

    For extra credit, has anyone else ever heard of the RACE process? (Probably not unless you attended the 1981 SMPTE conference.)
     
  4. Ron, it's YOUR article, too!

    That's the beauty of Wikipedia: A bunch of lefties got together to create a socialist, freely editable paperless encyclopedia.

    In any case, I'll format and update the definitions, as the special markup language they use can be tricky.
     
  5. OK, Ron... Take a lok at the page now:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ektachrome
     
  6. Ron,

    You forgot process E6+ For extra credit, can you tell us what it's used for?
     
  7. This is so much easier than editing Wikipedia myself.

    I worked with the people who invented E-6, but I've never heard of E6+.
     
  8. Oops! Kodak changed the designation for the special processing for the one film that requires it, from E6+ to E6P

    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/professional/support/techPubs/e147/e147.jhtml
     
  9. As far as I see the "P" stands for Push However it still list the processing as E6.

    Larry
     
  10. tbs

    tbs

    Slightly off topic, but: why on the Kodachrome page at Wiki does it say that all Kodalux mailers "must" be sent to that district office address in Maryland? I send my mailers, all of them, to the address:

    Kodak Slide Processing
    PO Box 1171
    Parsons KS 67357-1171

    I've gotten them back in 7-14 days each time, usually on the lower end of that time frame.
     
  11. Thomas,

    I was the one that put that entry in; because, as was discussed here on Photo.Net, District Photo did all the Kodak mailer intake and processing, except for (obviously) Kodachrome, i.e. it was an accounting issue.

    That being said, it sounds like Dwayne's is accepting the PK-24 & PK-36 mailers directly. I'll call them tomorrow to verify what you are saying is true; and if so, I'll update the entry accordingly.

    Thanks for the heads-up!

    Dan
     
  12. tbs

    tbs

    Let me know what they say. I know that it has been working for me to send the PK-36 mailers to that address I gave above. I was told by someone (I can't remember who) that it was a relatively new thing Kodak and Dwayne's had set up together, in the last year or so, to handle all future Kodak slide mailers.
     

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