Bye Kodachrome

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    Just as I get into photography, Kodachrome prepares to bite the dust.


    K64 is still available, and Kodak hasn’t said anything official about discontinuing it.

    It’s harder to scan well than E6 I find, but it’s the most permanent form of color reproduction available, which probably has more to do with it still being around than the few photographers that still use it.


    I last used Kodachrome in 1980, in Hawaii, and quite frankly, I haven’t missed it. Especially not since Fuji Velvia 50 came on the scene


    Thing to remember is that Kodachrome also has a much longer time before it will fade. IIRC it’s something on the order of 100 years stored properly. It has to do with the fact that it is basically a black and white film at the time of exposure and the colors are added at the time of processing through something called dye layers. Google Kodachrome processing and it will tell you how it’s done, it’s a very very involved process and that’s why there never was and will never be a home processing kit. Long live Kodachrome!

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