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#1 grantsmith

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 05:57 AM

Hi,

I've just had some k40 returned from lausanne today unprocessed.

It came with an esoteric note saying it was 'too old' to process.

It was part of a batch I had bought of old k40 but the box had the date being 1983. I've had super8 from the late 70s processed without an hastle.

I know that k11 can't be processed as the temperature of the k40 process is too high.

All I can think of is that the contents of the box did not match the box label - i.e. the film was actually k11 in a k14 box. When I loaded the film I was a bit suprised as it was double perf.

Any ideas?

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#2 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 09:44 AM

Hi,

I've just had some k40 returned from lausanne today unprocessed.

It came with an esoteric note saying it was 'too old' to process.

Any ideas?

Thanks



Hi!!

try

Film Rescue
Box 44
Fortuna, North Dakota, 58844
phone: 800-329-8988

and

http://www.rockymountainfilm.com/


i send some Kodachrome II and ektachrome 160 to rocky mountain last year with good results. mail the labs before sending the rolls.
best wishes!!
Treegan
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#3 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 12:57 PM

does Film Rescue actually process film?

Dwaynes in Parsons Kansas might be worth a try. Call them before sending it. If the film is Kodachrome II I think it can only be processed as black and white by Rocky Mountain labs.
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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:06 PM

You could clip test a couple feet in D-19 and see if you get an image. It'll be b&w negative, but at least you'll know if there's anything left ojn the film.
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#5 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 02:09 PM

You could clip test a couple feet in D-19 and see if you get an image. It'll be b&w negative, but at least you'll know if there's anything left ojn the film.



Hi!

i dont know if film rescue is still processing i see it posted in a super 8 blog.

rocky mountain is working and yes the process the old stocks as black and white, but the results are amazing.
a little expensive but works reaaly good.
bye!


PS: if you try D19 handle with care!!

Edited by General Treegan, 15 January 2007 - 02:11 PM.

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#6 grantsmith

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 06:11 PM

thanks guys,

yeh, i'll process it myself with some d76.

I was just curious as to why it was returned from lausanne (I'm posting from europe). I thought there may have been a chance that it was k14 but dwaynes didn't try it as it was 20 years o-o-d.

It didn't come back with much of an explanation, just 'too old'

How can you tell if it is k11 or k14 by the film alone?

It does look slightly different i suppose, a slightly greyer backing and a nifty wedge shape at the start for easier threading.
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#7 Andres Pardo aka Gral Treegan

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 08:02 PM

thanks guys,



How can you tell if it is k11 or k14 by the film alone?

It does look slightly different i suppose, a slightly greyer backing and a nifty wedge shape at the start for easier threading.



Hi!

is simple, k11 and k12 are prior to 1977. k14 is from 1977 to 1997 (aprox)
if not have the date you can only identify them after processing.

k14 are still color processed in rocky mountain, k11 and 12 are b&w processed.

if youre gonna process at home i recomend the tmax developer.

bye!!
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