Cross-Processing old kodachrome stock as b/w
Posted 13 September 2007 - 12:17 PM
I'd like to try to cross-process some old (exposed > 15 years ago) kodachrome stock
as b/w. The idea is that b/w processing probably will yield the most satisfying results with
stock exposed that long ago. Also it can be done manually, so the process can be controlled
better (short test strips developed etc).
- how likely is it to get an (even faint) image out of that roll of film?
- for getting the best results (high contrast, deep blacks, low grain) our of that expired film,
would I need to push or pull the film? Or does it only make things worse?
Posted 13 September 2007 - 02:04 PM
Post Script: If you've had this film in an attic for 15 yrs. put it in a double layer of plastic bags and put it in a freezer NOW to minimize any further latent image fading of the image. It'll need about a two hour thaw out of hte freezer, but that should minimize any further fading damage.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 02:54 PM
Maybe Dwayne's would offer this service, they are a small business offering a niche service.
Posted 14 September 2007 - 07:29 PM
Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:07 AM
thanks for your replies!
The film is not important... i found it in an old camera, and it would be a pity not to develop it. So i decided
to give it a try, but I won't invest a lot of money. If it doesn't work, well at least I tried.