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#1 Martin MacDonald

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Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:16 PM

Hi folks,

A friend of mine recently gave me an unopened roll of Kodachrome 40. On the side it has stamped "Process by 03/1999".

Wondering if anyone can tell me what happens to this stock 10 years after expiration? Is it worth even trying to use it? I stuck it straight in the fridge (though I have my doubts that's where it lived for the past decade). I'm pretty new to super 8 and from what i've read, Kodachrome seems like an era i unfortunately missed out on so i'm ultra keen to try ... something on it. I've noticed a few people suggesting overexposing it a little to combat age, but this film may fall more in the category of "ancient".

Cheers
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#2 George Patoulidis

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 01:40 AM

Use it. 10 years for kodachrome is almost nothing. You will have good / very good results for sure.
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#3 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 02:59 PM

Hi folks,

A friend of mine recently gave me an unopened roll of Kodachrome 40. On the side it has stamped "Process by 03/1999".

Wondering if anyone can tell me what happens to this stock 10 years after expiration? Is it worth even trying to use it? I stuck it straight in the fridge (though I have my doubts that's where it lived for the past decade). I'm pretty new to super 8 and from what i've read, Kodachrome seems like an era i unfortunately missed out on so i'm ultra keen to try ... something on it. I've noticed a few people suggesting overexposing it a little to combat age, but this film may fall more in the category of "ancient".

Cheers


1999 is excellent to use. even with non-cooled storage. people will/should fight over these :)
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#4 David Auner aac

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:43 PM

Use it, but use it fast. IIRC Kodak will stop processing Kodachrome in mid-2010!

Cheers, Dave
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#5 Martin MacDonald

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Posted 16 September 2009 - 06:18 PM

That's great news! Thanks so much for the replies.

-Martin
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#6 jason duncan

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 11:53 AM

Hi folks,

A friend of mine recently gave me an unopened roll of Kodachrome 40. On the side it has stamped "Process by 03/1999".

Wondering if anyone can tell me what happens to this stock 10 years after expiration? Is it worth even trying to use it? I stuck it straight in the fridge (though I have my doubts that's where it lived for the past decade). I'm pretty new to super 8 and from what i've read, Kodachrome seems like an era i unfortunately missed out on so i'm ultra keen to try ... something on it. I've noticed a few people suggesting overexposing it a little to combat age, but this film may fall more in the category of "ancient".

Cheers



Just my opinion...but if you like the look of Kodachrome, and since it is no longer avaiable, and if you don't like the look of 64T, try Fuji Velvia 50D. I thinks it's the closest to K40 in reversal.
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#7 Kent Kumpula

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 12:38 PM

...if you don't like the look of 64T, try Fuji Velvia 50D. I thinks it's the closest to K40 in reversal.


Closer than 100D? Perhaps... I haven´t seen that much Velvia. But keep in mind that some cameras have problems with Velvia since the emulsion is a little bit thicker.

100D sure looks great, I think id looks much better than 64T.
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#8 andy oliver

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 05:08 PM

Use it, but use it fast. IIRC Kodak will stop processing Kodachrome in mid-2010!

Cheers, Dave


My understanding is the kodachrome process will continue until December 2010?? ( i hope )
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#9 Alexander Zabotkin

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Posted 22 September 2009 - 07:23 PM

My understanding is the kodachrome process will continue until December 2010?? ( i hope )


Yes, if you're talking about Dwaynes :)
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#10 Geovane Marquez

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 08:21 PM

Yes, if you're talking about Dwaynes :)


So there wont be anymore 8mm processing?!?!?!
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#11 Kent Kumpula

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 02:39 AM

So there wont be anymore 8mm processing?!?!?!


No more Kodachrome 40. There will still be plenty of other emulsions you can choose, I´d recommend 100D as a substitute for K40.
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#12 Lambis

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:42 AM

About expired Kodachrome 40

I am to searching to use Kodachrome 40 before devel. stops this year.

I got 4 rolls with exp. date 2005 thy was in a freeser all the time.

Most i am looking in Ebay to find but i am unsure how old Kodachrome 40 can be and how i store it after i have recieve it.

Any tips are welcome.
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