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#1 Johnny Nicks

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:39 PM

Hi everyone, noob here..

I went to a garage sale today and pick up a box of assorted cameras for 10 bucks. They were mostly instamatic types but there were a couple nice 8mm cameras. There was also a Kodachrome 40 magazine still new in the box. The lady said that that box was on a shelf in the garage for over 10 years. Do I even bother putting in the fridge or freezer?? Or should i just open it and use the magazine to practice loading and reloading new film?

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#2 Johnny Nicks

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 12:51 PM

Additional note....

I just noticed the box says process before july 1976...

lol..

Edited by Johnny Nicks, 19 September 2009 - 12:51 PM.

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:12 PM

Additional note....

I just noticed the box says process before july 1976...

lol..


Is it a S8 cart or double 8mm? What does it say on the box?

Not sure if dwaynes still process 8mm K40. I assume they do, they certainly still process Super8 K40 carts, well, till the end of next year anyway.

The colours will probably have gone weird etc but it could still be fun to shoot it and have it processed.

So yes shoot it and process it I say! :)
If it's a cart and not a roll you won't need much practice. :)

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Posted 19 September 2009 - 02:42 PM

Is it a S8 cart or double 8mm? What does it say on the box?

Not sure if dwaynes still process 8mm K40. I assume they do, they certainly still process Super8 K40 carts, well, till the end of next year anyway.

The colours will probably have gone weird etc but it could still be fun to shoot it and have it processed.

So yes shoot it and process it I say! :)
If it's a cart and not a roll you won't need much practice. :)

love

Freya



thanks for the quick response. the box says:

Kodachrome 40

*8mm magazine

Type A For Movie Light

for double 8 magazine cameras

7,5 * 25 ft

KMA 460

process before jul 1976

emulsion 72682791
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#5 Charles MacDonald

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:55 PM

Kodachrome 40
*8mm magazine for double 8 magazine cameras


Kodachrome 40 indicates it is the "current" K-14 process film. (if it was "kodachrome II" you would be totally out of luck.)

Do you have a camera that this fits? Was it sealed or is the a posibility that one or both sides were already exposed?

You may want to check with the (ONLY) lab to see if they will extract the film and return the mag. They may not remember how to get into one of those. and if you have the camera - further use will require that you re-load your own magazines as the Regular 8 mags are no where near as plentiful as the 16mm Mags.
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Posted 21 September 2009 - 01:50 PM

Old stock like what you have there can be processed by Film Rescue (www.filmrescue.com) but it most likely will not be processed in color and there is usually a 6 month wait for it. This service is usually to attempt to recover older film that had been shot and may have valuable images on it. If the stock you have has not been shot I would recommend trying to find newer kodachrome to shoot. Dwaines has stated that they are processing K40 through Decamber of 2010

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#7 Richard Tuohy

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 07:02 PM

For my 2 cents, I will say that I handle a lot of out of date K40. My experience is that k40 that is 33 years expired will most likely yield a clear roll of film with no image at all. Sorry to tell you that. I think you should hang on to the very rare magazine. If you have the camera it fits, then learn to re-load the magazine and learn to process the rolls yourself. Alternatively, if you use the magazine, take the film out of the magazine after shooting and just send the film in a tin to the lab.
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