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#1 Russell Leeke

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 05:06 AM

I just bought 15 cartridges of 40 year old Kodachrome II Super8 film...  what do you think are the chances of it being useable?


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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 07:05 AM

Although Kodachrome processing ceased in 2012, this was the more recent K14 process, which replaced K-ll in the 1907s.

In any case this is academic; it could now only be processed as a b/w neg, so treating it as 40-year-old b/w film the chances of a useful image are close to nil.

I've used 10-year-old stock but I wouldn't bother with this. It's worth more, if anything, as a museum exhibit, in its original boxes.


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#3 Russell Leeke

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 10:05 AM

@ Mark Dunn

 

Thanks for your reply..

Well.. I'll shoot and have one cartridge processed ( as B/W neg )  just to see what happens.. I certainly wont be shooting any important work on it..

 

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I have to confess I had a pretty heavy night last night and purchasing these films first thing this morning was probably not the best thing I ever did..

:o/


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#4 Andries Molenaar

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 10:26 AM

I just bought 15 cartridges of 40 year old Kodachrome II Super8 film...  what do you think are the chances of it being useable?

 

Your chances are near zero and it is a waste of money to attempt somehting new on these.

Mind the processing tariff on these ancient Kodachromes.  It costs an arm and a leg.

 

You are now still better off using fresh Tri-X  and having these processed at a standard tariff :)  Good results at half the budget !


Edited by Andries Molenaar, 22 November 2013 - 10:28 AM.

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