Kodachrome—RIP
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Rick Dreher
(halfturbo) - MLife

Locale: Northernish California
Kodachrome—RIP on 06/22/2009 13:20:55 MDT Print View

Today's news marks the end of an era and another nail in film's coffin.

http://homepage.1000words.kodak.com/default.asp?item=2388083

I'm sure we'll have E-6 film around for a good while longer, but Kodachrome has never been matched by any E-6 film I've used.

Dig that roll out from the back corner of your freezer, load it into your dusty XA, and shoot one last hike (before the lab closes!).

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
Kodachrome—RIP on 06/22/2009 13:39:10 MDT Print View

The end of an era. Though I have to admit I stopped using Kodachrome over 20 years ago, long before digital.

And my XA died in the 1980s too.

Edited by Christownsend on 06/22/2009 14:02:49 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Kodachrome—RIP on 06/22/2009 13:55:47 MDT Print View

Still a great song.

Brad Groves
(4quietwoods) - MLife

Locale: Michigan
Re: Kodachrome—RIP on 06/23/2009 14:20:14 MDT Print View

Kodachrome 64 in a F2 was my weapon of choice for years. I've shot with a N90 and Fujichrome for a while now, but yeah, talk about the end of an era. I've been a diehard film guy throughout, but I normally shoot 10 or 12 rolls on a trip... add on processing to film cost, then any print charges, and it gets expensive pretty quickly. Even I'm looking at going digital, and I never thought I'd go that way. I still prefer the concreteness and tangibility and process involved with film...