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Mama Don't take..

Postby Gripboy on Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:07 pm

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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby aim54x on Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:17 pm

I have to admit that I have never used Kodachrome....I guess it will be in that pile of films that i will never be able to experience....

*must remember to get some Velvia and Portia to try*
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:19 am

aim54x wrote:*must remember to get some Velvia and Portia to try*


Buy a bar fridge. Get pro-bricks of Velvia & Provia. Make friends with E-6 processor. Use, develop, scan and repeat.

Buy a second bar fridge, fill with bricks of Tri-X, T-Max, FP4 & Delta. Buy some chemicals. Shoot, develop, scan and repeat.

:biglaugh:

Actually, following on from the FE thread, is it time for another film only mini-meet?
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 24, 2009 12:47 am

Reschsmooth wrote:Buy a bar fridge. Get pro-bricks of Velvia & Provia. Make friends with E-6 processor. Use, develop, scan and repeat.

Buy a second bar fridge, fill with bricks of Tri-X, T-Max, FP4 & Delta. Buy some chemicals. Shoot, develop, scan and repeat.


That is assuming I have a scanner....

Actually, following on from the FE thread, is it time for another film only mini-meet?


i would be up for this!
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby Reschsmooth on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 am

aim54x wrote:That is assuming I have a scanner....


No, it's not. It is assuming you have access to scanning services. :D
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby aim54x on Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:04 pm

Scanning services are expensive, especially if you shoot a lot of film....I added another film camera to my kit today....a DIY pinhole http://www.sharan-camera.com/, which my friend got me from her trip to London. I am becoming very well equipped for a film only mini meet...
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby whitey on Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:14 am

Reschsmooth wrote:Actually, following on from the FE thread, is it time for another film only mini-meet?


Thats an excellent idea. I would be very keen, have a bunch 120 film here and an old Yashica.
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby eSFotos on Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:01 am

Anyone using kodachrome in Aus?
Or, know a lab who can process this slides in Aus?

I'd like to try a roll or two as a last respect ...
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby DaveB on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:26 am

eSFotos wrote:Anyone using kodachrome in Aus?
Or, know a lab who can process this slides in Aus?

Apparently Kansas Lab is World's Last Kodachrome Processor
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby ATJ on Tue Jun 30, 2009 8:27 am

That is indeed sad news but I guess was going to happen at some time.

I haven't used Kodachrome since I last used my film cameras (probably 8 years). I used it occasionally before 1980 and then very regularly from 1980 until the late 90's. The first roll of colour film I used underwater was Kodachrome 64.

Here's an example:
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Here's a shot from 1984:
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I still have a few rolls in the fridge - which have been there since around 2000.

I loved that film.
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby surenj on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:20 pm

Andrew,

To use a ISO 64 film underwater, you must have had to blind the shark with flash light? Or did you use f1.4?
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby ATJ on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:49 pm

surenj wrote:To use a ISO 64 film underwater, you must have had to blind the shark with flash light? Or did you use f1.4?

Surenj, it was probably more of the former. The 35mm lens on my Nikonos was an f/2.5 but I rarely opened it more than f/8. I don't remember the settings for that shark shot (oh how we rely on Exif these days) but I suspect it was f/11 or f/8. It was only a small shark (not much more than a metre) and would have been less than a metre from the camera/strobe. The guide number of the strobe would have required f/8 at 1 metre and ISO 64.
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby colin_12 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 11:16 pm

I asked the people on the Kodak stand at PMA and they took some time to tell me that there was a mob in Brisbane that processes Kodachrome.

Extrafilm was the business name supplied. Have yet to look them up.

I still have one old roll left (35mm 64asa) in the fridge. I may have to use it sooner rather than later. Unless you want it Cam. It is old and may not be worth the effort.
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby gstark on Wed Jul 01, 2009 8:45 am

colin_12 wrote:I asked the people on the Kodak stand at PMA and they took some time to tell me that there was a mob in Brisbane that processes Kodachrome.

Extrafilm was the business name supplied. Have yet to look them up.


While they seem to do a lot of different things, Kodachrome is not listed on there website AFAICS. The accepted wisdom is that the people in Kansas mentioned earlier in the thread are the only place in the world to offer this service, and I very much doubt that there'd be a sufficient market here in Oz to provide this in this way.

Kodak used to have their own lab in Melbourne, btw, but that was closed down quite some time back. Perhaps they were thinking in terms of Ektachrome processing, or perhaps Extrafilm acts as a collecting house and on-forwards the films to Kansas?
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Re: Mama Don't take..

Postby colin_12 on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:03 pm

Yes I noticed that when I looked them up last night.
Not to worry, I may even give them a nudge to see what they will do.
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