For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas -

Robert E. Seastrom rs at
Fri Dec 31 18:01:14 CST 2010

Are you dead-on positive that it was Kodachrome that they were doing
themselves (K-14) not Ektachrome (E-6)?  If so, I'd really love to see
a write-up on how they did it.  There a no color couplers in
Kodachrome; it requires that they be added (a dye color at a time)
during processing.  The process was byzantine enough that there were
never home chemistry kits for Kodachrome processing (which is why
Dwayne's shutting down the last extant K-14 line is such big news).

On the other hand, the toughest part of doing E-6 processing is that
the temperature must be maintained fairly stable throughout - once
upon a time I had a big Rubbermaid tub with an immersion heater that I
used to keep the jugs of the solutions (and the tank itself) at 100F.
Beyond that, all you needed was a standard tank like you used for
black and white film, and a changing bag, and you were all set to do
E-6 processing on your desktop.  Due to the expense and relatively
crappy quality of digital cameras for our paleo-webcasting effort,
this is how we did pictures of the Molson Ice Polar Beach Party in


"Mike O'Dell" <mo at> writes:

> i know of several people who have successfully
> processed Kodachrome themselves.
> i wonder if some of those people are still around
> and whether the chemistry will still be available
> until Kodachrome stocks are completely gone?
> as for print film, a friend who does film outdoor
> photography in larger formats fell in love with
> Ektar the first time he shot it.
> I thought Kodak was still making their IR-sensitive
> film for Scientific use. and are they still making
> movie film?
> I also know someone who once-upon-a-time bought
> spools of Kodak's 35mm movie film and used his bulk-loader
> to wind them them into 35mm still rolls. I wonder if that
> gambit still works...
> 	-mo
> On 12/31/10 12:30 PM, wb5mmb wrote:
>> Film is not dead yet. It is like some of us AMRADers slowly fading away.
>> At some point it will go away completely but I think it will take a few
>> more years.
>> Here is a quick list of film still being made.
>> Kodak makes
>> ULTRA MAX 400 Print film
>> Professional Porta Print film
>> Professional Ektar Print film
>> Professional Ektachrome Slide film
>> Professional T-Max Black and White
>> Professional TRI-X Black and White
>> Fuijifilm makes
>> Fuijicolor Print film
>> Fuijicolor Superia Print film
>> Fuijicolor Superia Reala Print film
>> Fuijicolor Nexia Print film
>> Fuijicolor Pro Print film
>> Fuijicrome Sensia Slide film
>> Fuijicrome Velvia Slide film
>> Fuijicrome Provia Slide film
>> Fuijicrome T64 Slide film
>> Agfa makes
>> AgfaPhoto Vista Print film
>> AgfaPhoto APS Star Print film
>> AgfaPhoto APX Professional Print film
>> AgfaPhoto CT precisa Slide film
>> Sandy
>> Wb5mmb
>> At 10:11 AM 12/31/2010, Andre Kesteloot wrote:
>>> On 12/31/2010 12:55 AM, Richard Barth wrote:
>>> And I guess that lower-quality Ektachrome disappeared a long time ago ?
>>> Nostalgia...
>>> 73
>>> André N4ICK
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