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Old 12-26-2010, 12:33 PM   #11
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I think there are plenty of other color 35mm films available. Kodachrome is a positive image film that is generally used to produce slides.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:47 PM   #12
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I think there are plenty of other color 35mm films available. Kodachrome is a positive image film that is generally used to produce slides.
The discontinuing of Kodachrome is a loss because they were the widely considered the best for vivid color reproduction. It has been the film of choice for many pros for decades.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:48 PM   #13
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^the great Paul Simon's rocking classic Kodachrome.

Great pictures but expensive at .50 a print.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:52 PM   #14
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If I had one, I would too. I got to borrow one from a friend in the '70s. That is one nice camera. I loved the split screen-surrounded-by-prisms focusing and the depth of field preview. It was also the first SLR I had ever seen. I didn't even know they existed before that
My very first SLR was a Canon, back in '68. Most other photo geeks in school had Minolta SRT 101's.

The Nikon F was a different breed with all its interchangeable finders, screens, backs, and such. I was able to afford them as I worked in the camera department of a US Navy Exchange in Japan, part time, while in high school. The US Dollar was very strong back then so everything was relatively cheap and affordable.
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I think Kodak stopped making the film a little over a year ago, gave its last production roll of film to a national geographic photographer, I forget who. As planned, they recently stopped making the developing chemicals. Kodak unfortunately has a poor history with proprietary photo processes. Remember APS? I think it all stems from being deflated by a bitterly fought and lost patent fight they had with Polaroid many years ago.

I've seen many poster-size enlargements from 35mm Kodachrome that just blew me away. It was a remarkably fine grained and deeply saturated film.

In the past two years or so, I've sold or given away my Nikkomat FTn, Nikon F2 with motor drive, Baby Rollei 35, Pentax MZ-S and about 7 lenses for it, and a bunch of other film gear. Hopefully, I can keep a promise to myself not to part with my titanium Nikon FM3 and a few favorite lenses.
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