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Old 12-26-2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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The End of Kodachrome

On December 30th, the last film processing lab in the world that develops Kodachrome film is closing its doors. Kodak announced it has stopped production of the chemicals used to develop Kodachrome. The demand is still there. The lab is developing 700 rolls a day.

Photography show 'Last Kodachrome' end of an era


Over the years, I have taken countless photos with my old Nikon and Kodachrome. Photos of vacations, holidays, my two beautiful daughters and much much more.

Digital photography has replaced film. It's the end of an era
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Old 12-26-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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I could have sworn this already happened. It is an end of an era for sure. Very sad.
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.... and, gee, what about the Simon & Garafunkle song? Actually, I think it was just Simon. Kids who hear it in the future won't have a clue!
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I'm hanging on to my 40 year-old Nikon F.
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Old 12-26-2010, 12:08 PM   #5
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I'm hanging on to my 40 year-old Nikon F.
I don't know if other films are still available. If not, you have a really nice paperweight.
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Well that just sucks. I still have some film and my camera. Oh well, I guess I can always process it myself.
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Well that just sucks. I still have some film and my camera. Oh well, I guess I can always process it myself.
Alix, it's my understanding the reason for this is Kodak is not making the processing chemicals any longer. I think you are SOL.
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I'm hanging on to my 40 year-old Nikon F.
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

At least there is still black and white film.
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Well that just sucks. I still have some film and my camera. Oh well, I guess I can always process it myself.
"Kodachrome requires complex processing that cannot practically be carried out by amateurs." from Kodachrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bummer
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I don't know if other films are still available. If not, you have a really nice paperweight.
Fujichromes are still widely available. But I have not loaded that camera in almost 10 years.
It's still in my camera bag with other lenses. I'll eventually put them in our curio cabinet.
Many photos in my high school annuals were taken with that camera. Had lots of good times with that camera...
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