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Andy Oliver
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From: Croydon, Surrey
Registered: Apr 2006


 - posted July 03, 2006 04:04 PM      Profile for Andy Oliver   Email Andy Oliver   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hello all, clock this!!!!!!!!
http://www.cinematography.com/forum2004/index.php?showtopic=15130

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/Kodak_closures_spell_job_losses_news_87785.html

appears the super 8 user gets a bit longer to expose their stockpile.

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Joerg Polzfusz
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From: Berlin, Germany, Europe, Earth, Solar System
Registered: Apr 2006


 - posted July 04, 2006 07:17 AM      Profile for Joerg Polzfusz   Author's Homepage   Email Joerg Polzfusz   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks alot - looks I do have some more time for my last 7 cartridges... Puh!

Jörg

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Winbert Hutahaean
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From: Nouméa, New Caledonia
Registered: Jun 2003


 - posted July 04, 2006 10:28 PM      Profile for Winbert Hutahaean   Email Winbert Hutahaean   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

I stock my last Kodachrome to achieve my wife due date which is 28 July. When it was menitoned that the dateline was Sept 1st, I was assure that I would have enought time to process it. But when the rumours said again that the dateline was August 1st, it was so impossible to send the cartridege within 2 days.

1. So, is the statement that saying the dateline is again set to be September officially released by Kodak or just another rumours.

2. If I have exposed the cartridge, do you think it is better to send through address in Australia as appears in the envelope (which is closer) or direct to Switzerland?

3. Is the address in the Switzerland still the same with what we found in the envelope (which expired Nov 2005)?

thanks,

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Andy Oliver
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From: Croydon, Surrey
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 - posted July 05, 2006 06:54 AM      Profile for Andy Oliver   Email Andy Oliver   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi, just telephoned the Swiss lab, announcement is official, kodachrome super 8 will be processed up until the end of Sep 2006, film must be at the lab by 25 sep 06. Processed paid Kodachrome 16 and 35mm will be forwarded to the USA for processing. Process paid 16mm k/c will be shipped to the US until the end of 2006.
lab address is
Kodak Photo Service SA
Case Postale
CH1001, Lausanne
Switzerland.

Just hope the processing in the USA is up to the very high standard of processing at Switzerland. Kodachrome free world by the end of 2007?

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Graham Sinden
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From: Kent, UK
Registered: Aug 2005


 - posted July 05, 2006 11:38 AM      Profile for Graham Sinden   Email Graham Sinden   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi,

This is great news as I still have a fair number of kodachrome including quite a number of sound cartridges. I thought I would have to pay for half of them as I would never use up all the cartridges in time. I wouldnt want to waste the film just taking flowers in the garden for example.

This gives me plenty of time

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted July 05, 2006 11:44 AM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
That's one of the real tragedies of the end of K40, because the bulk of the pre-striped stock that's out there is Kodachrome, and when Dwaynes finally processes their last roll of K40, whatever K40 with sound which is still out there will become useless.

I've never shot sound film, and guess I never will at this rate!

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Tom Photiou
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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted July 05, 2006 01:17 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Sorry to sound a bit thick chaps, i have one super 8 sound cartridge left, am i able to use it and get it developed.

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted July 05, 2006 02:12 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Tom,

If it is K-40 and pre-paid processing, you have until Sept 25th to get it to Kodak for processing, after that you'll have to get it to Dwayne's before some undefined but inevitable date and then pay for processing.

After that, it's strictly a museum piece!

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Tom Photiou
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From: Plymouth U.K
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 - posted July 06, 2006 02:43 PM      Profile for Tom Photiou   Email Tom Photiou   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for that, guess i'd best use it on my three little ones for the last time [Wink]

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Joe Taffis
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: United States
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 - posted July 06, 2006 04:40 PM      Profile for Joe Taffis   Email Joe Taffis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I guess i'm having a senior moment, but will someone remind me WHY sound striped cartridges were discontinued?...I know it was some kind of environmental issue with the materials used, right? Hard to believe it could be that bad considering all the pollution hellholes I see around here every day...anthracite coal is having a very popular time right now! [Eek!]

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Michael De Angelis
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From: USA
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 - posted July 06, 2006 04:56 PM      Profile for Michael De Angelis   Email Michael De Angelis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Joe,

It does seem strange [Confused]

We are always reminded to conserve
and recycle, but when I have traveled
abroad to other countries, I found that
the air quality to be very poor.

LA, in Los Angeles, CA. USA is no exception.

Michael

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Paul Adsett
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 - posted July 06, 2006 05:38 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi Joe,
I don't think Kodak has ever given a convincing explanation as to why they discontinued sound striped S8 film. They said it was an environmental issue, but you have to believe that if that was really the issue they would have found a way to get around it by modifying their striping process. I think the real answer is that they just did not want to mess with it anymore and perhaps the cost and difficulty of striping just made s8 striped film unprofitable. With the discontinuation of striped film and now Kodachrome I have totally abandoned S8 filming. Reluctantly so, because I still think it is far superior to video, but Kodak seems determined to alienate their remaining S8 customers. I think S8 filming (as opposed to S8 print collecting) will die with Kodachrome.

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Jan Bister
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 - posted July 06, 2006 06:43 PM      Profile for Jan Bister   Email Jan Bister   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Paul,

NEVER!!!!

I didn't just get back into film shooting for nothing. [Smile]

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John Cook
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From: Papillion, NE
Registered: Apr 2004


 - posted July 07, 2006 12:29 AM      Profile for John Cook   Author's Homepage   Email John Cook   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I agree that the demise of K40 will drive many away from their weekend holiday filming. I've heard nothing but mixed reviews on E64T and Kodak has yet to make any formal announcement regarding the release of 100D in Super 8. I've read nothing but rave reviews from filmshooters with regards to third party 100D in Super 8. I would like to try some myself but not at third party prices.

Sadly, it was the archival qualitites that K40 brought to the table that Ekatachrome will never acheive. My father inlaws films from the late 60s through the 80s with no fade are a testament to the fade resilient Kodachrome.

Does anyone have an educated guess on how long Ekatachrome 100D will retain its color balance?

John

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Kevin Faulkner
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From: Essex UK
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 - posted July 07, 2006 04:42 AM      Profile for Kevin Faulkner         Edit/Delete Post 
All the modern film Emulsions these days use "low fade" dye technology. Konica were selling colour paper a few years ago using modern dye technology and promoting it with a 100yr life.

Kodak wouldnt want to go through the humiliation of seeling a product like SP again which faded in font of your eyes.

I still have Ektachrome from the 70/80's which still looks as good as the day I got it back from the lab.....dont worry about it. [Smile]

Kev.

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