posted October 10, 2009 04:30 AM
Have some outdated (process by 1984) rolls of Standard/Regular 8 film, which are Kodachrome 25. Am I correct in thinking these are processable with the usual Kodachrome process, and that they're not KII?
posted October 13, 2009 06:32 AM
Perhaps text on boxes in the US different from here in Europe. I have 1 box each of unopened of K25 and KII standard 8 from the 1980s - neither mention either K12 or K14 !
posted October 14, 2009 11:05 AM
K25 is developed using the current Kodachrome chemistry (known confusingly as K14) KII used the previous Kodachrome chemistry (K12). The only place in the world that can still carry out Kodachrome processing is Dwaynes in Kansas and they cannot process films using obsolete Kodachrome processes. In other words Dwaynes can process K25 but not KII. Other labs can only get a black and white image out of a roll of Kodachrome because they dont have access to the Kodachrome process. Whether you get an image at all out 25 year old Kodachrome depends entirely on how it has been stored.