8mm kodachrome 25, too old to use?

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  1. Radioiron

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    I bought a movie camera last year that had with it a unexposed roll of Kodachrome 25 with it. I only realized recently that I should take a look at it and the possibility of using it after I sold the camera I got it with and bought an older, nicer Cine Kodak.
    It has an expiry date of November 78 and was stored at room temp since then in a camera bag in its original box and tin. I could tolerate some shift but would it be too far gone? Just thought I'd give it a shot. Maybe give it 1/2 stop overexposure to counteract speed toss

    It also has the original price tag on it, $3.09 at Drug Fair. Seems like that was an awful lot.
     
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    It's cooked. Absolutely shoot it though. I would try ASA 10.
     
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    Is anyone processing Kodachrome 8mm anymore? I thought that went away when Kodak Switzerland went away. I could be wrong about that though!
     
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    Dwaynes does everything Kodachrome from 35mm on down, including 8mm.
     
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    Oh cool. I have one last roll of Kodachrome Super 8 that I thought I couldn't use. Whoops.
     
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    Shoot it and send it to Dwayne's via Wal-mart. It is cheaper than Dwayne's, and for a 30+ year old roll of film, you don't want to spend too much.
     
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    Walmart returned my last roll of K40 super 8 saying service not offered...
     
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    They did that to me too. You have to also write "Send to Dwayne's Photo" now for it to go through.
     
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    As others have said, Dwyane's does 8mm (and I presume 16mm) K-14, but officially, they only have Kodak's approval for 35mm: they say there is something up with the agitation for MP film. I haven't noticed any difference.
     
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    Have you shot the film yet? If not thought I'd share a little bit of my own experience on expired Kodachrome movie film. If I were to shoot that film today in 2014 I would shoot at around 3.5 to 4 f-stops above normal, say in f-16 sun lighting I would shoot at around between f-4 and f-5.6. I've shot Kodachrome 25 that expired in 1980 and it made great pictures. As for the developing side of things, as I know the Kodachrome don't exist no more but the film can be cross processed as a B&W negative, I process all my Kodachromes in Caffenol C, the Kodachrome 25 I would process for 6 minutes in Caffenol C-M at 20 deg C.
     
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    Umm... you resurected a five year old post, wudda ya think mate?
     
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    I think ya need to get some fresh film! Ya beena tooo longa wit thus vintage filmy. :smile: