Is this Kodachrome now just "collectible?"

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  1. tjaded

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    Hi all--
    I have a brick of old Kodachrome...Kodachrome 40 Type A. Expired in 1981. I know I will not be able to test and use it all by next December and nobody on APUG classifieds seemed all that interested. So, do I have myself a gen-u-ine Mr. Haney type collectible here? That's fine with me--it looks nice on my shelf. What would you do--use as much as you can or just keep it as a relic from the "good old days?" I have a bunch of fresh Kodachrome that I am shooting (for whatever that is worth to the conversation!) Anyway, just curious what, if anything, you all have to say about it.
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    Matt
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    I would shoot a roll and find out if it is collectable or useable.
     
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    It appears to use the K-14 process. So give it a shot. :smile:
     
  4. David A. Goldfarb

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    If you don't plan to use it, I'm sure there are some Kodachrome nuts on eBay willing to fund your next donation to the Carl Zeiss Fund.
     
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    That's what I will probably do.
     
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    I dont suppose you would consider sending a roll to a poor pathetic college student who has to eat ramen (Yes, almost 30 and I eat Ramen)... (cue violin music)
     
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    K40 is tungsten balanced, isn't it?
     
  8. tjaded

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    3400 K Tungsten (needs an 85 filter for daylight)
     
  9. MikeSeb

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    Collecting film makes zero sense to me.

    Shoot it while Dwayne's is still developing the stuff, or donate/sell it to someone who will.
     
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    Sell then in eBay and buy large amount of another film