Kodachrome 40 Type A / 5070

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  1. tjaded

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    Hi all--
    I just recently came across a brick of Kodachrome 40, still all wrapped up, and I am having mixed feelings about what to do with it. I love Kodachrome and bought it with the intension of shooting it...but I am having doubts for a couple of reasons. First and foremost is that while I am slightly fanatical about Kodachrome, I am not as bad off as others and I sort of think this might be better used by someone that lives and breathes for K-14! The second reason is that I don't know enough about this version of the film...is it very different from K64? I know that the 25 goes for insane amounts on eBay, maybe I should sell it on eBay and buy some K64? Heck, I dunno. Anyway, if you have any thoughts on this film I would love to hear them. Maybe it will help me decide if I am worthy of this honor bestowed upon me...ha ha. Maybe I should repost this in the antique & collectible area. Anyway, thanks in advance.

    Matt
     
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    Considering I still have some K-25 that I bought before the insane prices kicked in, I would say, why not shoot some of your K-40?
     
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    K40 is tungsten balanced, so with a filter its about equal to 25 in daylight. I think it has a nicer colour balance than 64.
     
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    Yeah, and Crazy reds. When you correct it for daylight you can use one filter less, whatever it is, not correct it fully to daylight and it looks very cool. Shot a bunch of it, and still have some floating around in the freezer. Insane reds.
     
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    K40 is the tungsten balanced motion picture varient.....I've never heard of it as a stills format.

    Check the "brick" you may well find it is super8 or 16mm

    Dwaynes still process it.

    Matt
     
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    That's what I thought too. I have K40 in Super 8, never heard of it as a stills film.
     
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    Kodachrome 5070

    Kodachrome 40 A/5070 is 35mm color slide film balanced for 3400K photoflood lamps. I believe 7270 is the motion picture code. You can use it in daylight with an 85A filter at EI 25.

    I used it in the late 70s mostly for slide duplication. It is a bit contrasty for copying, but the colors were wonderful.