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MattKing
10-06-2008, 12:12 PM
Do they still make Kodachrome in 120 rolls? I don't think so. I brought this idea up with the assumption that every participant would shoot 35mm.
Regards, Art.

Art:

You missed the smiley beside my 120 Kodachrome comment - I was kidding (sort of).

I put in my reference to Kodachrome in 120 because although I've heard about it, I've never actually seen one (much less projected one).

Thanks for coming up with this idea.

Matt

Iwagoshi
10-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Hmm... I see 10 individuals responded positively to the poll... ;)

Ken

I didn't respond to the poll, I was initially uncommitted, but you know, Art has that way of getting yourself committed. You guys are driving me nuts. I'm a noob B&W shooter diligently trying to break myself of old color-positive instincts. The two are polar opposites!

I just checked, my F3, which I haven't used in years, still has an unfinished roll, 10 shots left. Oops (maybe it's time for a CLA) -- Terry --

Ken Nadvornick
10-07-2008, 07:27 PM
I just checked, my F3, which I haven't used in years, still has an unfinished roll, 10 shots left. Oops (maybe it's time for a CLA) -- Terry --

Hi Terry,

Nice...

Yep. My F2 is ready to go. CLA'd for the first and only time a few years ago. Sadly though, no K25 remaining for me.

Ken

gr82bart
10-08-2008, 08:52 AM
I didn't respond to the poll, I was initially uncommitted, but you know, Art has that way of getting yourself committed.Oh you know you wanted it ... :D

Regards, Art.

gr82bart
10-08-2008, 08:55 AM
Hm, that's not what I assumed. Art, enlighten us...I think the best way is once everyone signs up, I make groups; probably 5-6 people per group as it stands so far, I don't know maybe more.

Anyway you can make one different slide for every member of your group or you can make the same image on multiple slides. It's up to you. I don't think we'll get 36 people to sign up. I hope I am wrong.

Regards, Art.

michaelbsc
10-08-2008, 09:23 AM
I think the best way is once everyone signs up, I make groups; probably 5-6 people per group as it stands so far, I don't know maybe more.

Anyway you can make one different slide for every member of your group or you can make the same image on multiple slides. It's up to you. I don't think we'll get 36 people to sign up. I hope I am wrong.

Regards, Art.

OK, somebody lay out the details of how this all works for me, please.

michaelbsc
10-08-2008, 09:27 AM
Most mailers have a place for special instructions, and I think if you just wrote "do not cut," they should be able to accommodate you. It's not such an unusual request, since there are others shooting 35mm panoramic formats and some prefer unmounted transparencies both for enlarging and scanning.

I think whether the slide can be uncut depends on who's service it's going through to get to Dwayne's. I don't know all the details, but I would check this out beforehand. I know if you send to Dwayne's through Wal-mart it's still Dwayne's high quality processing, but you get what you get, no special anything through them.

keeds
10-08-2008, 10:04 AM
I'm in. I have some Kodachrome on order, just need to find a little ol' 35mm compact camera...

gr82bart
10-08-2008, 10:53 AM
OK, somebody lay out the details of how this all works for me, please.Hi Michael,

I keep forgetting that not everyone understands how a group exchange works. Here goes ....

I asks people to to participate in a group exchange
People sign up in this thread by October 31
People shoot Kodachrome and get it developed
I place people into groups of 5 or 6 people
Participants in each group send a private message (PM) to each other their real names and mailing address
Participants in each group mail each other member of their group a slide (or two) by November 30
Everyone enjoys the slides they recieve from other members of their group
Everyone post messages in this thread how exciting and wonderful the slides they recieve are abd that we should do this again :D
It's Christmas!
Hope that explains.

Regards, Art.

David A. Goldfarb
10-08-2008, 11:02 AM
ahhhh.....

http://www.echonyc.com/~goldfarb/photo/projection.jpg

National Geographic, 1958

michaelbsc
10-08-2008, 11:21 AM
Hi Michael,

I keep forgetting that not everyone understands how a group exchange works. Here goes ....

I asks people to to participate in a group exchange
People sign up in this thread by October 31
People shoot Kodachrome and get it developed
I place people into groups of 5 or 6 people
Participants in each group send a private message (PM) to each other their real names and mailing address
Participants in each group mail each other member of their group a slide (or two) by November 30
Everyone enjoys the slides they recieve from other members of their group
Everyone post messages in this thread how exciting and wonderful the slides they recieve are abd that we should do this again :D
It's Christmas!
Hope that explains.

Regards, Art.


OK, I'll go in for that.

Michael

PKM-25
10-08-2008, 12:21 PM
Interesting, I think someone might have fun looking at an XPan slide..

reellis67
10-08-2008, 12:43 PM
David,

What an awesome ad!

- Randy

keeds
10-13-2008, 01:43 PM
Well, my 10 boxes of Kodachrome 64 have turned up. Just need to find a 35mm camera to shot some on. Looking at a either an Oly XA3 or an Oly 'mju' II...

David A. Goldfarb
10-14-2008, 09:07 PM
K-64 is backordered at Freestyle and B&H, but they say more is on the way in a few days, so I've got 8 rolls on the way. PKR is in stock, though.

Thomas Bertilsson
10-14-2008, 09:53 PM
I'm afraid I'm with Terry on this one. I would never give away an original. But it is a pretty cool idea for those that don't mind.

- Thomas


Art,
Sounds like a gr8 idea but...to me it would be like giving your negatives away. With a print exchange at least you get to keep the soul of the image, the negative, but a slide exchange you'll be left with only the memory of what you shot. But on the other hand such an exchange would be substantially more significant, more meaningful.

Terry

Chris Nielsen
10-14-2008, 10:28 PM
This is excellent timing - I'm just working my way through my first 3 rolls ever of Kodachrome, and I'd be keen to participate, so I'll have to get cranking and get these developed by the deadline, but count me in (as a new member here, I should add.. If you'll have me :-)

I am just randomly shooting anything I find as I have no idea what will look good and what will look awful on this film, so no guarantees on artistic merit!!

kraker
10-15-2008, 01:07 AM
I'm afraid I'm with Terry on this one. I would never give away an original. But it is a pretty cool idea for those that don't mind.

- Thomas

Well, I wouldn't give away an original that I have already shot. But shooting a few rolls of Kodachrome *knowing* that you will give away (well, swap) some of the shots... That just means taking some shots twice, so that you can give away one original and keep another... At least, that's how I see it.

michaelbsc
10-15-2008, 06:59 AM
Well, I wouldn't give away an original that I have already shot. But shooting a few rolls of Kodachrome *knowing* that you will give away (well, swap) some of the shots... That just means taking some shots twice, so that you can give away one original and keep another... At least, that's how I see it.

I agree that I'd be shooting specifically for the exchange, so it isn't like I wouldn't know what's happening.

There is also the point that my work isn't really valuable either. It isn't like I'd be giving away a future Rembrandt. Certainly I would try to make it the the best I could; I would not purposely hold back. But I don't really think anyone is ever going to find a Kodachrome slide by me in an old trunk and sell it for big bucks while my estate goes lacking. It's also pretty unlikely that National Geographic would be knocking on my door asking for the one slide I gave away in an exchange.

Iwagoshi
10-18-2008, 07:30 PM
Whaddayaallsay? Thoughts and feedback first. If there's enough positive feedback, then I can organize it too. Use the poll option - no fence sitters.

Regards, Art.


Art,
I'm off the fence, count me in. I just bought a couple fresh rolls of K64, now if can only remember where I put those old pre-paid processing envelopes.

Terry