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tjaded
10-14-2009, 07:40 PM
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.
Thanks,
Matt
http://www.mattosbornephotography.com/kodachrome/kodachrome%2040.jpg

Ektagraphic
10-14-2009, 07:43 PM
I would shoot a roll and find out if it is collectable or useable.

Darkroom317
10-14-2009, 07:58 PM
It appears to use the K-14 process. So give it a shot. :)

David A. Goldfarb
10-14-2009, 08:02 PM
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.

tjaded
10-14-2009, 08:10 PM
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.

That's what I will probably do.

photomem
10-14-2009, 08:54 PM
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)

chriscrawfordphoto
10-14-2009, 09:31 PM
K40 is tungsten balanced, isn't it?

tjaded
10-14-2009, 10:22 PM
3400 K Tungsten (needs an 85 filter for daylight)

MikeSeb
10-15-2009, 07:13 AM
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.

tjaded
10-20-2009, 05:48 PM
I know I won't be able to shoot it in time...so eBay it is:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140353345020&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

oldnick
11-24-2009, 02:29 PM
Sell then in eBay and buy large amount of another film