Yes I was talking about the non-integrated coupler Fujichrome -- like Kodachrome. I didn't know it was discontinued that long ago. I thought it was discontinued in the 1980s. Did it use the K-12 developing process, or did they have their own Fuji process?
Originally Posted by nickrapak
There's not much about it in the books I have but I know that when I began using Fuji films around the early 1970's the Fujichrome was E3/4 compatible. I guess I can look at some adverts and new product in BJP Almanacs from the 50's & 60's to get the exact date of the switch. It's going to be after Kodak's switch from E2 to E3.
Fuji's original process was launched in 1948 the same year as Ilford Color D (reversal), both used their own unique processes which were based on similar principles to Kodachrome.
The switch from the early product to a compatible process took place at a time when companies were being investigated by Governments for "Monopolising" the process. I have part of a 1960's UK Government report somewhere that looked at Ilford's monopoly over Ilford Colour processing, and Kodak came under similar scrutiny in the US over Kodachrome, the outcome in both countries was rulings against the manufacturers. A major problem was the processes for Kodachrome, and Ilford & Fuji's films were to complex for small scale laboratories and needed considerable investment.
Only the US market had sufficient volumes to warrant private labs investing in the Kodachrome process, to compete against Kodak's own facilities. Ilford ceased manufacture of Colour films and as we know Fuji switched to making films compatible with Kodak's other colour processes.
Put in that light if Fuji wanted to expand it's export market it too would have to sell a film that no longer used a unique complex process.
Originally Posted by TerryM
The actual Kodachrome equivalents made by Fuji were called Fujicolor.
They were made from `48 untill `63.
A lot of manufacturers aside of Kodak made non-substantial colour films.
The last of those productions ended 1977.
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Thanks for all this great info! Do you know if Fujicolor used the Godowsky / Mannes Kodachrome process -- i. e. Red, Blue & then Green Layer development?
Casey, Harman told me a while back that Elevator Photography in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is a great Ilfochrome lab. Here is their address and phone number:
Originally Posted by Casey Kidwell
Elevator Photography, 105 Vanderhoof Ave, East York, ON;
You can check the ILFORD Imaging Switzerland Website to find a lab list.
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