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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    The current Kodachrome process is very very different from what Mannes and Godowsky devised.
    Was there ever a Kodachrome process that was more conducive to processing on a smaller scale (like a well equiped home darkroom)? One would think if a musician invented it on his own, the process would not be entirely out of amateur reach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmr View Post
    Why would you cringe? That's a very good article.

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    Wikipedia has earned a well-deserved reputation for bogus listings because it is totally open-source with no fact-checking whatsoever.

    While there is much good stuff to be had, if I were a teacher/professor of any integrity I would fail any student who used Wikepedia as their only research source.

    That's why I said I also "fact checked" on other sites.

    Wikepedia is the "Fox News" version of encyclopedias!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Dfan View Post
    Was there ever a Kodachrome process that was more conducive to processing on a smaller scale (like a well equiped home darkroom)? One would think if a musician invented it on his own, the process would not be entirely out of amateur reach.

    Kodachrome has always been processable in a home darkroom. No one that I know of is willing to endure the long hours and great expense to do it though. After all, a 2.5 hour process with lots of chemicals is rather tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Kodachrome has always been processable in a home darkroom. No one that I know of is willing to endure the long hours and great expense to do it though. After all, a 2.5 hour process with lots of chemicals is rather tedious.
    You make a good point - though it is, as you said, highly unlikely to be done in a home darkroom when simpler processes, such as E-6 are available, or a professional lab.

    Given that I have barely the time to shoot, I turn over my processing needs to a "pro" - as well as contact sheet/prints - so this is less of a concern (yet ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by copake_ham View Post
    Wikepedia is the "Fox News" version of encyclopedias!
    Fair and balanced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmr View Post
    Fair and balanced?
    Ummm...yes. And neither allows little things like the "facts" get in the way of a good story.

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    Kodachrome has always been processable in a home darkroom. No one that I know of is willing to endure the long hours and great expense to do it though. After all, a 2.5 hour process with lots of chemicals is rather tedious.
    When I was in high school in the 70's my friends and I dreamed of this. If I had only known and could have got the chemicals and instructions I would have done it. We started with E4 and then E6, buying 100ft rolls and bulk loading. Our parent's water bills were cause for grief! Oh for the good ole' days!

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    While we are on the topic of kodachrome, is there any substantial difference between the consumer and professional versions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3Dfan View Post
    While we are on the topic of kodachrome, is there any substantial difference between the consumer and professional versions?

    Different latent image keeping qualities and slightly different tolerance on color balance variations IIRC.

    I might add that Fuji has different criteria for their consumer and professional films than EK. Theirs are posted on their web site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Photo Engineer View Post
    Different latent image keeping qualities...
    Now that's interesting Ron. Everything I ever read about the professional Kodachrome versions said they were simply the normal product aged until reaching a much tighter color balance aim point, then put in cold storage for distribution, and they carried expiration dates calculated to ensure staying in balance assuming continued cold storage. Your comment about different latent image keeping qualities implies actual emulsion differences.



 

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