Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 71,872   Posts: 1,583,442   Online: 1205
      
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    EASmithV's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Maryland
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,885
    Blog Entries
    4
    Images
    123

    Kodachrome 40 OCT 79 in super 8... Bad?

    Well, I have a roll of Kodachrome 40, boxed, unopened in foil package that expired in OCT 79 and some more K40, opened and in the camera.

    I plan on shooting both with a Bell & Howell Filmosound 8 which appears to be a fully automatic super 8 camera.

    What should I do? Shoot and pray? Have Dwaynes push a stop?
    www.EASmithV.com

    "The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."— Dorothea Lange
    http://www.flickr.com/easmithv/
    RIP Kodachrome

  2. #2

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Shooter
    Medium Format
    Posts
    98
    I burned a roll of K40 that expired in the same year, there will be images but there will be a heavy, pink cast. Shoot it anyway.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Sydney
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,378
    Images
    84
    I also shot a roll from approx the 1980s & it had a strong magenta cast & weak blacks.

  4. #4
    Ektagraphic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,783
    Images
    23
    How can you not shoot it? I personally would ask Dwayne's to return the cartridge. They will. I have had them do it.
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

  5. #5
    tiberiustibz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Tufts University
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    1,750
    Images
    5
    As of a year ago I was able to order a roll of repackaged K40 from Wittnerchrome which is still in date (maybe they fudged that by a few years...) You might still be able to though I think I payed about $40 including snail mail from germany or wherever that place is. I have yet to shoot it but I sort of have to soon.

    Pushing will get you worse images. If anything the proper course of action would be to pull the film and overexpose it by several stops or just plain overexpose by a stop or two. That may not be possible with your camera (or 98% of super8 cameras.) No matter what you'll get a magenta cast because the re-exposures will not be properly calibrated and you'll get speed/contrast loss and loss of dmax. Fun. Don't use it on anything important. but still fun. I've heard the rule of thumb is 20 years but there was very little K40 made in the 90s.



 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin