Old 06-24-2018   #361
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But what if the new Ektachrome looks as good? I don't even know what I would do with transparencies.
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Old 06-24-2018   #362
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But what if the new Ektachrome looks as good? I don't even know what I would do with transparencies.
Oooh, I can only hope!

I am shooting slide film this week. Not for slides, but for scanning! I would, however enjoy using the projector again but I do not want to get into that quite yet for various reasons.
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.....I am shooting slide film this week. Not for slides, but for scanning! I would, however enjoy using the projector again but I do not want to get into that quite yet for various reasons.
This thread has inspired me to pull out a few rolls of 120 Velvia I had in the fridge and take some pics with my Yashica 124G. This was probably the first time I shot transparency film in three to four years. I forgot the thrill of seeing a positive image, and I forgot how impressive a 120 transparency is. I ordered some more Velvia in both 120 and 4X5 which I plan on shooting over the next few weeks.

And to stay on topic, a Kodachrome 64 pic from 1985.



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Old 06-29-2018   #364
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My dad had a Gremlin in 1975, it may have been a '74 model. By then it was already falling apart. He bought it in honor of the '63 Rambler station wagon that was one of the best family cars ever.
I had a white Gremlin in 76 that got stuck in mud that deep near the Genesse River in Letchworth State Park. Took it home, hosed it out and it still ran, although "running" for these cars was always "hopeful".
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Is the guy with the magazine the father of those 15 children? He looks disinterested in making any more Another lovely shot and slice of life from a strict Catholic country.
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Is the guy with the magazine the father of those 15 children? He looks disinterested in making any more Another lovely shot and slice of life from a strict Catholic country.
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My immediate interpretation was that the old man was disinterested with “Cante Flamenco” or the kind of music being played by the boys at the back. However your interpretation is even more intriguing😎
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Walnut Hill Fountain in Omaha. Dates from the early 1900s.

When I lived in this neighborhood, this was broken, rusted, and fenced off. They did a dynamite job restoring it!

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My mom brought some of my grandfather's slides over, and we've been scanning some of them.
This is Kodachrome from 1958 while they were in Peru, taken with a Leica.

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Wow! Time flies... been a little overwhelmed and the last images posted since I last commented are very nice!!! Thanks to all!
With Autumn literally on our doorstep, does anyone have Kodachrome images they can share? I need a little inspiration as we prepare for a day-trip picnic in the mountains beside a babbling brook in the Smokies.
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How's this Dave? It's an indoor shot, but it's my daughter getting ready for the adventure of a ride on her new tricycle in 1986.

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Love it! Brings back fond memories of our own kids...
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My mom brought some of my grandfather's slides over, and we've been scanning some of them.
This is Kodachrome from 1958 while they were in Peru, taken with a Leica.

What a wonderful shot (and a great scan)!
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My dad shot a lot of Kodachrome in the 1970s while we were living in Japan and Hong Kong. And I do have hundreds of his slides scanned, but I don't have notes on which were Kodachrome and which are not. That means I'd have to go back and find the originals in the files to verify which shots I could post to this thread -- with about 15,000 slides to go through that's a lot of looking for needles in haystacks!
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My dad shot a lot of Kodachrome in the 1970s while we were living in Japan and Hong Kong. And I do have hundreds of his slides scanned, but I don't have notes on which were Kodachrome and which are not. That means I'd have to go back and find the originals in the files to verify which shots I could post to this thread -- with about 15,000 slides to go through that's a lot of looking for needles in haystacks!
... But what fun you will have doing that!!!
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... But what fun you will have doing that!!!
Hah! Already had weeks of such "fun" last year when putting together the presentation for my mom's memorial service ... not quite up to doing it again ... at least not yet.
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A really nice thread with wonderful photos!
I have used Kodachrome, too. Was my film of choice in the 80ies.
But I've moved forward in the beginning of the 90ies to Fujichrome Velvia and Fujichrome RD 100.
RD 100 was my main replacement for Kodachrome 64. The reasons for me:
- RD 100 reached a similar level of sharpness and fineness of grain as K64
- it was 2/3 stops faster
- as an E6 film getting it developed was easier and cheaper.

In the later years RD 100 was further improved to RD 100 new, then into the professional Version Provia and then into Provia 100F.
With each development step it has besome significantly better. Whereas K64 remained the same.
Before it was discontinued in 2010 I've shot some K64 rolls again in direct comparison to Fujichrome Provia 100F. The difference has been very huge:
- Provia 100F has about 30% higher resolution (I did also some test chart comparisons)
- Provia has significantly better sharpness
- Provia has significantly finer grain
- Provia has more natural colors
- Provia has a much higher flexibility, as it can be used with pull and push processing in the ISO 50 to 400 range
- E6 development at home is very easy, cheap and gives perfect results.

Kodachrome was an excellent film in its days. But technolgy has significantly moved on and surpassed it significantly. For years Provia 100F is now one of my most used films.
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I have returned to shooting slide film. Just picked up 200 rolls of expired film, half of which is Ektachrome and Provia.

My Kodachromes still languish in storage. I really wish I could scan them but life gets in the way. I think any comparison to anything I have done or will do with anything other than Kodachrome is just that. It is NOT Kodachrome and is not even comparable. I await the new Ektachrome but it will not have the character or opportunity to capture images of the past. No, sadly, those times are gone.

A classic '65 Mustang GT like my wife drove when we first started our lives together cannot be compared to a current Mustang model of any sort. The current cars are technologically better by any measure, but inferior to the memories and experiences of those who owned the classic models. I suspect there are a lot of Kodachrome images around with those classic Mustangs and it is rare to see those cars out of the safety of their garages, let alone K64 images of them!

I do miss Kodachrome. I miss classic cars. But no one can take away the legacy of either nor my memories of the changes in my life that included both. Family images and travel photos. Ah, yes, but enough talk, how about some more images to be posted?
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Absolutely loving this thread of my favourite film! One of the biggest regrets of my time in photography is allowing my (now ex) wife anywhere near my collection of transparencies and negatives which mysteriously made their way into the rubbish bin....
I have roughly ten K64 images left from what must boxes full of them!
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My daughter was born the same year Kodachrome went away; I took hundreds of baby pictures in Kodachrome during her first year of life but, personally significant as they are for me, I'd better spare you those . That said, among the many cherubic portraits I'd take a picture in the street now and then. I'll tag along and post as I find them.

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A classic '65 Mustang GT like my wife drove when we first started our lives together cannot be compared to a current Mustang model of any sort. The current cars are technologically better by any measure, but inferior to the memories and experiences of those who owned the classic models. I suspect there are a lot of Kodachrome images around with those classic Mustangs and it is rare to see those cars out of the safety of their garages, let alone K64 images of them!

I do miss Kodachrome. I miss classic cars. But no one can take away the legacy of either nor my memories of the changes in my life that included both.
I can completely understand your feelings. I have very similar feelings concerning my Kodachromes from the 80ies.
But what I was referring to in my post above:
I don't live exclusively in the past and my memories of it .
I - fortunately - also live now and want to capture all the nice things I live through now. To have pictures of my life and remember it in twenty years from now, like having the pictures from my current past.
And the pictures now cannot be shot anymore with Kodachrome.
Therefore I am very thankful that I have such outstanding reversal films like Provia and the Velvias to enjoy and capture my current life and document it for the future.
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I can completely understand your feelings. I have very similar feelings concerning my Kodachromes from the 80ies.
But what I was referring to in my post above:
I don't live exclusively in the past and my memories of it .
I - fortunately - also live now and want to capture all the nice things I live through now. To have pictures of my life and remember it in twenty years from now, like having the pictures from my current past.
And the pictures now cannot be shot anymore with Kodachrome.
Therefore I am very thankful that I have such outstanding reversal films like Provia and the Velvias to enjoy and capture my current life and document it for the future.
Agreed!!!

Strangely, it is a different world in which we live, now. It is wonderful to savor the past, I just received 200 rolls of Ektachrome, Provia, etc that has expired but I will slowly work my way through them and I look forward to the results.

My problem these days is what the heck am I going to shoot? Being house-bound, we rarely are able to venture far. But my camera is loaded and ready for something! In the meantime this thread will do and it has been wonderful. Thank you all.
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view south from the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak, c1975.
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Wow, what an excellent picture!
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Wow, what an excellent picture!
Congratulations!
This will certainly look outstanding in projection!
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Wow! The images recently posted are terrific!

If anyone has any doubt about the beauty and importance of Kodachrome and YOUR images, this thread should correct that impression.

Looking to see MORE images posted here!

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