Re: kodachrome 16mm

From: Timoleon Wilkins (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 07:38:18 PST

This is interesting, a lot of conflicting reports. Kodak Hollywood told
Action Camera in San Francisco (their largest 16mm/S8 dealer in N.
California) there were supplies to last through June/July only. My Kodak
rep. stated clearly the stock was discontinued (see my previous posting).
Apparently K-40 16mm doesn't even warrant the effort of an 'official'
statement?? Who is your information source in New York?

>News from Paris is that Kodachrome 16mm with processing included in the
>price will be phased out after March 31st. The last batch is dated 03/06 so
>technically they will have to destroy outdated stock (though they'll
>probably find ways for it to fall into right hands). The Lausanne lab will
>continue to process through September. After March 31st, a version will be
>availble for 1-2 years without processing included - this will have to be
>sent to Dwayne's in Kansas at the filmmaker's charge.
>News from New York is that Kodachrome 16mm is no longer in the catalogue
>but remains FTO - Fill to Order. This means there is a minimum amount
>required for them to produce a new wideroll, but they do not seem to have
>done away with it altogether. I don't know what the minimum is.
>For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.

For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.