Re: kodachrome slide film

From: Sam Wells (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Mar 27 2008 - 20:30:46 PDT

> I first discovered him when people tried to argue about the
> impossibility of hand- processing Kodachrome. Very informative here:

Wow, 400 speed Kodachrome; T grain.....

Anyway -- John the only person I can think of at Kodak who might lend
a sympathetic ear would be Steve Garfinkle (he was vocally an
advocate of the continuation of Plus-X and Tri-X reversal stocks from
Kodak --- (I don't have contact info)

I don't know how long the rolls are -- but cutting at 400' (or 100'
for Eyemo) lengths is certainly _doable_ whether they would or not is
another question. They can even custom slit widths although they're
not likely to tell you that but I know a filmmaker got them to slit
and perf the 5285 (from the sheets I suppose) at 16mm single perf
some time before they - Kodak - released the stock in 16/S16 gauge. I
suspect he bought a lot of it.

A Kodak rep did tell me once they could give me 400' rolls (35mm) of
T Max 400 with BH perfs - If I bought "enough of it" (he wasn't sure
how much would constitute "enough" - this was not too long after the
introduction of that emulsion.

Cutting to 400' isn't your only concern, the perforating issue is
another -- with the KS perfs which it normally has as a still film
you'd have to find something that worked -- it's well known Coutard
shot on Ilford (and Agfa ?) stills films for Godard (Breathless, and
-- ?? Le Petit Soldat ?) with an Eclair Cameflex --- on CML once,
Jean-Pierre Beauviala alluded to the possibility of shooting KS perf
film with the Aaton 35-III but I don't know if anyone has done that
or not..... paging Jeff........


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