Re: The return of Kodachrome Super8?

From: Jim Carlile (email suppressed)
Date: Sat May 10 2008 - 13:53:24 PDT

I think Mowrey would disagree with that now. On other boards he's always
trying to talk down people who are upset about K's end.
It was good for the time but it is a very old stock with an idiosyncratic
manufacturing and processing procedure. The new neg MP stocks are better,
BTW, color dyes are not added during processing. That's an old myth. What
happens is that each color layer is basically exposed to colored light,
processed, and rinsed separately. There are no dyes introduced into the processing.
Everything is already there in the film.
K-40 can even be home processed if you have the chemicals.
In a message dated 5/10/2008 4:41:14 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
email suppressed writes:

Not really. K25 and K40 were the best designed color film emulsions,
actually tri-pack black and white with color dyes added during the 14-bath
processing. It has the finest grain and most saturated colors at all densities and
doesn't fade over time.
-Pip Chodorov

At 1:24 -0400 10/05/08, Jim Carlile wrote:

Why? This should give the inventor of K-40, Ron Mowrey, a good laugh. Except
for archival properties, it's kind of silly.

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