Re: The return of Kodachrome Super8?

From: Myron Ort (email suppressed)
Date: Sun May 11 2008 - 13:34:56 PDT

Speaking of Kodachrome, I just sent in a roll of reg. 8mm that I
found in an old camera that had been unfinished 20 years ago, so I
put on some new exposures and sent it to Dwayne's.
Looks like very faded memories, washed out and tending toward
magenta. I little green paint will fix it right up. I feel like Rip
Van Winkle. Seeing images I totally forgot about from so long ago. I
still have some more 8mm stock going back as far as 1965 which I am
willing to play with. I imagine age and storage conditions have much
to do with how it turns out.

I was amused by the tape splices Dwayne's uses, so I replace with
cement (the smell of acetone in the joking matter I
know) and then I found I could not cement splice the white leader.
Now I understand they are making the leader out of plastic instead of
acetate so you cannot use cement splicing. I also found amusing the
amount of dust on the processed film. Is this generally true of
Dwayne's processing? I am not complaining since I believe they are
the only lab doing old Kodachrome reversal. I can live with dust and
can embrace aesthetically....

Plastic base, Is this true of the new filmstocks as well. Can the
new filmstocks be cement spliced????? I seem to recall reading
somewhere that even the new film stocks do not splice well with film
cement, is this the case?

Myron Ort

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