From: Sean Weitzel (email suppressed)
Date: Mon May 12 2008 - 10:57:57 PDT
Kodachrome up to 1973 was a different process (K-12) as opposed to K-14 used
today. There are no labs that can process K-12 Kodachrome as color reversal.
There are labs that can process it as black and white negative.
I have never had a dust problem with Dwayne's. That is unusual.
No, you cannot cement splice polyester film. You can ultrasonically splice
it though if you have the splicer equipment (expensive)
On Sun, May 11, 2008 at 1:34 PM, Myron Ort <email suppressed> wrote:
> 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 morning....no 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
> Myron Ort
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