Kodachrome 25 is DISCONTINUED?????

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  1. KBOC

    KBOC TPF Noob!

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    What happened? Why??????????
     
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    There has been no K25 for quite awhile. It lost out when E-6 films were so much improved with the grain technology plus easy processing. Velvia 50 is the standard now by which all other slide films are judged.
     
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    damn, things HAVE changed!

    Can one get chemicals for processing Velvia 50? or does it need to be lab processed like Kodachrome?
     
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    Velvia is normal colour transparency film, process E-6. Kodachrome uses process K-14, which is getting harder and harder to have done. There are only a few places in the world that still do it, and it's expensive as hell. You can still buy Kodachrome 25 if you look around (B&H sells it, I'd imagine...). Really, some of the newer emulsions are probably better choices.
     
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    Gee... like I said, things HAVE changed.

    I was looking Velvia 50 up and found it in 100' rolls for $80! I used to pay $80 for 100' of Plus-X!

    Now I need to figure out which is going to be the best slide scanner and find out if it's actually worth it to simply shoot slides and scan...
     

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