Kodachrome KR-14 question

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  1. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, big dilemma...

    Some time ago I bought two rolls of KC in 120 size (mf) and shot them in a slot canyon in AZ. I tried to have them developed but couldn't find anyone to do it. I've been told that some labs do the KR-14 process only for 35mm film. I contacted Kodak and they said the developing of this film is not done anymore due to the complexity of the processing.

    :evil:

    Waaaaaa.... :cry:

    And I had some great shots in there, I know because I shot some regular 35mm slide film as well as 120 color film.

    Does anyone know of any place still doing this process? Or does anyone know the process and what it involves? Thanks for looking and maybe for helping.
     
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    ksmattfish Now 100% DC - not as cool as I once was, but still

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    When I worked at the photo lab about five years ago there were only two or three labs left in the country that processed it.
     
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    I don't believe you can get Kodachrome in 120 format processed anywhere in the world right now. There are a few labs doing 135, but the last time you could have had your 120 done was about 2 1/2 years ago. So, it looks like you're out of luck, unfortunately.
     
  4. Jeff Canes

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    Have you tryed Rocky Mountain Film the web site do not list 120 KR-14 as a process they support but it can not hurt to ask, and maybe they can give you a lead where to go

    http://www.rockymountainfilm.com/oldfilm.htm
     
  5. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks Jeff, I tried them with no luck. They said they would do it, I mailed it to them, but then changed their minds and told me that they won't do it any longer. They offered to send it to London where Kodak was doing one last batch processing. Unfortunately they sent it too late! So I got it back a year later together with their lame apology. Oh well...

    Meanwhile, does anyone know what the KR-14 involves? What kind of chemicals, times, temperatures, etc.? I might just attempt to do it on my own, what do I have to lose?...
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I guess you will just have to go and re-shot, lucky for you it is only a weekend away, I miss the slot canyons the last time I was in Arizona
     
  7. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well, I'll have to do that after all... Bummer! But you're right, canyons are basically a day's drive away. The shots I have taken were of a newly discovered slot canyon, on Navajo land (needed the special permit and guide) and I was the only person in it during that day. An awesome experience! I'll try to post some other shots soon.

    Thanks for comforting...
     
  8. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have head about these Indiana photo permits. What the deal with them?
     
  9. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Basically you enter the Navajo Nation Land to take pictures and potentially make money from selling these pictures. The Navajo Nation wants a little piece of the pie as well, I don't see anything wrong with that. Anyone can buy a permit for anywhere from $10 to $25, depending on the site. It's worth every penny, believe me.
     
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    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    Whoa, wait a second..... does that mean that taking pictures on the Navajo Nation Reservation would be illegal???


    uh-oh
     
  11. Mitica100

    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Only in certain sites, such as the Antelope (slot) Canyons, some restricted places near Monument Valley and such. Otherwise one can take picture after picture without any problems on any Indian reservation. In other words, if there is an attraction of kind they charge a fee for a daily permit.
     
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    tr0gd0o0r TPF Noob!

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    so as long as i don't hop any fences I should be alright
     

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