time for the 'chrome

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  1. montresor

    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Found some old slides I'd taken as a boy in 1967, surprised to see that they're Kodachrome, still looking great, but some of them have occasional places where the emulsion has flecked away. (Parenthetically, they were taken with a Kodak Instamatic -- Kodachrome 126! Whoa.)

    Anyway, I've decided it's time to shoot the big K while it's still possible. My question is about storage. How do other Kodachrome users store their slides? I want to avoid emulsion damage such as I found in the 40-year-old negs. Thanks!
     
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    Keep them in a cool, dark, and dry place. Do not put them in a freezer. The last thing you want it moisture from the air freezing onto them.
     
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    montresor TPF Noob!

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    Thanks, sounds easy enough! I suspect that these may have experienced all sorts of conditions over the decades.
     
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    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Scan a few and post 'em. I wanna see what 40 year old KC looks like!
     
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    It looks like brand new KC.
     

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