----- Original Message ----- From: "Alice Kroehle" <akroehle@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, October 13, 2005 9:58 AM
Subject: [rollei_list] Re: Kodachrome - the truth
Qualex in NJ no longer exists- it gets forwarded to District Photo in Beltsville, MD. I believe Dwayne's is the only North American processor that develops Kodachrome.
-----Original Message----- From: "Peter K."
Sent: Oct 13, 2005 11:42 AM
Subject: [rollei_list] Kodachrome - the truth
The biggest issue with Kodachrome is the limited places you can have it processed. I believe there are two left in the US. Qualex in NJ and Dwayne's in Kansas.
Putting that aside, the other issue with Kodachrome is that it cannot accurately reproduce the color purple. Instead any purple or lanvender coloring blue.
The best display of this was in the late Galen Rowell's book the Art of Adventure. He shows the same flower photographed with Kodachrome and again with Velvia. Velvia showed the flower correctly as being purple. Kodachrome rendered the flower blue. I tried this myself and it is true.
As Erwin states, no film will yield absolutely faithful coloring as ones sees in the original, but for me E100 and Fujicrhome do a better job than Kodachrome.
--- Richard Knoppow Los Angeles, CA, USA dickburk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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