R.I.P. Kodachrome

Now that it is 2011, Kodachrome processing is no longer available.  The last processing lab, Dwayne’s Photo in Kansas, has processed its last roll. See For Kodachrome Fans, Road Ends at Photo Lab in Kansas and The Last Roll of Kodachrome Film Ever Will Be Developed Today for more details.

Personally, I used a lot of Kodachrome before digital, including Kodachrome 120. I still like looking at these photos; however, I haven’t used a roll of film in the last eight years.

Now the only question is how long other slide and negative films will remain available. I am voting for 2013 for the end of consumer color negative film.


About Mark Mizen

I have over twenty years professional experience in all aspects of photography and digital imaging. I am Chair of the ISO WG5 TG2 committee responsible for physical properties and durability of imaging material and am currently with HID Global working on systems for security printing for IDs, licenses, and credit cards. Previously, I was Director of Digital Development at Creative Memories from 2009 to 2012 and was responsible for the Creative Memories digital products and services. I also established and directed the Creative Memories Technology Center, which evaluated new products prior to product introduction, assisted with production difficulties, and provided technical information to support product sales.
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