EGGD
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What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:39 am

Hey all,

Sorry to bother you again, i have some Kodachrome here in need of some processing. I heard that Kodak shut all their Labs except in Switzerland so what should i do? Send my films to the Lab in London and let them send it off to Switzerland, or just send it straight there.

What do you UK Kodachrome users do now?

Cheers

Dan
 
AndyEastMids
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:13 pm

Dan,

Send it to the lab at the old / normal in Wimbledon - they'll take care of everything and forward it to Switzerland.

Andy
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 5:58 pm

Hi Dan, If you are in a "little bit" hurry to have your slides developed send them direct to Lousanne. If you send them to Wimbledon (or in my Case the Dutch lab.) it takes a few more days to have them back.

George Polfliet
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 7:07 pm

ah ok thanks very much!

How long do you normally have to wait for them to be returned (i sent them first class)

Thanks

Dan
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 7:45 pm

Via Wimbledon, 2 - 3 weeks seems to have been the norm recently. If you do a search through the archive of this forum, I think you'll find its been mentioned that the target is two weeks, and that sending stuff via Wimbledon is sometimes quicker than sending it direct - Rich Hunt (I think) posted some figures a couple of months ago.

Andy
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 8:19 pm

The same for me 2 - 3 weeks.
But on this moment for me it is'nt a problem at all because I have still about 25 - 30 rolls to scan (most from CDG and YVR).
Digital camera, I think of it more and more.

George Polfliet
 
EGGD
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 8:23 pm

hhhmmm thats quite a while. I have been thinking about turning to digital too. Although we have two digital camera's but both of poor quality.

I wouldn't mind paying 600 pounds (don't have a pound sign lol) for a new digital camera if i new it was too get good results

Cheers

Dan
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:02 pm

Dan,

I think that the digital cameras some of the folks here use cost more than £600 - over £3000 for a Nikon D1x, £1800 for a Canon D30, or £2300 for a Fuji S1, all without lenses... Hmmm, I'll hang in there with celluloid for a while longer.

Andy
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:06 pm

hehe  Smile

Chris Kilroy's pictures seemed pretty good to me (i heard that his Sony camera was $900 but that might be wrong).

Maybe it is wrong

Lol

ok

Thanks

Dan
 
AndyEastMids
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Thu Jul 26, 2001 9:24 pm

Hmmm...

SONY DSC-F505V DIGITAL STILL CAMERA £699.00

 Wink/being sarcastic

Andy
 
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RE: What Should I Do With My Kodachrome?

Fri Jul 27, 2001 11:24 am

If I sent them to Lausaunne from here in HKG, the wait averaged about 4 weeks. One of my friends in London had the worst Kodachrome experience I've heard of. He sent in a whole bunch of them to Wimbledon in February after his trip to Sharjah. The last time I heard, he's still waiting for them!! Wow!

I also have a copy of the Sony DSC-F505V. While shots of aircraft on the ground is OK with this camera, it is just not responsive enough to shoot aircraft in-flight. After quite a bit of disappointing experiences, I now designate this camera for general photography only. For aviation photos, it's either sticking with celluloid or coughing up the dough for a pro-level digital SLR.

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