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06-13-2018, 07:41 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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Popular Science tours the Kodak factory

Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

This is amazing. Puts some perspective what effort is involved to bring small batch films like JCH Street Pan and Ferrania P30 to market.

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QuoteOriginally posted by murrelet Quote
Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

This is amazing. Puts some perspective what effort is involved to bring small batch films like JCH Street Pan and Ferrania P30 to market.
Reminds me of one of my fellow students who got a job in a colour lab back in 67. He had used night vision goggles before the rest of us had even heard of them.
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QuoteOriginally posted by murrelet Quote
Inside the facility where Kodak brings film back to life

This is amazing. Puts some perspective what effort is involved to bring small batch films like JCH Street Pan and Ferrania P30 to market.
Interesting, thanks for posting!

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Thanks for sharing.
A nice feature, with interesting and well-executed pictures.
I was a little put off by the comparison between the "digital picture" and the "film exposure" in the beginning... they at least had the decency of not drawing any conclusions, because how they did it it's just a case of not knowing how to do a proper WB...

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Thanks for posting this. I just posted a link to the story over at RFF as well.

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I am actually amazed at how small scale things are relative to my imagination. Growing up in the sixties, I imagined the rockets at Cape Canaveral that launched men into orbit as HUGE. I imagined the Russian Sputnik satellite to be the size of a car. I was shocked when I saw the actual size as being much smaller than my television-based imagination.

The same is true with the Eastman Kodak factory. Yes, it's not small, but somehow I envisioned a football field sized hangar building with hundreds of workers. Love the photos that bring it all down to scale.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
I am actually amazed at how small scale things are relative to my imagination.
I'd say it looks like a pretty sizable venture, especially considering the relatively niche market of film in the present day.
Kudos to those keeping it alive.

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Can't be viewed from Australia. It's force-redirected to Home | Australian Popular Science, which doesn't seem to carry the story.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paul the Sunman Quote
Can't be viewed from Australia. It's force-redirected to Home | Australian Popular Science, which doesn't seem to carry the story.
Have you tried using a proxy? There's no videos or other "heavy" content, so it should work even with free ones.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Have you tried using a proxy? There's no videos or other "heavy" content, so it should work even with free ones.
Was 'cooler' Ektachrome really more "accurate" than 'warmer 'Kodachrome??
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Was 'cooler' Ektachrome really more "accurate" than 'warmer 'Kodachrome??
My point is that the digital picture looks unappealing, and it could have been better with a slightly different WB.
I don't want to say this was done on purpose, but...
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Was 'cooler' Ektachrome really more "accurate" than 'warmer 'Kodachrome??
Kodachrome did have a bit more saturation than Ektachrome, especially in the reds. Overall Ektachrome (other than the VS variant) was more neutral/realistic/accurate. Part of the rise of Fujichrome, was not just price, but also an even greater saturation in the greens and blues than Ektachrome.

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My point is that the digital picture looks unappealing, and it could have been better with a slightly different WB.
I don't want to say this was done on purpose, but...
Yes, I agree here and I can't help but think it was intentional. They even state that they edited the Ektachrome image, but the digital comparison looks RAW and unedited.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alex645 Quote
*snip*

Yes, I agree here and I can't help but think it was intentional. They even state that they edited the Ektachrome image, but the digital comparison looks RAW and unedited.
In their defence I must say they clearly stated they did that because the film stock was expired.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
Was 'cooler' Ektachrome really more "accurate" than 'warmer 'Kodachrome??
I never liked the old Ektachrome and always shot Kodachrome, it always looked better (the colours) and had a much longer storage life.

However the newer Ektachrome (E100G & E100GX, E100VS) were much better, but no slide film will ever be as pleasing to me as Kodachrome.

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