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Kodak Kodachrome SW (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

Upon seeing the label "Kodakchrome SW" I immediately got excited! I thought, "A black and white slidefilm?" (SW = schwarz weiß which means black and white). And so I asked the owner of the photostore about it and he answered “no, no, It means Satured Warm."

Upon seeing the label “Kodakchrome SW” I immediately got excited! I thought, “A black and white slidefilm?” (SW = schwarz weiß which means black and white). And so I asked the owner of the photostore about it and he answered “no, no, It means Satured Warm."

I used this 100 asa slide film at 50 asa setting with my lca (german light is so low I always have to do it with Kodak films!), and cross processed it afterwards. Surprisingly the colours came out stunning! Just like a water-colour painting, the texture of my photographs is so fluid and rich. The Kodak-green and yellow hues are omnipresent on my shots. And shooting that evening’s sunset made me really love this film.

My problem is that I have only three of this left and I definitely need more. Is it still produced? Mine was already expired a few years ago though but i have hunch this is already been discontinued.

written by mephisto19

3 comments

  1. yoharryo

    yoharryo

    Did I miss something, I thought you couldn't cross process Kodachrome, due to it not being regular E6 slide film.

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    my lab cross processed it like all my other films...!

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  3. yoharryo

    yoharryo

    I thought Kodachrome was totally different, and had to be processed in Kansas. And that because it was different to both C41 and E6 you couldn't x-pro. Besides, they only make 64 ISO Kodachrome now. And, I don't think they ever made a 100 ISO Kodachrome.

    Though, what it looks like is Kodak Ektachrome 100 ISO (sounds like it too), which is a fine film but not as special as Kodachrome. Maybe they rebrand Ektachrome as Kodachrome in Germany? In the US and UK I am certain that Kodachrome is something entirely different.
    (Wikipedia has a bit on what is called Kodachrome here: http://en.wikipedia.(…)/Kodachrome )

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