The End of An Era

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The clock is ticking close to midnight, actually some of you are already celebrating the New Year, and in Parsons, Kansas, the last roll of Kodachrome is being developed…

We’ve been reporting the end of the Kodachrome Era for quite some time, and this is it… Dwayne’s Photo, the last certified Kodachrome processing facility in the world, will be processing their last roll of film today. Check out this clip from CBS News Sunday Morning featuring the great classic.

Although some good things must come to an end, Lomography is here to stay! So tonight, when you cheer this new year’s, cheer to film and analogue photography! Remember the Future is Analogue!

written by gabysalas on 2010-12-31 #news #kodachrome #film #analogue-photography #processing

32 Comments

  1. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    This is a sad moment. A well focused, well exposed Kodachrome 25 35mm slide equals at least 80 megapixels of information, and nothing ever came close for colour depth or reciprocity flatness. It was unforgiving stuff, but it was the best. I hope someone like Fotochemica will pick up the formula, but it's not likely.

  2. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    so sad indeed... :(

  3. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    FAREWELL ! Let's all hope that a similar film and chems will be produced in the years to come !

  4. copefan
    copefan ·

    t'is a very sad day...... :-(

  5. smbilgin
    smbilgin ·

    Good bye old friend :(

  6. wuxiong
    wuxiong ·

    We always want something better, thus to leave something which is already excellent behind. It's a tragedy of human behavior....

  7. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    My roll's one of the final batches for processing! :)
    Hopefully Dwayne’s Photo can EXTEND the deadline :(

  8. blue-dog
    blue-dog ·

    Well said wuxiong and herbert-4. I am sad and speechless about Kodachrome

  9. rainbow_gumdrops
    rainbow_gumdrops ·

    The only real regret I have is never having the chance to shot with Kodachrome. The film I heard is so amazingly magical flying away while before I could even have a chance to touch the bright yellow box. This is a real lost for many young and old photographers out in the world!

  10. elletra
    elletra ·

    I had a roll delivered there on the 29th, I'm eagerly awaiting the results. I also ordered a kodachrome tee shirt from there website, very cool!

  11. maneke
    maneke ·

    * bye

  12. burslem
    burslem ·

    I don't understand that Kodak say that there is little demand, but what about the massive Lomography community? :( Lomography just need to make their own version! :D

  13. nural
    nural ·

    This is sad... I can't believe so many amazing photos were captured with Kodachrome and there will no longer be any available...

  14. sergio_m
    sergio_m ·

    Kodachrome 1935-2010!

  15. huneprut
    huneprut ·

    I don't get it!

  16. spoeker
    spoeker ·

    sigh...

  17. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·

    It is so sad... I wrote a blog entry about my wishes for Koda(Lomo)chrome: goo.gl/crTlI

  18. marv89
    marv89 ·

    Too sad that there is no place for this in the modern world...
    Maybe analogue is too slow for this world, which is speeding up in an exponential way...
    Just let us hope that there will be a counter-movement, cause i don't like to hurry.
    And keep up analogue photography ! Hope there will be another movement soon, which writes letters and no e-mails.
    You should try ! Nothing feels as good as doing a stamp on a self-written letter for someone you like. For example the girl two doors away, which you liked but never were able to ask for a date. Much better than facebook-stalking her ;)

  19. luna_antonio
    luna_antonio ·

    A real pitty!

  20. lawypop
    lawypop ·

    Hey guys! if u still got Kodachrome, you can process it as BW negative
    Details:-
    https://www.filmrescue.com/still-film-service-details.html

  21. kuryzu
    kuryzu ·

    :((

  22. mightymouse
    mightymouse ·

    Sent mine off about a week ago to Dwaynes

  23. tallgrrlrocks
    tallgrrlrocks ·

    Farewell :(

  24. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    If you have sent film in to be processed, please show us your results! We would love some analogue lifestyle pieces about these last roles! Remember, you will get Piggy Points for published articles!

  25. floriansimon
    floriansimon ·

    I am quite glad about this e-mail by dwayne's: "A package was shipped to you on 12/23/2010 via U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail Intl." :)

  26. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    I'm so happy that I could shoot three rolls of Kodachrome... but the time was really too short!

  27. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Lomography has manufacturing sources... as above, how about Lomochrome, and even more Lomographic... Lomoaerochrome!!! In 35mm and 120!! Please go for it.

  28. 60b
    60b ·

    Sadly for the brilliance of Kodachrome its development process was convoluted and as enviromentally friendly as going out and pour petrol over polar bears. I respect what Kodachrome has done but we need to make sure we shoot whats still available to keep it on the market.

  29. charwang
    charwang ·

    lomo petition for more kodachrome!

  30. ilovemydiana
    ilovemydiana ·

    oops... i still have a roll. i wonder if there is even one place on earth that could do it?

  31. keepitsimple
    keepitsimple ·

    im depressed now :(

  32. shoujoai
    shoujoai ·

    My homage to Kodachrome 64: www.lomography.com/homes/shoujoai/walls/26912-kodachrome-64…

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